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(5791) Reaktion von Kevin Kühnert zum Verzicht von Martin Schulz auf den Außenministerposten am 09.02.2018 - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPffCJj6y9g - SPD-Bundesparteitag: Rede von Kevin Kühnert am 21.01.2018 // nichts fuer die 20% armutsgefaehrdent, weiterhin 2 klassen medizin. kompromiss bei befristung von arbeitsvertraegen. kein familien nachzug. &! https://aufwachen-podcast.de/kommentare/index.php?thread/1400-groko-4-0-sammelthread/&postID=30978#post30978 //&! KEIN KOALITIONSVERTRAG. EIN FUSIONSVERTRAG! https://aufwachen-podcast.de/2018/02/09/a269-fusionsvertrag/ //&! http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/medien/tv-kritik-so-berichten-ard-und-zdf-ueber-den-koalitionsvertrag-15438114.html &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NUSZi6haeI - Prof. Volker Kronenberg zum Verzicht von Martin Schulz auf den Außenministerposten am 09.02.18
GroKo  Martin  Schulz  JuSo  Angela  Merkel  Germany  Politics  history  SPD  CDU  CSU  refugee  crisis  btw17  AfD  trust  trustagent  No  Representation  European  Union  Brexit 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
(5679) ZAPP vom 31.01.2018: Eigene Wahrheit: "Project Veritas", Privatfernsehmacher für den ÖR - YouTube
fingiert fictitious / planted fake news by alt-right right-wing white nationalists supremacists // Project Veritas // polarised // ziel system weiter destabilisieren. demokratie. civic society. jeder gegen jeden - psychopolitik psychopolitics // neoliberalism capitalism // wir gegen die us against them // Milo Jordan Peterson Ben Shapiro etc etc etc
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  fake  news  Project  Veritas  Journalism  journalismus  facts  trust  trustagent  Facebook  filter  bubble  Polarisation  investigative  civic  Society  Gesellschaft  democracy  Demokratie  Sociology  Psychology  Authoritarianism  Zivilgesellschaft  liberalism  Conservative  Conservatism 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Donald Trump's success reveals a frightening weakness in American democracy - YouTube
liquid times by Zygmunt, globalization - accelerated times, inequality, 1%, poverty trap, weak institutions being fleeced (latest and biggest - GFC, one rule for the one TBTF and other for the many, many have to suffer what they must (varoufakis)), same w broken promise of globalisation benefits everyone, same w failed military interventions ... STRUCTURAL REASONS - DEMOCRACY ELECTED REPRESENTATION does no more exist! its lobbied $$$ vested interest pork barrels corruption abuse get rich quick schemes. Longing for past greatness eg case Brexit. //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YU9djt_CQM - Authoritarianism: The political science that explains Trump &! https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-Skala_(Autorit%C3%A4re_Pers%C3%B6nlichkeit) &! Democratic Backsliding (salami tactic) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF-Tdsvk0tI - The decline of American democracy won't be televised
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  Brexit  UKIP  Authoritarianism  GOP  LGBT  Transgender  gay  marriage  immigration  Culture  Identity  politics  inequality  unknown  foreign  different  AfD  uncertainty  No  Representation  book  globalisation  Super  Rich  1%  tax  evasion  avoidance  globalization  Institutions  revolving  door  lobby  vested  interest  Plutocracy  Oligarchy  Technocracy  Monopoly  poverty  trap  working  poor  post-racial  America  UK  Germany  American  Dream  democracy  history  neoliberal  neoliberalism  economic  Austerity  GFC  trust  trustagent  Sociology  Psychology  Philosophy  gini  Coefficient  corruption  White-collar  crime  war  on  drugs  Military–industrial  Privatisation  profit  maximisation  food–industrial  big  Pharma  TBTF  bailout  recovery  China  Russia 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
Ken Clarke: Tories had deal with Rupert Murdoch for 2010 election | Politics | The Guardian
David Cameron may have done “some sort of a deal” with Rupert Murdoch to win the Sun’s support for the Conservatives in the 2010 general election, Ken Clarke, the former justice secretary, has claimed.

“Quite how David Cameron got the Sun out of the hands of Gordon Brown I shall never know,” Clarke said. “Rupert would never let Tony [Blair – Brown’s predecessor] down because Tony had backed the Iraq war. Maybe it was some sort of a deal. David would not tell me what it was. Suddenly we got the Murdoch empire on our side.”
Rupert  Murdoch  David  Cameron  Presselandschaft  DailyMail  TheSun  Paul  Dacre  Brexit  Establishment  diversity  Elite  Propaganda  Pressesprecher  Andy  Coulson  phonehacking  Rebekah  Brooks  Monopoly  Oligarchy  Plutocracy  GFC  Austerity  Jeremy  Corbyn  Ed  Miliband  book  UK  Politics  Mogul  neoliberalism  neoliberal  capitalism  regime  inequality  Gesellschaft  Media  Medien  BBC  Society  trust  trustagent  Newspapers  Tabloids  Lügenpresse 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
“I think it’s to do with fear”: Russell Brand on America’s love of guns - Vox
usa got much more intensive media - driven by profit motive. the click. the outragous. the absurd. the funny. to keep you watching. confirmation bias. division. divisor. fear mongers hate mongers demagogue. protect what you've got bc gov is out to take it from you. - guns false security, consumption false identity, trump false Heilsbringer. and your neighbour is an illegal alien ...
Russell  Brand  Anarchism  mental  health  well-being  wellbeing  trust  fear  Gesellschaft  Zivilgesellschaft  Society  book  Alain  de  Botton  Facebook  bubble  filter  Newsfeed  Media  Social  Dopamine  trustagent  USA  post-racial  bias  prejudice  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  inequality  poverty  trap  Precariat  insecurity  America  American  Dream  economic  history  Chomsky 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Scriptwriter David Hare on Denial, truth and Trump - BBC Newsnight - YouTube
'alternative fact', deliberate (mis)manipulation of the truth. / Rifikin: 'Truth is a matter of clicks.' / lying in politics is not a new thing but every day is a new thing, to stay in news cycle, et al / deliberate distortions //&! Trump, "Alternative Facts" and the Women's March: A Closer Look - Late Night with Seth Meyers - https://youtu.be/lg9Tu79F4qE // ZDF Auslandsjournal 25th 01 2017 spend 10min on Kellyanne Conway "Alternative Facts" and SNL 21st 01 2017 had Kellyanne Conway Musical sketch! // &! &! Jimmy Kimmel's Alternative Facts - https://youtu.be/GC-mYDq_bTY "conveniently skewed" like 'consciously uncoupled' //&! What the Actual Fact? - The Trump Administration's "Alternative Facts": The Daily Show - https://youtu.be/o_zZY7lgfzo Donald Trump "I have a long running war with the news" in-fornt of CIA //&! Profiles in Tremendousness - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer - https://youtu.be/EDxCK4fi_sA - illegal voters, //&! https://youtu.be/Jxd61lQJyPU - Keith Olbermann stop live coverage of white house pressers, which are, when not fact checked, propaganda //&! Punchlines: Alternative crowd-control facts - https://youtu.be/2IHHsLWtGoQ //&! Chuck Schumer - https://youtu.be/hy4IUfvzKCM
post-truth  post  truth  fact  post-fact  alternative  Populism  Dogma  Nationalism  Propaganda  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  Social  Media  book  fake  news  Mainstream  Press  Lügenpresse  trust  trustagent  PBS  NPR  FoxNews  Rupert  Murdoch 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Brexit fallout: top brands pulled from Tescos as food prices set to rise by 5 percent - YouTube
Unilever is anglo-dutch and reports in euros thus fall in £ against euro is a profit/margin squeeze bc internally at unilever they did not protect themselves in FX market w options against eventual Brexit fallout! unilevers internal analysis was apparently for no vote. // & that manufacturing and exports flourish. you have to invest in industry. industry of the future 10 years down the road. which means FDI, internal business investment (rising business confidence uk wide and world wide for international uk businesses), and gov investment w long term plan 10-20 years. for the next gen. explicitly for the next gen. quasi for the 0-40 year olds.
FDI  foreign  direct  investment  British  Pound  £  Sterling  exchange  rate  Brexit  trustagent  business  confidence  consumer  inflation  RPI  CPI 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
Amber Rudd implicated in tax haven avoidance industry - YouTube
... sure. You know you were avoiding/evading tax or at least involved in an operation/company. Why not come forward? Why wait till you are found out? this is beyond poor judgement of the situation and peoples wrath over tax crime. this is poor sensitivity. thinks of herself beyond everyone else. gov in presses sells it as "embarrasing" //&! https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/sep/21/bahamas-leaks-reveal-amber-rudd-involvement-offshore-firms
Amber  Rudd  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  Theresa  May  tax  evasion  avoidance  1%  10%  20%  Super  Rich  Plutocracy  double  standard  trust  trustagent  career  Politicians  westminster  whitehall  lobby 
september 2016 by asterisk2a
Jonah Goldberg on Donald Trump's Candidacy, Liberalism, and Conservatism - YouTube
Centrists - Over promised and under delivered. thus feeling of no representation etc. and feeling of betrayal [...] can't discount the economics of the last decades. [...] Brexit is illuminating. [...] 1% look down on "make america great again" as nostalgia [...] see themselves better than the rest. [...] disdain [...] [...] Republicans (Establishment) could not break out of and from the past. Could not make advances against Donald Trump. [...]
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july 2016 by asterisk2a
Europa: Den Parteien laufen die Mitglieder weg - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ symptoms ] SPD und CDU haben seit 1990 fast die Hälfte ihrer Mitglieder verloren. Die Erosion der Parteien ist kein deutsches Phänomen, sie findet in ganz Europa statt. Unsere Demokratie ändert sich dadurch grundlegend. [...] Parteimitglieder sind nur noch Randgruppen [...] Personen statt Programme [...] Die Mehrheit der Bürger misstraut den Parteien
plutocracy  oligarchy  Super  Rich  1%  neoliberalism  neoliberal  neoconservatism  neoconservatives  No  Representation  Career  Politicians  squeezed  middle  class  Workers  Union  Trade  Union  trickle-down  economics  democracy  Soziale  Marktwirtschaft  Agenda  2010  Perspektivlosigkeit  deprivation  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  revolving  door  corruption  bribery  history  tax  evasion  tax  avoidance  multinational  conglomerate  Lügenpresse  corporate  media  trust  distrust  trustagent  symptom  globalization  globalisation  flat  world  borderless  Schwarzkasse  Jeremy  Corbyn  Bernie  Sanders  austerity  Precariat  working  poor  precarious  work  Zeitarbeit  labour  market  Leiharbeit  Zero  Hour  Contract  Contractor  part-time  Minijob  self-regulation  deregulation  speculative  bubbles  credit  bubble  reflate  reflation  wage  stagnation  income  growth  income  distribution  Gini  coefficient  inequality 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Medien in der Vertrauenskrise: Was zu tun ist - mit Anja Reschke | ZAPP | NDR - YouTube
[ symptom ... of our time. = by-product (Luegenpresse)! ] // [ einflussnahme ] [ befangenheit ] // TV = brot, wasser & spiele. // vollmuendiger buerger wird beformundet. kann man ihn nicht zumassen.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Interview With Mohamed El-Erian: Masters in Business (Audio) by Bloomberg View
7:50 New Normal is secular stagnation and decades-long NIRP, ZIRP, QE distortion. structural, secular. no cyclical recovery. but long secular challenges; prolonged period of low growth. // also inequality! // currently policy makers subsidise debtors, subsidise creditors - financial repression. promote risk taking. // richard koo would not agree with el-erian's notion that gov balance sheets are same as household balance sheets. // 12:10 demographic issue! political. and economic elements in it of secular stagnation. [...] borrowing growth // rise of far-right! // corps sitting on cash // inequality! // bc of lived in artificial world of borrowed growth, created massive divergence. // min 15:30 richard koo would not agree that central banks are the only game in town. central banks have complained abt austerity gov. // min 20 - Feds intellectually inflexible. comfort zone. self-regulation & great moderation. // reflation didnt work bc no fixed fundamentals // perfect storm! lost trust.
New  Normal  financial  repression  NIRP  ZIRP  QE  economic  history  secular  stagnation  GFC  credit  bubble  book  western  world  emerging  middle  class  debtoverhang  Richard  Koo  deleveraging  debt  servitude  Super  Cycle  household  debt  consumer  debt  credit  card  debt  car  loan  student  loan  debt  student  loan  student  debt  KennethRogoff  carmenreinhart  sovereign  debt  crisis  austerity  Paul  Krugman  Gini  coefficient  inequality  Joseph  Stiglitz  distortion  monetary  policy  fiscal  policy  monetary  transmission  mechanism  liquidity  trap  unconventional  monetary  policy  monetary  theory  monetary  system  retirement  demographic  bubble  ageing  population  far-right  Rechtsextremismus  Rechtsruck  zombie  consumer  zombie  corporations  zombie  banks  Pact  Schuldenbremse  tax  avoidance  tax  evasion  inflation  targeting  inflation  expectation  nominal  GDP  targeting  GDP  reflate  reflation  trust  trustagent  distrust  business  confidence  consumer  confidence  public  sentiment  public  perception  bank  bailout  Japan  Abenomics  AIIB  IMF  China  BRIC  self-regulation  Great  Moderation 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
The Deflation Monster Has Arrived | Zero Hedge
the world’s grand experiment with debt has come to an end. And it’s now unraveling. [...] The next thing is to give money to Main Street. [...] Either way, money will be printed out of thin air and given to you. That’s what’s coming next. Possibly after a failed attempt at demanding negative interest rates from the banks. But coming it is. [...] Once people lose faith in their currency all bets are off. The smart people will be those who take their fresh central bank money and spend it before the next guy.
deflationary  deflation  debt  servitude  credit  bubble  squeezed  middle  class  working  poor  secular  stagnation  UK  USA  Europe  western  world  Precariat  precarious  work  household  debt  Richard  Koo  GFC  China  recovery  property  bubble  subprime  economic  history  neoliberalism  neoliberal  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  capitalism  crony  capitalism  exploitation  Super  Cycle  consumer  debt  credit  card  debt  car  loan  student  loan  debt  debtoverhang  NPL  sovereign  debt  crisis  private  debt  debt  monetisation  debt  monetization  ZIRP  NIRP  QE  bank  bailout  distortion  capital  allocation  asset  allocation  speculative  bubbles  financial  repression  2016  2015  fiscal  policy  monetary  policy  fiat  money  fiat  currency  trust  distrust  trustagent 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
On the House: Westminster alcohol report censored by Commons speaker — RT UK
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2010 - "we are all in this together" --- Subsidy for MPs' bars and restaurants rises to £5.8m. The taxpayers’ subsidy for the bars and restaurants in the Houses of Commons has risen to £5.8m a year, despite promises by parliamentary official to cut public funding for politicians’ meals and drinks. - bit.ly/1mOzZUj //&! Cheers! MPs freeze beer prices in Parliament AGAIN despite £7m a year taxpayer subsidy. MPs have voted to freeze their own bar bills to keep beer prices to £2.90. Taxpayers already subsidising catering by millions of pounds a year. Comes after Strangers' Dining Room given £200,000 facelift. - dailym.ai/VdjtPC
Westminster  expense  scandal  Toff  Establishment  austerity  Privileged  double  standard  No  Representation  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  PR  spin  doctor  Positioning  election  campaign  promises  general  election  2015  general  election  2010  Manifesto  trust  distrust  trustagent  bank  bailout  GFC  greatrecession  fairness  babyboomers  Generationengerechtigkeit  accountability  transparency 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Robert Caro talks to Evan Davis about Lyndon B Johnson & power - Newsnight - YouTube
distrust in politics started with Vietnam // you better bring the public along with you. if you have concealed something. in the end you will fail. // Lyndon B. Johnson - LBJ >> Q&A: Historian Robert Caro - youtu.be/Gcm0WY6LKYw &! Robert Caro: Understanding Power (Full Length Version) - youtu.be/_MZInSqcksg //&! The Art of Political Power, with Robert Caro and William Hague - youtu.be/rQHGZTFpTEw //&! Biographer Robert Caro Lecture at Davidson College - youtu.be/MF3rNSMbsa0 //&! Robert Caro: Understanding Power (Full Length Version) - youtu.be/_MZInSqcksg //&! Presidency of LBJ - youtu.be/kjlXSPMzbNU
credibility  gap  Career  Politicians  political  economy  political  theory  Politics  abuse  of  power  authenticity  authentic  trust  distrust  trustagent  history  book  Play  accountability  transparency  democracy 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Chris Hedges on What it Takes to be a Rebel in Modern Times - YouTube
If you care about the truth you eventually run into problems as the journalist who usually manipulates facts for a living. // neoliberalism sold to us through lies and manipulated facts. // 2/3rds of the country in poverty. // mania for hope is a political pacifier even for the liberals, keeping people hopeful - keeps people complacent. // moral imperative for civil disobedience. // but do not use the word hope! // game is fixed. // rebellion led by day class intellectuals. that band together with the underclass. // if you have whole-sale surveillance, you can't have investigative journalism // it's about ratings and money, they don't do journalism. << corporate media. // dismantling BBC by tories is a power play by tories (power elite) // &! redd.it/3x3kw7 - Most of the information we spread online is quantifiably “bullshit” - The internet encourages the spread of information that is emotionally resonant but factually untrue
journalismus  investigative  journalism  journalism  mainstream  media  Noam  Chomsky  Chris  Hedges  activists  activism  democracy  manufactured  consent  society  propaganda  newscorp  News  Corp.  News  Corporation  social  democracy  trust  trustagent  distrust  neoliberalism  neoliberal  Gini  coefficient  inequality  Super  Rich  1%  poverty  Revolution  Rebellion  Occupy  Central  occupywallstreet  crony  capitalism  corporate  state  corporate  media  Surveillance-Industrial  Complex  surveillance  state  populism  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  revolving  door  interest  groups  vested  interest  rat  race  status  anxiety  zombie  consumer  disenfranchise  disenfranchised  post-racial  America  economic  justice  #BlackLivesMatter  presidency  barackobama  abuse  of  power  political  theory  political  economy  CIA  NSA  FBI  surveillance  Hacktivism  FOI  Freedom  of  Information  Act  transparency  oversight  accountability  media  conglomerate  conglomerate  business  model  pageviews  BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
▶ BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Cram: We are all to blame for Russian doping
Former world champion Steve Cram believes all those involved in athletics are to blame for the doping scandal in the sport in Russia. A World Anti-Doping Agency commission report has accused Russia of running a “state-sponsored” doping programme. Russia has said it is “fully committed to the fight against doping in sport." Cram said: “We are all complicit, we are all to blame. We know what’s being going on.” //&! WADA report author: 'My sadness over report findings' - bbc.in/1WNvl3u - evidence of cheating, drug abuse, cover-ups and extortion throughout the sport in the country. //&! "Long road to redemption." Lord Coe: I’m determined to rebuild trust in athletics - bbc.in/1M1QCn6 //&! NIETZSCHE ON: The Superman - youtu.be/bxiKqA-u8y4 & Losers and Tragic Heroes - youtu.be/ip97YDkvbtY
WADA  Russia  Doping  Opfer  IOC  IAAF  UCI  corporate  scandal  Olympics  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  crony  capitalism  capitalism  Anti-Doping  Doping  China  FIFA  Soccer  World  Cup  business  of  sport  elite  sports  elite  athlete  DFB  corruption  bribery  profiteer  marketing  advertising  advertisement  Entertainment  Escapeism  trust  trustagent  distrust  Wertegesellschaft  sociology  celebrity  culture 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Meat In Moderation: Media Reacts to WHO Cancer Report - YouTube
Response as expected. Moderation and Balanced. Its Position. Positioning as part of your lifestyle, life, reward yourself, treat yourself. most known "have a break have a kit kat. [...] [and share]" And Pick Your Poison, YOLO you know. Mass media are also reliant on Food Industry Advertising, stupid! Obvious conflict of interest. Editor "No you can't go so hard on them, write it in a balanced way." // First Video from their Channel - World Health Organization: Meat Causes Cancer! - youtu.be/ATvv71ycifU //&! http://nutritionfacts.org/video/everything-in-moderation-even-heart-disease/ & http://nutritionfacts.org/video/optimal-diet-just-give-it-to-me-straight-doc/ //&! FOOD (Junk Food, Engineered Sweets to addiction) AS REWARD FOR CHILDREN- youtu.be/dmSFAO13dV4?t=4m40s - child abuse in the making. Developing bad habit. Later in life you come home from a stressful day ... and reward yourself with food and alcohol, because you feel emotionally drained and stressed out.
WHO  Massentierhaltung  Massenmedien  mass  media  moderation  tobacco  Alcohol  medical  profession  cancer  carcinogen  carcinogenic  Asbestos  binge  drinking  substance  abuse  public  awareness  public  education  campaign  public  perception  public  discourse  public  debate  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  public  health  policy  public  health  intervention  prevention  western  world  western  society  western  diet  western  lifestyle  Standard  American  diet  pattern  diet  dietary  cholesterol  food  industry  Meat  Dairy  conflict  of  interest  business  model  journalismus  investigative  journalism  citizenjournalism  Social  pageviews  revolving  door  USDA  FDA  USA  Egg  Milk  Fish  Chemical  pharmaceutical  industry  big  pharma  pharma  Petroleum  Poultry  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  science  trust  distrust  trustagent  YOLO  society  psychology  Carnism  Speciesism  sociology  peer  group  peer  pressure  public  interest  public  image  public  opinion  zombie  consumer  GP  NHS  sick  population  health  care  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  crisis  Protection  Positioning  marketing  advertisement  targeting  advertisement  advertising  advertisement  re-targeting  mass  market  mass  culture  child  abuse 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Food Industry Enlisted Academics in G.M.O. Lobbying War, Emails Show - The New York Times
BOUGHT SCIENCE & Papers. // At Monsanto, sales of genetically modified seeds were steadily rising. But executives at the company’s St. Louis headquarters were privately worried about attacks on the safety of their products.
Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Consumer  Protection  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  crony  capitalism  capitalism  morality  GMO  crop  GMO  academia  academics  ethical  machine  ethics  trust  distrust  trustagent  revolving  door  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  food  industry  sick  population  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  dietary  cholesterol  junk  food  processed  food  fast  food  Egg  Meat  Fish  Dairy  Milk  Poultry  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Monsanto  Protection  Act  Monsanto  science  public  awareness  public  perception  public  debate  democracy 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Branson: Treating addicts with 'decency' saves them
Policy Making for Super Rich, 1%, vested interest and interest groups & Industry (capitalism) >> bit.ly/1eX3wC2 - [ First it was Big Sugar in USA that put Political pressure (will withdraw funding) on WHO to withdraw new & much low added sugar intake/nutritional guidance. Now this with the UN. Who are Policy Makers anyway? Are there any characters at these institutions? - bit.ly/1kmEDHJ & bit.ly/1GnMUoH & bit.ly/1cSYi7O & bit.ly/1MBJPy3 "Food Politics" & 1.usa.gov/1jyOCJQ ] // Richard Branson "somebody seems to have got to the UN, either a country or somebody worried about their job." The report by the UN Office of Drugs and Crime report allegedly said that there has been "millions of unnecessary arrests and that criminalising people for drugs is unnecessary and harmful." "They had basically come around to the realisation that treating people with decency is how you wean people off drugs". // UN denies Branson claim - bit.ly/1XeWLBp //&! bbc.in/1GP0EDC
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Simon Hix on the election of Jeremy Corbyn as the new leader of the Labour Party - YouTube
Movement (Bobble Head of our time that captured imagination of disenfranchised part of society which became disengaged with Politics because they had no voice and no impact and no shared views) - vs - [Labour] Party (something babyboomers and pensioners could voted for (if) it is properly framed, spun, communicated over and over again that they've sold out their kids and grand children for their own gain and capture of wealth and have to change course. because their kids and grand children are on a backfoot very much, already. and can not take guaranteed the opportunities and social and capital luxuries babyboomers, post-war gen (pensioners) have enjoyed and continue to enjoy. that they have to give up some of their pie).
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Easy Money Creates the Most Dangerous Bubbles - Bloomberg View
[Money has been slushing arnd in markets speculating, not investing in future & productive, added value goods. big companies are flush 2. easy credit is holding zombie corps of the last century over water. western world is persisting 2 put a banking bailout/crisis in the light of a sovereign debt crisis 2 push idealogical austerity. falling way being, never be able 2 catch up with productivity, output gap, STEM, research, future of work, smart grid & infrastructure, retooling their economy 21st century style.] // "speculation in property markets, amplified by mortgage financing, as a persistent central factor driving economic cycles." [...] the worst bubbles -- those that inflict the most economic pain -- tend to involve not just speculation, but a surge in easy lending and increasing leverage. [...] economic downturns following credit bubbles were generally worse and lasted longer. [...] danger of leverage cycle. // [ easy credit & debt fuelled recovery of assets, not fundamentals ]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Pando: Sec. of Defense to Silicon Valley: “There is no limit to what we can achieve together"
Ash Carter announces a new public-private project and delivers a recruitment pitch. [...] a hawkish focus on his goal: to develop stronger private partnerships in Silicon Valley. // [ defence contractor ] // &! Andreessen: Pentagon Wants to Work With Silicon Startups - youtu.be/PTBV4rowPsg &! youtu.be/_lQWIFi0D4k "nation state wars" &! // &! IT Security needs time in stealth before production ready - youtu.be/VY6TUw3J9FY // &! The Takeaway - youtu.be/HlDfMi9Uzqc - attracting talent & repair relations post-Edward Snowden & 'state-subsidies' for Valley firms (defence/defense contracts) // &! youtu.be/C_qeUCU7N1o - rebuilding bridge between SV and Pentagon // youtube.com/watch?v=0dZs9wzQsZI
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
(2012/13) After the Financial Crisis: How to Tell the Forest from the Trees - YouTube
"Profits are privatized while losses are socialized. How we got here, and how we can get out of this situation." // min20 - UK debt2GDP 2008, +100% Debt on Banks Balance Sheet, ~100% Household Debt, +100% Nonfinancial institutional/corporate Debt, <50% Gov Debt ( bit.ly/1u6QiLP ) risen to <80% Gov Debt2GDP bc of Bank Bailout. ( gross national debt has been rising, unable to pay down because of lack of growth, turning Japan - bit.ly/1f7UNyp ) // It is still a banking crisis. Especially in Europe. Not a sovereign debt crisis. Greece situation made much worse because of austerity. // min 32 - talks about China! China's Assets and Liabilities. 70% of global consumption is US/EU. [but shifting!] From CDO example, China correlates with US/EU vice versa! Chinese property bubble & equity bubble, came 2 an end this Summer 2015! The crisis began w banks & will end w banks! The crisis is still with us. The banks, stupid! // investment banking bust bc of low yields across all public asset classes
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
The Draghi Put - YouTube
Draghi Put &! bit.ly/1fQ2lcq // &! bloom.bg/1Euf6peh // &! Mark Blyth Mackenzie Lecture 2015 – Austerity and the Politics of Money - youtu.be/B6vV8_uQmxs --- u cant make them lend (banks) 2 businesses (productive investment, closing productivity & output gap) particularly in a deflationary world with secular stagnation tendencies/signs, with non-existent inflation expectations! liquidity trap! dont get into higher growth path/gear! and infrastructure bonds (= Eurobond) on EU level wont help very much. !New Normal is lower yield avg across assets (public) & economic growth average p/a of abt 1.2-1.4% Add demographic bubble/ageing population = less consumerism, less disposable income/discretionary spending on aggregate, Piketty (book) removed technology as growth multiplier in some chapters & then you really come to <2% p/a long-run growth predictions for EU/western world. <2% growth p/a at >90% debt2gdp u have a problem! == Rechtsruck &or Anti-Austerity. Political tail-risk!
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Alternatives Management: Vertrauen als Ressource für Unternehmen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Oft werben diejenigen am meisten darum, die unter Vertrauensverlust leiden. Denn tatsachlich sinkt das Vertrauen in die Wirtschaft und das Misstrauen steigt. Das ist das Ergebnis nahezu aller Studien zum Thema Verbrauchervertrauen // &! bit.ly/1Vd5jYF - Twitter just made it more difficult to hold politicians accountable // Same with the Conservative Party deleting all their speeches and documents after they won majority in election and partnered up with libdems - bit.ly/1c7hHG6 &! bit.ly/1Epl5va // Auch Geld funktioniert nur dank Vertrauen [...] Der Systemtheoretiker Niklas Luhmann beschrieb Vertrauen daher auch als "Mechanismus zur Reduktion sozialer Komplexität". Ständiges Misstrauen dagegen mache unser Zusammenleben deutlich schwieriger, sagt Martin Schweer. [...] Schnell zeigte sich: Hatte der eine das Geschäft fair und zum gegenseitigen Vorteil abgewickelt, erhöhte der andere in der nächsten Runde seinen Einsatz. // &! bit.ly/1ILzkZU - Does honesty matter ...
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Don’t Be Apple | TechCrunch
[ pendulums swing ] Put another way, Apple may be more benevolent than Amazon, Facebook, Google, or Microsoft — but it is also more dictatorial than any of those. Benevolent dictators are wonderful until suddenly they aren’t. You may trust Apple not to abuse the power it wields (and if you think that power is trivial or meaningless, consider just how much of our lives are orchestrated by and through our pocket supercomputers nowadays, and how they could be used against us.) Heck, despite my criticisms, I trust today’s Apple not to abuse that power. But I would vastly prefer that they didn’t have it at all — or that they at least gave users the option to sever the tether to Cupertino. “Trust, but verify,” as Ronald Reagan once said. [...] It may seem silly to criticize a fantastic company that makes superb products and delights its users on the basis of an abstract philosophical dispute. ...
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Spotify says sorry after privacy policy anger - BBC News
The new terms included access to pictures, contact phone numbers and sensor data stored on the user's smartphone. Mr Ek apologised in a blogpost for the "confusion" the changes had created. He promised an "update" to the new policy in order to clarify it but did not suggest that the terms themselves would be changed. "We should have done a better job in communicating what these policies mean and how any information you choose to share will - and will not - be used," Mr Ek wrote. He said Spotify would not access or import people's photos, contacts, sensor or GPS data without their permission. [ but you agree that they can, by accepting the TOS. what they should have included was clear why. even if it would reveal future products and product features/changes ] // &! bit.ly/1TXXhFN // &! on.recode.net/1NDtOMh // &! bit.ly/1K9Wxr1 - its about collecting data, and selling this data, and showing you more targeted ads based on this data. Joining the ranks of everyone else.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Griechenland: Warum ein Schuldenschnitt jetzt richtig ist - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ nennt es doch schuldumschreibung!? longer dated lower interest rates. es wurden ja unsere banken in europa gerettet in 2009/10/11. ] Es ist die richtige Ankündigung zur rechten Zeit: Griechenland wird einen Schuldenschnitt bekommen - auch wenn die Kanzlerin das nicht so aussprechen will. Klingt seltsam, aber so funktioniert Europa nun einmal. // &! bit.ly/1No5spK - Griechenland-Hilfe: Merkels Schneeballsystem - Am Mittwoch stimmt der Bundestag über das dritte Hilfspaket für Griechenland ab. Das Risiko für die deutschen Steuerzahler: ein dreistelliger Milliardenbetrag. Doch die Kanzlerin verschleiert das - die Folgen werden fatal sein.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Steuern: OECD fordert strengere Besteuerung von Reichen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Weltweit gibt es immer mehr Reiche, sie werden immer wohlhabender. Aber die meisten Länder besteuern sie nicht streng genug, rügt die OECD. Auch in Deutschland fehlen demnach spezialisierte Abteilungen in den Finanzämtern. [...] Integrität des gesamten Systems gefährdet
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Libor: the key global rate abused on a wide scale | Business | The Guardian
&! bbc.in/1hjyISg - Libor trial: Have we cleaned up the financial markets? &! bloom.bg/1DnL1qg - DOJ Said to Probe Deutsche Bank on Russia Mirror Trades. And yet another bank, that gets a clap behind its head, because it got caught making 'illegal' business, because its business and it contributes to that profit goal of 15-25% for shareholders (Wall Street) and own pockets. Making money with money. No contribution to society and economy at large. no shared economic interest.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
David Stockman: Central Banks Setting Up World for Bad Time - YouTube
"monetary madness" - repeat phrase of we aim for 2% inflation, that is why we do it. // BIS warned recently in its yearly paper - that Central Banks are unable to combat any global crisis flare-up that is more likely to be worse than GFC ... could be China of all things. // 2000 bust was fought with fed easing and throwing money at it, and GFC too. Next crisis - throwing money at it and easing will not be possible. // &! Deflation Comes First, Then Inflation - Mike Maloney - youtu.be/vAFtlgJNMCo // &! "One Bet, that is Big Enough, (that maybe was even conventional wisdom that it is save and THE BET) when wrong, does put you in a deep deep hole - youtu.be/tp9UjhZz-eo --- Nassim Taleb. There are lots of candidates/things that could blow up in peoples faces. &! Nouriel Roubini: Deflation Needs Monetary, Fiscal Policy - youtu.be/IADncoxQRYg
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Who Will Pay? Austerity vs. Bailouts | Greece, Europe and The Euro! - YouTube
have to be held accountable >> bankers! but have not, just transfered private debt/losses onto public balance sheet which no has to paid down by the weakest of society and collectively by less public investment for the future (output gap/lower productivity) ie into infrastructure and education // stealing from the young // policy making by comfort and trinkets - George Osborne // moral hazard - the options they choose - paulson geithner summers and co made the tbtf and jail even worse! instead should have chosen partial privatization // sold off our future for keeping the gangsters "private" - get out of jail free card for what reason? because it would be not American? American means to be WALL STREET crony capitalistic greed with tax evasion and lobbying to the tunes of millions - your judge - that judges on you whether you get a free out of jail card?! // who will suffer in the end? the public and the weakest of society and unborn! period. long-term. // &! youtu.be/EmHYeGI0b_U
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
IMF Slams Germany, Says Greece "Needs Debt Restructuring" | Zero Hedge
on the ticker. IMF'S LAGARDE SAYS DEBT RESTRUCTURING NEEDED IN GREECE. IMF'S LAGARDE SAYS FUND REMAINS 'FULLY ENGAGED' WITH GREECE. IMF'S LAGARDE SAYS IMF CANNOT GIVE GREECE SPECIAL TREATMENT // Earlier today, confirming that Germany sternly refuses to change its tune about a Greek debt haircut or even a debt "reprofiling" of Greece and would not budge an inch on Tsipras tacit request for at least some debt leeway, we reported that "the German government does not see any reason to grant Greece either a classic debt haircut or any other measures that would slash the value of money on loan to the crisis-ridden country, a spokesman for the finance ministry said on Wednesday." // IMF has admitted it was wrong to advocate for austerity, now IMF admits it was wrong to hope that its approach (together with Troika) would help Greece. // an economic model is an economic model, not the real world and especially not able to predict the future. // "Alternativlos."
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Griechenland: Slavoj Zizek im Interview über Tripras - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Mehr Europa: Im Interview verteidigt der Slowene Slavoj Zizek die Tsipras-Regierung - und deren Idee eines Referendums. Von Philip Kaleta [...] Zizek: Die griechische Regierung hat wiederholt ihre Absicht klar gemacht, Griechenland sowohl in der EU als auch in der Eurozone halten zu wollen. Diese Haltung ist völlig eindeutig, Referendum hin oder her. Es geht heute darum, ob der Sparkurs weiterverfolgt wird oder neue Wege eingeschlagen werden. Die Kritiker von Tsipras versuchen, den Kern des Referendums in eine Schicksalsfrage umzudeuten. [...] Ohne einen solchen Plan [oekonomischer neuanfang] würde sich die Krise letztlich immer wieder reproduzieren. [...] Sogar der IWF hat eingeräumt, dass Griechenland einen groß angelegten Schuldenerlass braucht, um "Raum zum Atmen" zu schaffen und die Wirtschaft wieder zum Laufen zu bringen. [...] In Ihrem aktuellen Buch plädieren Sie für eine europäische Leitkultur, ... [ bailout = socialism for tbtf/jail and donors, lobby & country club ]
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Freital: Vom SPD-Modell zur Protest-Hochburg - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ Symptom ] Freital steht heute für braune Hetze gegen Flüchtlinge. Dabei entstand der sächsische Ort einst als linkes Gemeinschaftsmodell in der kapitalistischen Weimarer Republik. Ein Lehrstück über die Tragödien der großen Ideologien. [...] Freital war zu einer nahezu entstrukturierten, enthistorisierten Stadt geworden. Im politisch-kulturellen Vakuum öffnete sich sodann der Raum für Kleinstadtpopulisten, die in Freital nach 1990 periodisch auftraten, kühne Versprechungen machten, dann überwiegend nach allerlei Pannen und Pleiten wieder im Nichts verschwanden, um von neuen Figuren dieser Couleur ersetzt zu werden. Und nun also geht es gegen Flüchtlinge in dieser Stadt, die doch in ihren Ursprüngen ein ganz entgegengesetztes Projekt verfolgt hatte. Was für eine Tragödie. // Book Lars Geiges, Stine Marg, Franz Walter: Pegida. Die schmutzige Seite der Zivilgesellschaft?
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Griechenland: Euro-Gruppe trifft sich ohne Varoufakis - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ putting national and own political interest (and perceived career) first second and third and then comes Europe. short-term interests. long-term catastrophe by making capital (borrowing) more expensive long-term because of perceived risk that it is not a Union, by markets. Period. ] Die Euro-Gruppe stoppt das Hilfsprogramm für Athen, die Finanzminister beraten ohne ihren griechischen Kollegen. Über Lösungen wird nicht mehr gesprochen. Es geht nur noch um Schuldzuweisungen. [...] Jetzt läuft das zweite Hilfsprogramm wie vorgesehen am kommenden Dienstag aus. Am selben Tag muss die griechische Regierung rund 1,55 Milliarden Euro an den Internationalen Währungsfonds (IWF) überweisen (siehe Grafik unten), hat aber bereits mitgeteilt, dass sie das nicht zahlen kann. Geht das Geld nicht beim IWF ein, könnte Direktorin Christine Lagarde umgehend den Zahlungsausfall feststellen. Möglicherweise müsste Griechenland dann in sehr kurzer Zeit den Staatsbankrott verkünden. // &! bit.ly/1TVea1c
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Leaked note suggests Cameron's 'firm aim' to stay in EU - BBC News
The Guardian said his intentions were revealed in an account of a meeting with another EU leader it had obtained. It said the note suggested Mr Cameron believed "people will ultimately vote for the status quo if the alternatives can be made to appear risky". But the PM said he "ruled nothing" out if he didn't get the deal he wanted. And Downing Street said there would be no "running commentary" on the negotiations. - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jun/26/david-cameron-eu-campaign-risky-impact-uk-exit "“He said that he needed to win the middle ground and, if he is to achieve this, then moderate people needed to feel that the things that bother them about the EU have been dealt with.”"
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Georg Diez über die Berichterstattung zu Griechenland - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Jeder Artikel, der von der "Rettung" Griechenlands spricht, richtet moralisch. An solcher Berichterstattung zeigt sich, wie manipulativ ein Journalismus agiert, der vor allem von deutschen Interessen handelt. Propaganda, sagt Edward Bernays, der den Begriff geprägt hat, ist die Reduktion der komplexen Wirklichkeit auf einige wenige, leicht zu verstehende Erklärungen, und es ist dabei letztlich egal, ob diese Erklärungen auch stimmen. [...] Denn in seinem Sinn ist zum Beispiel jeder Artikel, der die Euro-Krise darauf reduziert, dass Merkel oder Schäuble oder Brüssel oder sonst irgendjemand Griechenland "rettet", nichts anderes als Propaganda. "Merkel rettet die Banken" Seit Jahren ist "Rettung" das Wort, das viele Journalisten benutzen, um die Geschichte dieser Krise zu erzählen: Mit einem Wort wird etabliert, wer etwas tut & wer nichts tut, wer aktiv ist & wer passiv, wer am Abgrund steht & wer mit der helfenden Hand herbeieilt. [language shapes thoughts, reactionary] & bit.ly/1Htt0IU
Grexit  Brexit  PIGS  sovereign  debt  crisis  zombie  banks  GFC  recovery  bailout  Lügenpresse  national  interest  manufactured  consent  language  communication  Career  Politicians  propaganda  No  Representation  trust  trustagent  Greece  European  Union  Noam  Chomsky  Chris  Hedges  media  conglomerate  spin  doctor  PR  public  relations  crony  capitalism  capitalism  haircut  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Wall  Street  vested  interest  interest  groups  democracy  corruption  bribery  transparency  oversight  manipulation 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
"Lügenpresse": Gesprächsversuch mit Kritikern | Panorama | NDR - YouTube
24/7 news cycle & Editors have to make a decision/choice what to include in limited space (radio& tv = time, and print = space) // + Joachim Radke: "Undifferenziert und voreingenommen" | Panorama | NDR - youtu.be/WI5IbiNKOrs // &! http://www.fr-online.de/meinung/medien-aus-medienverdrossenheit-wird-hass,1472602,29906138.html - Aus Medienverdrossenheit wird Hass // &! derstandard.at/2000012603072/Ziemlich-katastrophale-Medienverdrossenheit &! zeit.de/2014/44/medien-qualitaet-journalismus-vertrauen &! heise.de/tp/artikel/43/43762/1.html &! bit.ly/1J8252V &! manufactured consent - Noam Chomsky & Chris Hedges // see also Auslaenderfeindlichkeit youtu.be/4UYYLlmTv5I ... 'Alles Fremde = Unbekannte. Das Fremde hat meine Existenz gestohlen. Das Fremde ist nicht willkommen, wo kommen wir denn da noch hin!?' // + tax evasion&avoidance, tax code, gini coefficient, social mobility, Lohnzurueckhaltung, inequality, complexity, unintended consequences. add it all up and you have AfD, UKIP, PEGIDA
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Chris Hedges - Our Only Hope Will Come Through Rebellion - 29th March 2014 - YouTube
military industrial complex does what it wants and asks and gets what it wants. // Truth is hidden. Decent is criminalised. // things are only to get worse. // protect corporate state and spy on other corporate states and corporate entities. // for-profit military industrial complex // 9/11 opportunist, false flag, to profit from program X to protect our nation // no warrent needed - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrant_(law) // the corporate state has no incentive to give up Stasi 2.0 // >> = Totalitarian state // we have totalitarian structures! period. // reform can not come from those who are in the center of power and a implicit of the status quo ... meaning only a revolution through rebellion is the option. defying the law and opting for civil disobedience. moral and physical courage needed.
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
DECLINE of EMPIRES: The Signs of Decay - YouTube
Chalmers Johnson, author of Blowback, Sorrows of Empire and Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic , talks about the similarities in the decline of the Roman and Soviet empires and the signs that the U.S. empire is exhibiting the same symptoms: overextension, corruption and the inability to reform [ in face of global change and internal ideology.] - min 15 + fiscal overstretch that does not serve people (economic multiplier, ie NSA, military bases, personnel, and long-term obligations ie pension and benefits) ... and unable to change bc of ideology married with identity (the American Dream is still alive and this country is fair and meritocratic) as well unable to keep up with global economic competition as a whole (take out Silicon Valley). & unable to smell crony capitalism (no shared economic interest), corruption and bribery when its showing up (ie TTIP, NAFTA and co.) &! Politics & Big Business communication run by PR & Spin Doctors (see also corporations = people).
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Bargeld: Peter Bofinger will Münzen und Scheine abschaffen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/bargeld-abschaffen-eine-schraege-debatte-muenchau-kolumne-a-1034256.html // Geld hat exakt drei Funktionen - juristisch wie ökonomisch. Es ist Zahlungsmittel, Zahlungseinheit und ein Mittel zur Wertaufbewahrung. Bei den ersten zwei Funktionen gibt es keinen Unterschied zwischen Bargeld und E-Geld, zumindest keinen prinzipiellen. Ob Sie mit E-Karte bezahlen oder mit Euroscheinen: Ihr Zahlungsmittel ist akzeptiert und die Einheit ist immer der Euro. Wer also von geprägter Freiheit spricht, kann logischerweise nur die dritte Funktion des Geldes meinen, die Wertaufbewahrung. [...] Scheine sind kein Geld, nur ein Versprechen [trust & confidence] // would allow to tax bank and asset accounts in a deposit haircut move like in Cyprus, would be easier to monitor ie spending (anonymized and aggregated) and cash outflows/capital flight &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32778196
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Snowden ǀ Guten Morgen, NSA — der Freitag
Wer sich in den vergangenen (fast) zwei Jahren nicht empörte, wird nun nicht plötzlich auf die Veröffentlichung von Informationen zu einem zusätzlichen Überwachungsprogramm der NSA mit einer tiefen Verhaltensänderung reagieren. Er wird vielleicht noch nicht einmal durch den aktuellen Skandal um den BND wachgerüttelt // &! "Spätestens seit Edward Snowdens Enthüllungen ist klar: Staaten und Konzerne stellen und steuern das Internet, mit entsprechenden Interessen und Nebenwirkungen. Die Illusion der Offenheit dekoriert lediglich die harte Realpolitik.“ = http://www.3sat.de/page/?source=/scobel/181542/index.html // Gesellschaft - jeder fuer sich selbst // the state of the world and the picture of the future
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Re:publica: Konferenz-Auftakt ist geprägt durch Frust - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ jeder fuer sich alleine, im Globalen Dorf. Das Globale Dorf ist moinker. Nicht die Wahrheit. ] Snowden: gefühlt folgenlos. Vorratsdatenspeicherung: kommt jetzt wohl doch. Zwei-Klassen-Internet: bei der Bundesregierung immer noch populär. [...] Ins Bild passen da auch zwei Prominente re:publica-Abstinente: Unser Kolumnist Sascha Lobo hat seine traditionelle Brandrede abgesagt, Christopher Lauer, einst Hoffnungsträger der Piratenpartei, kommt auch nicht - er arbeitet jetzt für Springer. Es sind bittere Zeiten für die Netzbewegten der ersten Stunde. [...] Vor 20 Jahren hätten er und viele seiner Freunde und Bekannten geglaubt, dass das Internet Politik und Gesellschaft zum Positiven verändern würden, sagte Zuckerman in seiner Keynote bei der Konferenz: Monopole und Zensur würden verschwinden, Verschlüsselung würde jedermanns Privatsphäre sichern, man werde sich online neu erfinden können, neue Formen des Zusammenlebens würden entstehen. << Chomsky manufactured consent (even Twitter).
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Super-rich have doubled their wealth since economic crisis | The Sunday Times
The total wealth of the richest 1,000 individuals and families in Britain has more than doubled in the last 10 years to £547bn, the survey reported. // work is disproportionally taxed compared to capital and capital gains.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Umfrage: Deutsche fühlen sich von Politik unverstanden - SPIEGEL ONLINE
80 Prozent der Bundesbürger sind der Ansicht, dass ihre gewählten Politiker in der Regel nicht genug tun, um sich über ihre Sorgen und Interessen zu informieren. Dabei war nur jeder fünfte Befragte der Ansicht, dass die Bundestagsabgeordneten sehr gut oder gut über ihre Sorgen im Bilde sind. 51 Prozent der Bürger halten die Politiker für "weniger gut", weitere 27 Prozent für "gar nicht gut" informiert darüber, wo die Bürger der Schuh drückt.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Solving the productivity puzzle - BBC News
UK productivity growth (as measured by output per hour worked) has been exceptionally weak since 2008. Productivity growth has actually been weak across the developed economies since the Great Recession but especially so in the UK. Beyond those facts though, there is little agreement. The talk is instead of a "productivity puzzle": solving that puzzle is the key to both a lower government deficit and to higher living standards. [...] [I]t could be that the nature of Britain's recovery explains the low productivity growth. Rather than lower productivity leading to lower real wages (as companies cannot afford to increase pay), it may be that lower real wages have encouraged firms to hire workers rather than investing in new equipment. This could have lowered productivity. [...] Much of it feels more traditionally "sociological" than "economic". // 2nd Industrial Revolution - Software is Eating the World, Self-Employment, contractors, Zero Hour Contracts, etc. &! bit.ly/1aRi7Bw
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Deutschlands Handelsbilanz: Die Probleme einer Exportnation - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In Deutschland wird zu wenig investiert, zugleich spielen wir bei den Exporten bald in unserer eigenen Liga. Die Unternehmenslobby fordert eine Senkung der Lohnkosten. Doch genau das Gegenteil wäre die richtige Lösung. // &! Müllers Memo: Der Kapitalismus funktioniert nicht mehr - Die Weltwirtschaft leidet immer noch stark unter den Folgen der Krise von 2008. Der Hauptgrund: Die Unternehmen investieren viel weniger als früher.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
INBOUND 2013 - Seth Godin Keynote - YouTube
capitalism = "marketer, bring me some more customers - here is the money for it." - average products for average people. mass marketers for mass consumer products. mass = average. // Internet was invented without marketers in mind. // marketers tell us it is all the same. - ie pain relief medication // tv ads designed "you don't need to listen" // we branded ourself to death // mourn consumer attention and the Normal (Old Media) >> now w 1000's TV Channels and Blogs + YT, Tumblr, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest and every other Platform // 14:00 >> long-tail of platforms to publish and be on where attention is. able to reach people who care and ignore ppl who don't. // 17:00 connection economy >> 1000 True Fans, there is not short-cut in the connection economy, and building one with your customer. and the exchange of ideas. earn by being generous and an artist (find ppl who trust you) // create value with connections, many connections = strong value creation // Avoid rush to be average!!!
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march 2015 by asterisk2a
We are Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald from the Oscar-winning documentary CITIZENFOUR. AUAA. : IAmA
+ http://www.ted.com/talks/glenn_greenwald_why_privacy_matters?language=en // &! "The division over this issue (like so many other big ones, such as crony capitalism that owns the country) is much more "insider v. outsider" than "Dem v. GOP". But until there are leaders of one of the two parties willing to dissent on this issue, it will be hard to make it a big political issue."
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Danny Alexander calls for corporate tax evasion crackdown
"We are all in this together." << ya right .... /// "They see benefit fraudsters brought before the courts and small firms harangued by the tax man for modest VAT bills while giant firms and high net worth individuals know it's unlikely they'll be prosecuted for not paying all their taxes. [...] Danny Alexander concedes it might be a big ask to get a new law through Parliament making inaction in the face of tax evasion a crime but the Lib Dems will try." - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31574457 - HSBC 'open to criminal charges' &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31477788 - Balls pledges tax evasion crackdown &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31447703 - Treasury looking at tightening tax evasion laws &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31579026 - HSBC chief 'holding £5m in Swiss account' - Guardian report
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - HSBC scandal shows 'dilly dallying' on tax crackdown
it is a case study of a much wider problem of governments not cracking down with enough urgency on dodged tax, and a useful lesson on the short arm of international law. John Christensen, executive director of Tax Justice Network, says HSBC was not alone in assisting rich clients in paying less tax. "It's one among a lot of very big players," he says. The problem for those collecting tax is one of information exchange, he says. The UK and other governments have been "dilly dallying" on this front, he adds. &! &! &! The UK's tax office has said it was prevented by an international agreement from sharing information about HSBC's possible involvement in tax evasion. - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31359962 &! Day after >> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-31412434 &! http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/11/hsbc-files-show-tories-raised-over-5m-from-hsbc-swiss-account-holders &! bbc.in/1AbH2vc &! bit.ly/1zNzoVE
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Another economic crash is coming. How did this happen? – video | Comment is free | The Guardian
David Cameron says a second financial crash is imminent. If he's right, it's because the government bailed out the wrong industry, argues Renegade Economist host Ross Ashcroft. He says the last recession was brought on by too much debt. Today private debt is at the greatest level in recorded human history. By ignoring this and instead focusing on the banks, we are heading for economic armageddon. &! &! &! Global debts rise $57tn since crash - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31136707 &! &! &! The Dirty Little Debt Secret - http://youtu.be/0ptn-jCDizo "Richard Vague - author of The Next Economic Disaster - about his insights into private debt and why this seems to be forbidden knowledge."
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Bill Moyers - On Barack Obama's tax deal with tax evaders
President Obama's fiscal 2016 budget proposes a 19 percent tax on the future foreign earnings of companies based in the US and a one-time 14 percent tax on roughly $2 trillion in profits being held offshore. In this clip, you'll see why economist Joseph Stiglitz says this is a major ethical issue and Americans should be flaming mad. // they are taking and taking and taking, and not giving back fairly. // &! http://billmoyers.com/2013/10/29/the-great-american-ripoff-the-high-cost-of-low-taxes/
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
UK government asks: How's our hacking?
UK gov releases equipment interference guidelines for spy & law enforcement agencies; the guidelines never calls it hacking but 'interference activities; Deputy Director @ Privacy International Eric King (@e3i5) says it's the UK gov's attempt to grant itself some of the most intrusive powers. // "This is the first time that the agencies have admitted that they are in the hacking business," Eric King, the deputy director of London-based digital rights watchdog Privacy International, told Mashable. King said that it amounts to a belated attempt to give these activities a scrap of legal basis, in the face of a lawsuit filed by his group last year, which challenged the legality of the UK intelligence service GCHQ's hacking activities, revealed by Edward Snowden documents. For King, the document is basically an attempt by the UK government to grant itself "some of the most invasive and intrusive" powers it has at its disposal.
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Here’s how reporters are reacting to Snowden’s revelations | PandoDaily
The global surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden have caused journalists to change how they operate, question what the government knows about them, and consider abandoning investigative reporting, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. A significant number of the journalists surveyed said they had changed their behavior, whether it’s how they store sensitive files (49 percent), how they communicate with other journalists (29 percent), whether they’ve reached out to a source (13 percent), or pursued a specific story (2 percent). Many are also convinced the government is gathering information about them. Some 64 percent of journalists believed intelligence agencies had “probably collected data” about them. (The other 36 percent, as “InfoSec Taylor Swift” joked, must not read the news.)
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
The Cloud Conspiracy 2008-2014 [31c3] - YouTube
Deep packet inspection box at every data center/communication knot (USA)!? You can not trust American companies ... ... if it is in the interest of foreign affairs/policy/politics/economy of the USA, it is deemed important to gather, the information. Definition for surveillance, espionage, data collection, systems intrusion/hijacking to obtain foreign intelligence is very very broad. [...] If you have control over your date, and the encryption of it (sw, key, method, no backdoors possible) then you are on the save side. But computation is different, bc computing data needs to happen in plain text. There lies the vector of attack.
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january 2015 by asterisk2a
Jeremy Hunt GAGS NHS staff to cover up the health service crisis crippling hospitals - Mirror Online
The Tory Health Secretary was confronted with detailed new guidelines doctors say “tie their hands” over declaring major incidents >> vs 1 year back >> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21780425 Jeremy Hunt told the Daily Mail said he wanted to see a clampdown on such practices and would seek to introduce wording into agreements making it clear people could still whistle-blow.
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january 2015 by asterisk2a
NHS Contract Awarded To Private Firm Despite Rival Bid Being "£7 Million Cheaper" - BuzzFeed News
An £80 million contract to run cancer scans for the NHS has been given to a private health firm with a Tory MP on their board, despite a rival NHS consortium allegedly offering to carry out the work for £7 million less. [...] “There’s little or no openness or transparency in these tendering processes, no public debate, no meaningful public scrutiny. Ask for details and you get obstructed by the ‘commercial confidentiality’ excuse.” He added: “The evidence is stacking up that NHS England have a privatisation agenda and NHS England are at the moment privatising NHS by stealth.” [...] Conservative MP Malcolm Rifkind gets around £60,000 a year to sit on Alliance Medical’s board, according to public records.
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january 2015 by asterisk2a
ZDFzoom: Täuschen, tricksen, drohen - Die Fukushima-Lüge - YouTube
Philosophy - Moral and Ethical Objective Truth. - What the top brass of Japan do around Fukushima comes close the the Holocaust.
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january 2015 by asterisk2a
Die offizielle Linie der Bundesregierung zur Verschlüsselung | netzpolitik.org
In der Bundespressekonferenz ging es heute um die Frage, inwiefern die Bundesregierung sich an den Cryptowars beteiligt und Hintertüren in Verschlüsselungsfragen und beim Staatstrojaner vorantreibt. Die offizielle Linie der Bundesregierung ist, dass sie da nichts vorantreibt. Unser Informationen sind da andere. Aber hier ist das Transcribt aus der Bundespressekonferenz. &! https://netzpolitik.org/2015/wegen-snowden-eu-beauftragter-will-it-anbieter-zu-hintertueren-fuer-verschluesselte-kommunikation-verpflichten/ &! &! The UK and USA have same line - http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/01/16/obama-sides-with-cameron-in-encryption-fight/ Obama about Google, Facebook, Apple & Co “They’re patriots.” thus have to build in backdoors. &! http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/16/political-crypto-decrypted/ &! http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/13/clearly-an-idiot/ &! http://tcrn.ch/1z4vw19
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january 2015 by asterisk2a
Hans Rosling on global income disparity (and snowballs) - Newsnight - YouTube
inequality, on a global scale without borders is shrinking. inequality within borders of a country, is across the globe, increasing. // although - inequality is still there; Share of global wealth of the top 1% and bottom 99% respectively; the dashed lines project the 2010–2014 trend. By 2016, the top 1% will have more than 50% of total global wealth. &! Wealth of the 80 richest people in the world has doubled in nominal terms between 2009 and 2014, while the wealth of the bottom 50% is lower in 2014 than it was in 2009. << http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/file_attachments/ib-wealth-having-all-wanting-more-190115-en.pdf &! A 25 year gap between the life expectancy of rich and poor Londoners is a further indictment of our unequal society One of the greatest determinants of a person’s health is their income. ind.pn/1aoUeuN &! http://theconversation.com/the-1-are-bad-for-your-health-its-time-to-tax-them-more-36526 - Book Spirit Level
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january 2015 by asterisk2a
Schmutziger Deal: wie die Politik den Atomkonzernen zu Millionen-Klagen verhilft - Monitor - ARD | Das Erste
Schmutziger Deal: wie die Politik den Atomkonzernen zu Millionen-Klagen verhilft Pünktlich zum Jahreswechsel ist die letzte Klage eingegangen: Fast 900 Millionen Euro fordern die großen deutschen Atomkonzerne vom Staat, weil sie ihre ältesten Atomkraftwerke nach der Kernkraftwerkskatastrophe von Fukushima vorübergehend stilllegen mussten. Alles nur ein großer Schwindel? Geheime Dokumente, die MONITOR vorliegen, belegen nun: Spitzenpolitiker haben den Konzernbossen offenbar maßgeblich dabei geholfen, ihre riesigen Schadenersatzforderungen zu stellen.
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january 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy
http://www.princeton.edu/~mgilens/Gilens%20homepage%20materials/Gilens%20and%20Page/Gilens%20and%20Page%202014-Testing%20Theories%203-7-14.pdf - The US is dominated by a rich and powerful elite. So concludes a recent study by Princeton University Prof Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Prof Benjamin I Page. This is not news, you say. Perhaps, but the two professors have conducted exhaustive research to try to present data-driven support for this conclusion. Here's how they explain it: Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organised groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. In English: the wealthy few move policy, while the average American has little power. &! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._Federal_Election_Commission
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