Category Archives: Economics

Eric Cantona proposes taking away from the power of the banks by withdrawing all your money and closing your account

A day of action was proposed by Eric Cantona today, 7 December 2010. To show the power of the individual he proposes to withdraw all one’s money from the bank and close the accounts. An initiative to close PayPal accounts … Continue reading

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Students occupy Tate Britain during announcement of Turner Prize 2010

Between 200 and 400 students protested against the planned cuts in arts and education yesterday. They entered Tate Britain and chanted during the announcement of the 2010 Turner Prize winner for contemporary British art. Winner Susan Philipsz expressed her support … Continue reading

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Tariq Ali endorses student protests and occupations

The sharp intellectual, historian, novelist, filmmaker, political campaigner, Tariq Ali speaks to students occupying the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, as part of a wave of student occupations of their Universities to protest against cuts in education … Continue reading

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Seoul G20 meeting: a chance for a new paradigm shift in development

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Social enterprise as a viable business model

There are 62,000 of them in the UK, contributing over £24bn to the economy, employing approximately 800,000 people http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/pages/about-social-enterprise.html Like Unlike

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Prosperity without growth

Tim Jackson presents his new book “Prosperity Without Growth” on Big Ideas of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). He is leading Economist for the UK Commission for Sustainable Development. Like Unlike

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Alternative thinking in economics recognised

Elinor Ostrom’s Nobel prize marks a departure for economics: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/oct/12/elinor-ostrom-nobel-prize-economics http://www.dnes.bg/business/2009/10/19/promiana-v-ikonomikata-li-e-nobelyt-za-elinor-ostrom.79456 Like Unlike

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