Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say.
French economist Thomas Piketty caused a sensation in early 2014 with his book on a simple, brutal formula explaining economic inequality: r > g (meaning that return on capital is generally higher than economic growth). Here, he talks through the massive data set that led him to conclude: Economic inequality is not new, but it is getting worse, with radical possible impacts.
Remember the financial crisis of 2008? Are we sleepwalking towards another financial meltdown? While the super-rich are thriving, ordinary households are taking on mountains of debt. Governments may have spent billions on bailout packages and in the absence of a fairer economic system, a debt-fueled bubble may burst with catastrophic results.
We’ll be on Market Street on the steps below Feinstein’s office at Montgomery and Market, directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station. RAIN CANCELS Feel free to bring your own signage, flyers, items for the altar to child drone victims, ideas for future vigils … FLY KITES, NOT DRONES! Stand with … Continue reading →
TO DO – new economy Oct.23-26th – OAKLAND This is an event geared toward incubating an alternative economy here in the bay area with local priorities. I hope to see you there. A quote and then the message: ” The “right to well-being” means the possibility of living like human … Continue reading →
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–Join us at the long awaited trial in the lawsuit of SF City Atty Dennis Herrera vs the ACCJC. –Join us on the street to demonstrate against the ACCJC and its corporate allies who are trying to downsize and change the mission of California Community Colleges. –Join us in the … Continue reading →