We’ll discuss what the next phase of the economy should look like after the recovery is over. We’ll debate the value of growth — whether raw economic growth is, in itself, a good thing, or whether a happy, sustainable future with broad prosperity for all is possible without constant growth. And we’ll examine the major battles in Silicon Valley over intellectual property, likely to be one of the bulwarks of the next economy.
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originally appeared on Al Jazeera's Inside Story
As unemployment in the US decreases and large companies expand their profit margins, has the capitalist system once and for all proven its ability to endure and adapt?
The jobless rate in the US has dropped to its lowest level in four years. And the economy, which in 2008 appeared to be on the brink of collapse, is said to be recovering.
Este artigo apareceu originalmente no site da The Guardian.
Não Há Alternativa (NHA) ao capitalismo? [Nota do tradutor: There is no alternative (TINA, “não há alternativa” em português) era um slogan político comumente atribuído a Margaret Thatcher quando ela era primeira-ministra do Reino Unido.]
In capitalist enterprises across the US, when the working day ends and employees return to their homes, many stop at bars along the way. Signs invite them in for a “Happy Hour” of drinking. The implication is that the previous hours – working – are the day’s unhappy hours. Similarly, current mainstream academic economics (“neoclassical economics”) ascribes “disutility” to labor, an absolute and universal characteristic of labor per se.
first appeared on WPKN 89.5fm
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Ben Beachy, Research Director with Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch discusses the major issues of jobs, lack of transparency and the role of corporate lobbyists in the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement negotiations.
This radio show originally appeared on WLRN's website.
Professor Wolff answers the common question about the role of investors in an economy directed by workers.
Professor Wolff answers the common question about the role of investors in an economy directed by workers. Listen to the full show here.