Minasuk/ May 25, 2016/ Uncategorized

What is neoliberalism? | Boing Boing | April 2016 Neoliberalism is the ideology of Hayek, Friedman, Reagan, Thatcher, Pinochet, Mulroney and the other business-lionizing, union-bashing, greed-is-good politicians who effectively took over the world in the early 1980s, when Thatcher famously declared “There is no alternative.” Though the early adherents of neoliberalism used the term proudly to describe themselves, as neoliberalism

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Minasuk/ March 13, 2016/ Uncategorized

Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up | New York Times | January 2015 The middle class that President Obama identified in his State of the Union speech last week as the foundation of the American economy has been shrinking for almost half a century. Also check out the interactive graphic: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/01/25/upshot/shrinking-middle-class.html

Minasuk/ January 11, 2015/ Uncategorized

Why is everyone so busy? | Economist | December 2014 THE predictions sounded like promises: in the future, working hours would be short and vacations long. “Our grandchildren”, reckoned John Maynard Keynes in 1930, would work around “three hours a day”—and probably only by choice. Economic progress and technological advances had already shrunk working hours considerably by his day, and

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