Category: 413 — Practical Strivings

A Garden of Pure Ideology

1984 won’t be like 1984?“They get up, work, eat a small bowl of noodles and rice, do their washing, go to bed, get up and do it all over again.” They sleep 100 to a room, toil for 15 hours a day and are paid about fifty five dollars per month. After sleeping in shifts, …

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Think Global – Electric car attracts funds

Norway’s revived electric carmaker, now called “Think Global,” is raising more capital with the goal of producing 10,000 cars a year by 2009. Now Jan-Olaf Willums, chief executive of Think Global, appears to have some solid investors behind him. The firm started rolling again earlier this year, with a line-up including retailing tycoon Stein-Erik Hagen, …

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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

How the U.S. Uses Globalization to Cheat Poor Countries Out of Trillions. Steaming video or audio of an hour with Amy Goodman and John Perkins, a former respected member of the international banking community. In his book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man he describes how as a highly paid professional, he helped the U.S. …

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The Corporation – a film about how organizational interests became superior to human interests

One hundred and fifty years ago, the corporation was a relatively insignificant entity. Today, it is a vivid, dramatic and pervasive presence in all our lives. Like the Church, the Monarchy and the Communist Party in other times and places, the corporation is today’s dominant institution. But history humbles dominant institutions. All have been crushed, …

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