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Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens's Public Library

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"Futureslab helps people to test, refine and innovate next generation foresight products and social innovations that provide viable pathways for the next stage in human-planetary evolution and global systemic transformation."

about 2 hours ago

"Remettre l'humain au centre de l'économie, mieux vivre avec les ressources locales tout en créant de l'emploi, en Mayenne."

about 2 hours ago

"An Open Source, Scaleable, Modular FMS (Flexible Manufacturing System)
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"On March 16, 2016 WikiLeaks launched a searchable archive for 30,322 emails & email attachments sent to and from Hillary Clinton's private email server while she was Secretary of State. The 50,547 pages of documents span from 30 June 2010 to 12 August 2014. 7,570 of the documents were sent by Hillary Clinton. The emails were made available in the form of thousands of PDFs by the US State Department as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request. The final PDFs were made available on February 29, 2016."

about 2 hours ago

"In this extract from his new book When Google Met Wikileaks, WikiLeaks' publisher Julian Assange describes the special relationship between Google, Hillary Clinton and the State Department -- and what that means for the future of the internet."

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"Kojin Karatani’s recent The Structure of World History presents us with an exceptional moment for thought, a renewal of numerous possible directions in Marxist theory, historical analysis, and geographical mappings. This major text, expressing the systematic concentration of Karatani’s work over the last 45 or more years, contains new and provocative formulations in the relation of Marx to anthropology, geography, political economy, and the geopolitical development of the world-system. In attempting to think the possibilities and limits of this new and important work, all three panelists try to work through Karatani’s position, within and without the Marxist tradition, particularly focusing on the question of how to think a new point of departure for a genuine anti-capitalist politics today."

about 5 hours ago

"The Bureau of Labor Statistics issued a report yesterday saying that labor productivity showed the worst quarter-to-quarter decline since 1993. Productivity as a whole had been in a downtrend every year since it peaked in 2003, after an extended period of growth. Productivity per worker is one of the most important measures of economic health and a significant long-term forecaster. Its rise signals aggregate growth, and its decline signals trouble.
 
Productivity has been indicating problems since 2003, and the latest numbers reveal that the problem is accelerating. It is a geopolitical problem because economic well-being is a dimension of national power. A long-term decline in productivity is a problem. A short-term decline is less of a problem. In an expanding economy with declining unemployment, productivity tends to fall. Increased hiring out of a smaller pool means fewer skilled and motivated employees are being hired. They tend to be less productive and productivity falls, triggering a recessionary cycle.
 
This may be happening now, but that doesn’t explain the long-term decline, beginning well before 2008 and indeed going back into the late 1990s. "

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