"He who gives himself entirely to his fellow men appears to them useless and selfish; but he who gives himself partially to them is pronounced a benefactor and philanthropist."

Henry David Thoreau
@23 hours ago with 1 note
#henry david thoreau #civil disobedience #charity #economics 

Neoliberalism as Social Necrophilia: The Case of Greece 

(Source: thestolencaryatid, via disciplesofmalcolm)

@1 week ago with 43 notes
#neoliberalism #austerity #greece #economics #politics 
paxmachina:

Enjoy your evening.

A segment of the wealth of a few dozen people would provide the resources to abolish poverty globally.

paxmachina:

Enjoy your evening.

A segment of the wealth of a few dozen people would provide the resources to abolish poverty globally.

(Source: facebook.com, via other-stuff)

@1 week ago with 1249 notes
#wealth #poverty #economics 

"… Being an economist has got to be the most depressing job in the world. Because, you go your whole life trying to teach some basic principles, over and over and over you teach these principles: you teach them in the classroom, in newspapers, on television, on the internet—teach ‘em, teach ‘em, teach ‘em. And then, you’re sitting there on your deathbed, and your nurse comes in and says, ‘You know, I really think it would boost the economy if we raised the minimum wage.’ And you just think, what was it all for?"

@2 months ago with 377 notes
#economics 
workingamerica:

This is ridiculous.
Tell Gov. McCrory to stop the attacks on North Carolina’s working families: http://wefb.it/s3kBYE http://ift.tt/1cBqZF4

The poor are being taxed to finance tax cuts for the rich in the UK also.

workingamerica:

This is ridiculous.

Tell Gov. McCrory to stop the attacks on North Carolina’s working families: http://wefb.it/s3kBYE http://ift.tt/1cBqZF4

The poor are being taxed to finance tax cuts for the rich in the UK also.

(via disciplesofmalcolm)

@2 months ago with 489 notes
#austerity #politics #republicans #economics 
mixedlove123:

humansofnewyork:

"If people don’t start paying closer attention, we’re going to be living in a corporate fascist state in no time. We’re paying $3.50 for a cup of coffee. You know how much a POUND of coffee beans costs? $3.50. But nobody knows that. Cause nobody’s paying attention."

This is everything. No one is paying attention. 

mixedlove123:

humansofnewyork:

"If people don’t start paying closer attention, we’re going to be living in a corporate fascist state in no time. We’re paying $3.50 for a cup of coffee. You know how much a POUND of coffee beans costs? $3.50. But nobody knows that. Cause nobody’s paying attention."

This is everything. No one is paying attention. 

(via gresa)

@2 months ago with 13568 notes
#economics #capitalism 
@3 months ago with 19 notes
#basic income #economics 

"Communism, as fully developed naturalism, equals humanism, and as fully developed humanism equals naturalism."

Karl Marx
@3 months ago with 8 notes
#karl marx #socialism #communism #philosophy #economics 

"

The sick man is no doubt incapable of working, but if he is placed in a hospital he becomes a double burden for society: the assistance he is given relates only to himself, and his family is, in turn, left exposed to poverty and disease. The hospital, which creates disease by means of the enclosed, pestilential domain that it constitutes, creates further disease in the social space in which it is placed. This separation, intended to protect, communicates disease and multiplies it to infinity.

[…]

The chain of one disease engendering another, and that of the perpetual impoverishment of poverty, is thus broken when one gives up trying to create for the sick a differentiated distinct space, which results, in an unambiguous but clumsy way, in both the protection and the preservation of disease.

"

Michel Foucault, The Birth of the Clinic
@4 days ago with 3 notes
#michel foucault #philosophy #the birth of the clinic #medicine #poverty #economics #ethics #disease 

"This is a politics in which labour market potential is all that makes a person worthwhile. Perhaps neoliberal government’s greatest success has been to reconstitute “work” - however mundane, drudging or undignified – as an unquestionable public good, in place of community, compassion, or support."

@1 week ago with 190 notes
#mental health #psychology #neoliberalism #economics #politics 

class-snuggle:

private property is not the same thing as personal possessions

private property is not the same thing as personal possessions

private property is not the same thing as personal possessions

the abolition of private property means that the resources and machinery that a community needs in order to function are owned by the community as a whole

the abolition of private property does not mean you need to share your t-shirt with the whole neighbourhood

(via hestmord)

@1 month ago with 4639 notes
#property #economics 

africa-will-unite:

jentafari:

thalamtnafsee:

the-plants-have-spoken:

universalequalityisinevitable:

David Suzuki, from this video.

learn something! 

damn. some enlightening shit.

Yes

Safroulaye !!! This is a big man talk

(via other-stuff)

@2 months ago with 65836 notes
#economics #david suzuki 

"If you are 35 or younger - and quite often, older - the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a raise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration."

Quoted from Sarah Kendzior’s “Surviving the Post-Employment Economy

“In the United States, nine percent of computer science majors are unemployed, and 14.7 percent of those who hold degrees in information systems have no job. Graduates with degrees in STEM - science, technology, engineering and medicine - are facing record joblessness, with unemployment at more than twice pre-recession levels. The job market for law degree holders continues to erode, with only 55 percent of 2011 law graduates in full-time jobs. Even in the military, that behemoth of the national budget, positions are being eliminated or becoming contingent due to the sequester.

It is not skills or majors that are being devalued. It is people.”

Her work is frank, speaking of a reality I hope that will never be mine. At the same time, it gives me a strange comfort to know that I am not alone.

(via sextus—empiricus)

(via emperorvonbears)

@2 months ago with 19305 notes
#education #economics 

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is reported to the UN for austerity policies violating international human rights law.

The Daily Mirror, January 17 2014:

Liverpool Council is reporting David Cameron to the United Nations, claiming that his government could be breaking international rules on keeping people out of poverty.

Authority bosses believe the coalition – through its controversial policies such as the hated bedroom tax and welfare reform – could be in breach of the UN economic and social rights convention that sets out minimum standards for access to food, clothing and housing.

Labour members from all parts of the city have spoken of the evidence they have gathered of people who were being forced into degrading poverty because they were being denied access to benefits they desperately needed.

Many are ending up having to resort to what they said was effectively “begging” for food at food banks, the Liverpool Echo reports.

At a meeting this week, councillors heard stories of people stripped of their dole money for up to 16 weeks because they had been late for interviews or had failed to meet the criteria of the government’s Welfare to Work programme.

And they heard claims that in some job centres in the city, suspensions of benefits and other sanctions had risen by up to 500% since 2012.

But the government has hailed the removal of benefits from people who “aren’t pulling their weight” as evidence that the “something for nothing” culture was being tackled.

@2 months ago with 18 notes
#politics #uk politics #david cameron #austerity #economics #poverty 
occupy-my-blog:

Absolutely Disgusting! Corporate welfare is a scam that the majority of Americans do not support.

In the UK, our banking system has received about five times more in subsidy what is being cut from public services and welfare under austerity.

occupy-my-blog:

Absolutely Disgusting! Corporate welfare is a scam that the majority of Americans do not support.

In the UK, our banking system has received about five times more in subsidy what is being cut from public services and welfare under austerity.

(via myheadisweak)

@3 months ago with 211 notes
#banks #austerity #economics 
"He who gives himself entirely to his fellow men appears to them useless and selfish; but he who gives himself partially to them is pronounced a benefactor and philanthropist."
Henry David Thoreau
23 hours ago
#henry david thoreau #civil disobedience #charity #economics 
"

The sick man is no doubt incapable of working, but if he is placed in a hospital he becomes a double burden for society: the assistance he is given relates only to himself, and his family is, in turn, left exposed to poverty and disease. The hospital, which creates disease by means of the enclosed, pestilential domain that it constitutes, creates further disease in the social space in which it is placed. This separation, intended to protect, communicates disease and multiplies it to infinity.

[…]

The chain of one disease engendering another, and that of the perpetual impoverishment of poverty, is thus broken when one gives up trying to create for the sick a differentiated distinct space, which results, in an unambiguous but clumsy way, in both the protection and the preservation of disease.

"
Michel Foucault, The Birth of the Clinic
4 days ago
#michel foucault #philosophy #the birth of the clinic #medicine #poverty #economics #ethics #disease 
Neoliberalism as Social Necrophilia: The Case of Greece→

(Source: thestolencaryatid, via disciplesofmalcolm)

1 week ago
#neoliberalism #austerity #greece #economics #politics 
"This is a politics in which labour market potential is all that makes a person worthwhile. Perhaps neoliberal government’s greatest success has been to reconstitute “work” - however mundane, drudging or undignified – as an unquestionable public good, in place of community, compassion, or support."
1 week ago
#mental health #psychology #neoliberalism #economics #politics 
paxmachina:

Enjoy your evening.

A segment of the wealth of a few dozen people would provide the resources to abolish poverty globally.
1 week ago
#wealth #poverty #economics 

class-snuggle:

private property is not the same thing as personal possessions

private property is not the same thing as personal possessions

private property is not the same thing as personal possessions

the abolition of private property means that the resources and machinery that a community needs in order to function are owned by the community as a whole

the abolition of private property does not mean you need to share your t-shirt with the whole neighbourhood

(via hestmord)

1 month ago
#property #economics 
"… Being an economist has got to be the most depressing job in the world. Because, you go your whole life trying to teach some basic principles, over and over and over you teach these principles: you teach them in the classroom, in newspapers, on television, on the internet—teach ‘em, teach ‘em, teach ‘em. And then, you’re sitting there on your deathbed, and your nurse comes in and says, ‘You know, I really think it would boost the economy if we raised the minimum wage.’ And you just think, what was it all for?"
2 months ago
#economics 
2 months ago
#economics #david suzuki 
workingamerica:

This is ridiculous.
Tell Gov. McCrory to stop the attacks on North Carolina’s working families: http://wefb.it/s3kBYE http://ift.tt/1cBqZF4

The poor are being taxed to finance tax cuts for the rich in the UK also.
2 months ago
#austerity #politics #republicans #economics 
"If you are 35 or younger - and quite often, older - the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a raise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration."

Quoted from Sarah Kendzior’s “Surviving the Post-Employment Economy

“In the United States, nine percent of computer science majors are unemployed, and 14.7 percent of those who hold degrees in information systems have no job. Graduates with degrees in STEM - science, technology, engineering and medicine - are facing record joblessness, with unemployment at more than twice pre-recession levels. The job market for law degree holders continues to erode, with only 55 percent of 2011 law graduates in full-time jobs. Even in the military, that behemoth of the national budget, positions are being eliminated or becoming contingent due to the sequester.

It is not skills or majors that are being devalued. It is people.”

Her work is frank, speaking of a reality I hope that will never be mine. At the same time, it gives me a strange comfort to know that I am not alone.

(via sextus—empiricus)

(via emperorvonbears)

2 months ago
#education #economics 
mixedlove123:

humansofnewyork:

"If people don’t start paying closer attention, we’re going to be living in a corporate fascist state in no time. We’re paying $3.50 for a cup of coffee. You know how much a POUND of coffee beans costs? $3.50. But nobody knows that. Cause nobody’s paying attention."

This is everything. No one is paying attention. 
2 months ago
#economics #capitalism 
UK Prime Minister David Cameron is reported to the UN for austerity policies violating international human rights law.

The Daily Mirror, January 17 2014:

Liverpool Council is reporting David Cameron to the United Nations, claiming that his government could be breaking international rules on keeping people out of poverty.

Authority bosses believe the coalition – through its controversial policies such as the hated bedroom tax and welfare reform – could be in breach of the UN economic and social rights convention that sets out minimum standards for access to food, clothing and housing.

Labour members from all parts of the city have spoken of the evidence they have gathered of people who were being forced into degrading poverty because they were being denied access to benefits they desperately needed.

Many are ending up having to resort to what they said was effectively “begging” for food at food banks, the Liverpool Echo reports.

At a meeting this week, councillors heard stories of people stripped of their dole money for up to 16 weeks because they had been late for interviews or had failed to meet the criteria of the government’s Welfare to Work programme.

And they heard claims that in some job centres in the city, suspensions of benefits and other sanctions had risen by up to 500% since 2012.

But the government has hailed the removal of benefits from people who “aren’t pulling their weight” as evidence that the “something for nothing” culture was being tackled.

2 months ago
#politics #uk politics #david cameron #austerity #economics #poverty 
3 months ago
#basic income #economics 
occupy-my-blog:

Absolutely Disgusting! Corporate welfare is a scam that the majority of Americans do not support.

In the UK, our banking system has received about five times more in subsidy what is being cut from public services and welfare under austerity.
3 months ago
#banks #austerity #economics 
"Communism, as fully developed naturalism, equals humanism, and as fully developed humanism equals naturalism."
Karl Marx
3 months ago
#karl marx #socialism #communism #philosophy #economics