February 1, 2012
January 14, 2012
January 14, 2012   55 notes
kveltkunt:

Cheqq it

kveltkunt:

Cheqq it

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January 13, 2012
January 7, 2012   2 notes

“ A society committed to enhancing equality, liberty, and democracy that is unable to achieve such values in practice—indeed, that is moving in precisely the opposite direction—is committed to a morally incoherent politics. If such a politics continues through time, ever greater cynicism must develop; and with it, an ever deepening sense that American society has lost its moral compass, that government policies are merely the result of power plays and brokering between interested parties that do not and cannot claim any deeper democratic or moral legitimacy. ”

Gar Alperovitz (via theamericanbear)

January 5, 2012   26 notes
thepeoplesrecord:

“Bourgeois class domination is undoubtedly an  historical necessity, but, so too, the rising of the working class  against it. Capital is an historical necessity, but, so too, its grave  digger, the socialist proletariat.”
-Rosa Luxemburg

thepeoplesrecord:

“Bourgeois class domination is undoubtedly an historical necessity, but, so too, the rising of the working class against it. Capital is an historical necessity, but, so too, its grave digger, the socialist proletariat.”

-Rosa Luxemburg

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January 4, 2012   1 note

“ This tumultuous 2011 that’s now saying goodbye will be remembered as the year that put the voice of the people back in the street. The rage-filled yell that has gone across the world, from Athens to Madrid, passing through Egypt’s Tahrir Square or New York’s Zuccotti Park, has reminded us what we already knew: the street is of the people. ”

Quino Petit

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January 1, 2012   160 notes

“ [In Economics] you learn that markets…are based on informed consumers making rational choices. …Most of you have seen ads. Is an ad trying to create an informed consumer who will make a rational choice? …. Your not supposed to notice this……if we had a market system …an ad would be a description of the characteristics of the product… that is obviously not what an ad is. It’s trying to delude you into making an irrational choice based on lack of information. In fact one of the major goals of business is to undermine the market by making uninformed consumers who will make irrational choices. ”

Noam Chomsky - Global Hegemony: the Facts, the Images, April 20, 2011. (via evokit-notes)

I’ve always thought, the evidence was right there in front of our faces, if people actually were rational actors either the marketing directors would all have been sacked or ads would target our logic centers. It is painfully clear we humans are driven by emotion, economists should be embarrassed to have hung on so long to the myth of the rational actor.  

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January 1, 2012   71 notes

“ I have contended that a hidden agenda of the Occupy Movement’s tent cities, now mostly gone, is to remove oneself from a normal, domesticated environment, with its attendant, nonstop media brainwashing via television, computer and other electronic gadgets. Freed from these insidious and poisonous mediators, one could discover other human beings, one’s neighbors, and oneself, at last. It wasn’t just a sacrifice to endure the elements and poor sanitation to feel solidarity and community. It was also an attraction, an atavistic yearning to see, hear and feel directly, and to jettison all of the soft yet stubborn, plugged-in shackles. As a sign at Zuccotti Park said so well, ‘FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, I FEEL AT HOME.’ ”

Linh Dinh (via theamericanbear)

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December 30, 2011   103 notes

“ The competition between capitalists forces them to behave as capitalists. This is one fundamental reason why “ethical capitalism” is a dead end—in a world of competitive accumulation the capitalist is forced to stop being ethical or stop being a capitalist. ”

Joseph Choonara, Unravelling Capitalism (via rethinksocialism)

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