gominokouhai + economics   41

The Ecological Crisis is a Political Crisis | MAHB
"To create a sustainable future, we must first learn the lessons of the past, and what archaeological research shows is that throughout history, civilizations that have been captive to the interests of an oligarchic elite have all collapsed. Today’s industrial, capitalist civilization is trapped in this same deadly cycle."
activism  ecology  economics  politics  doom  archaeology 
25 days ago by gominokouhai
The Earth is in a death spiral. It will take radical action to save us | George Monbiot | Guardian
Death spiral. Bold choice of words. Think about death spirals for a minute. "Decades of institutional failure ensures that only unrealistic proposals – the repurposing of economic life, with immediate effect – now have a realistic chance of stopping the planetary death spiral." There's that phrase again. Death spiral.
ecology  activism  politics  economics  economy 
25 days ago by gominokouhai
First, Let’s Fire All the Managers | Harvard Business Review
A company as red as the tomatoes they process. And they still make money. It can be done.
capitalism  socialism  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW  economy  economics  work 
june 2018 by gominokouhai
Wealth, Illth, and Net Welfare « Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
"The fact that we have to stretch English usage to find words like illth and bads with which to name the negative consequences of production that should be subtracted from the positive consequences, is indicative of our having ignored the realities for which these words are the necessary names."
economics  ecology  words  etymology  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW 
november 2017 by gominokouhai
The UBI already exists for the 1% | Medium
"The UBI does not invent passive income. It merely doles it out evenly to everyone in society, rather than in very concentrated amounts to the richest people in society."
basicincome  economics  politics  welfare 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
The stunning truth that explains the rise of the far-right in Britain | The Washington Post
"[Brexit is] the economic equivalent of quitting your job because you think you can get it back minus all the parts you don't like".
politics  economics  bloodytories  Brexit  britishness  europe  uk  economy  fuckwits  dataisbeautiful 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Why the World Is Drawing Battle Lines Against American Tech Giants | NYT
"What's happening right now is the nation-state is losing its grip". I've been waiting for this for years. Now that it's happening, of course, the Americans are in charge of it.
europe  usa  politics  economics  law  internet  livinginthefuture 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Now Canada is trying a basic income, Britain can ignore it no longer | Indy
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
basicincome  news  politics  economics 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Robots will take your job - The Boston Globe
This is how big it is: "We must seriously start talking about decoupling income from work".
basicincome  tech  economics  news  ai  futurism  livinginthefuture  cyberpunk  apophany  robots 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
Give Everyone Money ¦ Gawker
Universal Basic Income: it's really not that complex
basicincome  economics  politics  socialism  opinion 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
Born Honest Born Clever « Bella Caledonia
"Scotland is not the part of the UK that has suffered most from London rule. Perhaps we should act to redress that issue. Perhaps we should pay a proportion of our annual ‘direct debit’ payment not to the Treasury but to local authorities in the North of England, Wales, Ireland, Cornwall, the Midlands…" I like the way Robin McAlpine thinks.
scotland  indyref  economics  politics  news  bloodytories 
february 2014 by gominokouhai
The Scottish Pound and the Illusion of English Money : Business for Scotland
Of course this was written /before/ Gideon announced that yes, he actually is just that stupid.
economics  indyref  politics  news 
february 2014 by gominokouhai
The Economics of Star Trek — Editor's Picks — Medium
"A proto-post-scarcity economy". Sounds reasonable to me, but I gots concerns about individual ship owners like Harry Mudd and Kasidy Yates. If they're allowed small interstellar vessels but (presumably) can't own a Galaxy-class starship by themselves, where's the cutoff point?
economics  scifi  startrek 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
Why do private-sector zealots choose to ignore the countless ways public money underpins daily life? - Comment - Voices - The Independent
"Free-market triumphalism is endemic among the British elite, but rarely challenged. It’s time to start exposing it for the sham it is. They demonise the state, but they are dependent on it. Perhaps they should be a bit more grateful."
economics  economy  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW  news  politics 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
Welfare Myth Three - The Poor Don't Pay Taxes | Huffington Post
The graph of tax paid as a percentage of income by income band is particularly telling.
politics  poverty  welfare  economics  bloodytories  infographic 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
Wings Over Scotland | The Great Gingerbread Robbery
In which I suspect that gingerbread is a metaphor for something. Good points here about taxation and the like, as ever, from the Rev: but the bit about gingerbread, and Christmas, and not being able to have a say in what goes on the shelves, strikes a chord.
scotland  politics  indyref  news  independence  economics 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
The wonder year: Why 1978 was the best year ever | New Scientist
So basically, as a society, we've been making more money and becoming steadily worse and worse off as people, ever since the invention of transparent plastic trousers.
society  economics 
august 2013 by gominokouhai
A Return to Sovereign Money? | Open Democracy
Anything with the Chicago School in it makes me nervous. But this seems to be well thought out and is reasonably well argued, and "we always have to remember with such proposals that we are not necessarily trying to solve all the world’s problems – merely making an improvement on the current situation. And one thing we can be very sure about is that the current situation – with the financial system dominated by a small number of tax-payer supported ‘too-big-to-fail’ behemouth banks – is about as dysfunctional as its possible to imagine."
economy  austerity  economics 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
Cards Against Humanity
An infographic demonstrating the success of Cards Against Humanity's recent pay-what-you-want promotion. Involves more sperm than you might initially suspect.
economics  infographic  gaming 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
Walking on glass: Why we’re facing another half decade of recession « Tom Stevenson
"There are two necessary consequences of this. The first is that monetary policy will be mostly ineffective[...] The second consequence is that fiscal austerity policies will be self-defeating". All the tools for recovery are present and correct, but they can't be allowed to get in the way of Gideon and Dishface's ideologically-motivated program to shrink the state. Meanwhile our elderly are freezing and our children are starving.
austerity  bloodytories  politics  news  economy  economics 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
It's Official: Austerity Economics Doesn't Work : The New Yorker
"Osborne said that his austerity policies would cut his country’s budget deficit to zero within four years, enable Britain to begin relieving itself of its public debt, and generate healthy economic growth. None of these things have happened." Marvellous. Now we're nothing but a cautionary example for the Americans.
news  bloodytories  economy  economics  politics  austerity 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
Fiscal Multipliers, the IMF & the OBR | Touchstone blog
I've read this twice, and I think it says that spending cuts are now thought to shrink the economy more than the Tories want you to believe. As you might expect when no one can afford to buy anything. Still it's nice to have some validation, and from a no less distinguished body than the Impossible Missions Force, at that. *cue Lalo Schifrin theme tune*
economy  uk  bloodytories  politics  news  austerity  economics 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
This was no Autumn Statement for growth | New Statesman
"This is all very bad news for our future prosperity and our society. But action on demand from the Chancellor has been entirely rhetorical today. Frenetic activity on the supply side looks like fiddling while Rome burns."
economy  bloodytories  austerity  economics  politics  news 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
The Goldman Sachs Project to take over Europe nearly complete
Autogodwinates in the first couple of paragraphs and reads like a paranoid conspiracy theory, but seems plausible enough nonetheless.
economy  tax  economics  politics  news 
november 2012 by gominokouhai
Inside the Kafka-esque word of the Work Programme « The Not So Big Society
You've had the figures, now have the anecdata. This is, if anything, more disturbing.
news  economics  politics  bloodytories  workfare 
october 2012 by gominokouhai
Finally! Exposed! The Deficit Myth! So, David Cameron When are you Going to Apologise?
This was apparently written by a febrile thirteen year old. Nonetheless the figures look sound.
news  bloodytories  economy  austerity  economics 
october 2012 by gominokouhai
The Grantham Grocer Fallacy
The problems with being a slave to the free market economy, in simple words.
bloodytories  politics  economics 
october 2012 by gominokouhai
Why the Rich have an interest in paying higher taxes [pdf]
"[...]which wealthy person is happier: the one who drives a $150,000 Mercedes on well-maintained roads, or the one who drives a $200,000 Bentley on roads riddled with foot-deep potholes?"
politics  economics  news 
september 2012 by gominokouhai
Tim Harford: The weighty problem of road and fat taxes
As a general introduction to Pigouvian taxation, you could do a lot worse.
tax  economics  politics 
may 2012 by gominokouhai

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