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An economic history lesson (courtesy of Philip B Smith and Manfred Max-Neef)

“The people are everywhere anxious to not be dominated or oppressed, and the powerful are out to dominate and oppress the people”, Machiavelli, The Prince. Claude Lefort sees the conflict between the people and the powerful as one that can … Continue reading

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Don’t be Greedy (Economics Unmasked)

‘Economics Unmasked: From power and greed to compassion and the common good‘ is a collaboration between a physicist Philip B Smith (they are much better at spotting the mathematical nonsense in accepted economic ‘wisdom’) and economist Manfred Max Neef.  The … Continue reading

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Who the hell are Glencore?

A few weeks ago the name meant nothing to most people.  Now we suddenly have Glencore floated on the London stock exchange and we’re being told that this multi-national company seems to own a sizeable chunk of the most important … Continue reading

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