Monthly Archives: January 2012

Davos’ Misunderstanding of Capitalism: The Radical Entrepreneurship Needed for the Future

Gerald Zhang-Schmidt, 28 January 2012 The World Economic Forum is in session in Davos again, and it’s a rather different story this year. Even established magnates of business and government, after arriving on their private jets and moving in with … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why Bankers are Mostly Human

An interesting video from the European Coal Finance Campaign http://youtu.be/z4fIYxN0oe8

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TNI: Time to expose the Davos Class and push for a new direction

The Transnational Institute, Wednesday 25 January 2012 Today, in a small ski resort in the Swiss Alps, thousands of corporate and political elites will gather at the exclusive World Economic Forum meeting during an unprecedented crisis of legitimacy. Its founding … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Cuban Agriculture

By Miguel A. Altieri and Fernando R. Funes-Monzote, Monthly Review, January 8, 2012 When Cuba faced the shock of lost trade relations with the Soviet Bloc in the early 1990s, food production initially collapsed due to the loss of imported … Continue reading

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For the Maya, the World Isn’t Ending – the Environment Is

GUATEMALA CITY 16 Jan 2012 (IPS) – The end of the 5,126 year Mayan long-count calendar at the winter solstice of 2012 does not predict a global catastrophe, let alone the end of the world, say native activists and elders … Continue reading

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Another paradigm: Listening to nature – Leonardo Boff

Now that the great rains will be coming soon; floods, storms, hurricanes and landslides, we must learn again to listen to nature. Our entire Western culture, of Greek origin, is based on seeing. It is no accident that the central … Continue reading

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From Crisis to Crisis, Where are we Coming from, and Where are we Going?

by Birgit Daiber and François Houtart Must we really destroy the planet in order to develop? Does economic growth necessitate the sacrifice of millions of men and women? Is youth unemployment the price to pay for saving the economy? The … Continue reading

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