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UK Labour Alarms Elites With Plan to Democratize Workplace, Public Owner...

Here are some damn good ideas that should be business-as-usual in all civilized societies--for starters.



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Yanis Varoufakis: Is Capitalism Devouring Democracy?

You'll learn more from this forty-five-minute presentation than from a year of listening to NPR, reading the NYT, or frankly taking a college economics course.

Nothing amazing about it other than the fact that he both knows the basic macro truth of the history and the current situation, and comes out and says it. 
It's really not that hard, especially for mere citizens (theoretically, at least; if we're anything more than consumers) like us.

Jeremy Corbyn with Yanis Varoufakis at the Edinburgh Book Festival, Augu...

Here's Varoufakis's very good organization, DiEM25, Democracy in Europe in 2025.

Is a New Global Financial Crisis Imminent? Mark Weisbrot and Gerald Epstein

The study mentioned in the intro, The Crisis Next Time: Planning for Public Ownership as an Alternative to Corporate Bank Bailouts (which takes the opposite view), is here and an interview with author, Thomas Hanna, is here.

The Collapse of the American Empire?

Here's Hedges discussing the book on RT; part 1 of 2. (The second part should be up in the next few days and should be easily found on the Tube of You).

Orson Welles, The Other Side of the Wind | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

My level of anticipation for this new Welles film has caused about a four-thousand year regression in my worldview/beliefs. I am literally propitiating the gods for a good future outcome, and would gladly slaughter a virgin if only I could find one in Rhode Island. At the same time, since I’ve fully embraced doublethink under the pressure of my mountainous anticipation, I am literally trying to convince myself that it will suck so that I can still enjoy it if it turns out to be mediocre (for him). 
I am deeply proud of how quickly I hurled out the window all the collected, hard-won knowledge and wisdom of humanity just because there’s a new Welles film. I figured you would be, too.
The film, all kidding aside (You: “He was kidding?”), isn’t some thrown-together cash-in thing: it was mostly completed with apparently full instructions on how to edit the last bit about forty years ago, but typically Wellesian financial and then family-legacy squabbles kept it on ice/unfinished, other than …