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OUR APPROACH PDF Print E-mail
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The need for the reconstituting of the labour movement at a local and international level, in the broadest possible dimensions, in the middle, moreover, of a profound economic crisis, not only in terms of trade unionism, but in depth socially, as a social front, is obvious. The society of labour, in its broadest sense, must reconstitute its political power and escape from the trap of consumerism and its consumerist fragmentation which comes about through the society of spectacle, and redefine its function in relation to the dynamic of the formation of a political - social - historical subject.

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The crisis of polymorphous capitalism PDF Print E-mail
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Pol Capitalism commonThe vicious circle of institutional, bond-holding, and profiteering capitalism and the impasse of commercial and industrial capitalism

The crisis of accumulated capital, together with the crisis of competition-induced shortage and the actual gamification - that is, that profiteering based on the gamifying of the markets and the forces of production - has definitively entered upon a new cycle and acquired a new horizon in the direction of the future. In this crisis, the great capitalist states are gradually taking on a different role, while the anthropological factor, and demographic, technological, and environmental magnitudes form an additional factor which is calling for this shift.

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Unconsidered aspects of the economic crisis PDF Print E-mail
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Sovereign credit default swapsIn all planning there is the motive, the general purpose, and the aim. The same applies to the economy. The motive and the general purpose of the economy are factors which lie outside the economy; they are to be found closer to the psychological make-up of humans than to economic science in itself.

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The missed opportunity and the 'Black Box' of the crisis - On recovery and credit rating agencies PDF Print E-mail
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money axiologites wikiIt is some time now since the on-going - with all the fluctuations - stock-market recovery on a world level, and the first tendencies towards a reversal of the development prefix have started to become noticeable. But is a situation always what it seems? Who is it that assesses the situation? What are the difficult points in the present state of affairs?

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The fourfold deficit in synthesis and the handling of the complex internal and global crisis PDF Print E-mail
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stock exchange"If we are to escape the impending disaster which hangs over our present disintegrating world, we must make a far - reaching and fundamental revision of the old established patterns of thinking, and institute completely new principles."[1], Oliver Reiser
If one has followed the history of the sciences and of politics up to the present, an internal deficit in synthesis is observable.

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The money shortage and moral hazards PDF Print E-mail
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oba"When goods don't cross borders, armies will.", Frédéric Bastiat
The duality of moral hazard and the shortage of money is, to a large degree, the main factor in all the problems of the economy, crises, and the gap between the institutions of society and of the economy.

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The New Keynesianism: An Outline PDF Print E-mail
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GDP PPP Per Capita IMFThe practice of the abuse of power on the part of hedge funds, the self-appointed credit ratings agencies, and the many 'factors' in the market is still observable after their 'bail-out'. At this time, they are playing the casino the expense of the euro in the face of an expected explosion of unemployment in Europe and of a debilitated welfare state, given that their bail-out has derailed public finances.

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The unfailing supply factor of true development PDF Print E-mail
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development.2When we see the imperfections of civil society,  imperfections which are inescapable, and to say anything else would be a form of utopianism on our part, we are bound to look for a fourth pillar in which the entry points for quality -  the absence of which is causing anthropological and functional collapse - will exist and function. It is quality which is the spiritual element in every sphere.

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Politics, the ecomony, civil society & emergent totalitarianism PDF Print E-mail
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peopleanxiThe existence and circulation of political money, and of market money, is shaping a new dynamic in the field of civil society which is pointing us in the direction of new social fields, beyond those of the market. These have always been there throughout history, but it is simply that they are for the first time entering an institutional framework.

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The New Keynes PDF Print E-mail
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John Maynard KeynesIn embarking on a discussion of the contribution of John Maynard Keynes to the science of economics, it could be said that this was concerned not with revealing with the way in which things work, but with the way in which we can improve them; he cannot, however, be regarded as a radical of the type of Karl Marx.

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The decline and rebirth of the labour movement (Part Three) PDF Print E-mail
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Great_presidential_puzzle2What line of thought determined the incorporation of the labour movement into the system? What attributes define the inadequacy of the representatives of the political system? Is there real vision in the labour movement? Has the time perhaps come for it to play the key role of the mediatory factor with nature, the environment, and the forms of life and their evolution? Will the labour movement succeed in being a movement for change in the system and in human psychology? Will it achieve the fair redistribution of resources, without totalitarianisms and with environmental awareness? Will it dare to speak about the necessity for minimising needs and ensuring a sufficiency of resources for all, thus wiping out poverty?
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The decline and rebirth of the labour movement (Part Two) PDF Print E-mail
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marchHow reconcilable are the demands of the stomach and of the spirit? How much has the fact that we have thrown the weight on to one side in the past cost us? What are, in the end, the systemic deficiencies of the labour movement, if we have a look at them outside party political and dogmatic stereotypes? Isn’t it perhaps time for the labour movement to put on its agenda the issue of spiritual security, of freedom from divisiveness, and of liberating sharing? Could it be that the time has come for an Anthropological Economic Enlightenment?

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The decline and rebirth of the labour movement (Part One) PDF Print E-mail
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Nonsym_velocity_time_dilat_commonWhich events in the history of the labour movement, in the past, have determined the present-day way of looking at the world? The labour movement attempted to respond to the economic totalitarianism of capitalism. But what was it that deflected the revolutionary programmes towards totalitarianism and brutality? What is the use of the theories when the results are so far removed from proper human relations? Is it perhaps a demand of the times that spiritual needs should be added to the agenda of the labour movement? Should not the spiritual needs of man be added to the agenda of the labour movement as this is a demand of the times?

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The hidden deficit of economic theories PDF Print E-mail
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2_Kemerovo_krifo-elleimaBoth the theory of 'free markets' and that of Marxism have idealised the aspect on which they have laid emphasis. They have overlooked the fact that, in order to work, their theory must take into account the human psyche in its entirety.
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Road map to the exit from economic dogmatism PDF Print E-mail
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factory_odikos_xartisThere is a 'road map' to the exit from the authority of economic theories and their impact on individual life of everyone and at international level generally. In this article, we shall see, inter alia, how Keynes - in spite of the hybrid character of his theory – could not avoid the idealisation of his model. We shall also see the distortion of the markets of every type by the politico-military complex and the phenomenon of corruption common to the whole human race, the interrelation between doctrine and climate change, and the totalitarian nature of the major concentrations of money.
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Economic crisis: Forgetting the environmental crisis PDF Print E-mail
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kas-30-90The present worsening of the economic crisis has so much preoccupied people's minds - reasonably enough - that it has literally wiped the problem of the environmental crisis from the field of their concerns. And yet, just as the economic crisis took by surprise the relatively prosperous West, so, but in a much worse way, will the environmental crisis take it by surprise. This is not a disaster scenario, but one which is based on facts. What is still not known is the exact time when the seriousness of environmental events will be subversive not only in this area of life, but in all areas without exception - the economic included.
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The economic crisis: Changing the rules of the game PDF Print E-mail
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worldthegafi_mapThe world economic crisis is unfolding according to the rules of the financial elite which is responsible for the concentration around itself of vast masses of capital and power.  Finding a real way out from the crisis presupposes a search for the political, psychological, and techno-economic causes of the crisis, which are interlinked and definitively affect our life. Unfortunately, there has not been up to the present any comprehensive discussion of this, in spite of the fact that everybody recognises that the causes are complex and interwoven.

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The Fallacy of Homo Economicus and the reconstitution of the labour and cultural movement PDF Print E-mail
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homo_catanaloticusThe twentieth century brought to prominence the economic field as the field of shift of the anthropological deficit into the dynamic of the economic system and the binding of man to it.

Our individualism as a field of socio-psychological expression of our personality has been invested primarily in the economy. Our personality has been consumed in the theatre of consumption, both by the ostentation of the brand-name of the products acquired and the ostentation of wealth more generally.

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In search of the executioner of the Invisible Hand PDF Print E-mail
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invisible_hand_commonMan has built up the concepts of the economic process according to his experience. The sciences of man acknowledge the world of experience and points of crisis in history as a supreme principle and source of knowledge, in contrast with the approaches and pursuits of scholasticism.
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A Global call for sharing and justice PDF Print E-mail
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Coins_common.svgProtesters in the Arab world have much in common with those reacting to austerity across Europe, as well as the millions who have mobilised in support of ending poverty in the South. What we may be witnessing is an emerging public voice in favour of a fundamental reordering of global priorities, write Adam Parsons and Rajesh Makwana.

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The state in the free economy (Part Five) - A check on the criteria of social value in the 'free' economy PDF Print E-mail
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ParliamentAll this philosophy of supposed 'freedom' in the economy belongs within the context of the assessment of the capacity for enrichment as an absolute value, which is something atavistic and very ancient and is concerned solely with survival, but now not as a need, but as a value which is transformed into superiority.

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