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Review: The Economics of Happiness

February 3, 2011
Posted By Kéllia Ramares

People throughout the developed world as well as larger parts of the developing world, such as China and India, are being bombarded daily with messages from politicians and pundits saying that the only solution to economic crises is further economic growth. Indeed, economic growth is seen as the most important thing in the world,...Read more »

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The Economics of Happiness

February 3, 2011
Posted By Kéllia Ramares

Localization can repair the economic and social wreckage wrought by globalization and bring greater happiness, through community. So say sages and activists on six continents, in a new film. In this interview, Helena Norberg-Hodge explains her film, The Economics of Happiness http://theeconomicsofhappiness.org/ . This interview was aired on WINGS – Women’s International News Gathering...Read more »

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Criminal of Poverty

February 3, 2011
Posted By Kéllia Ramares

This is the first part of my interview with Tiny (a.k.a Lisa Grey–Garcia) in San Francisco, The interview was aired by WINGS -Women’s International News Gathering Service (http://wings.org) Hotlink Download Share Tiny is a poet, educator, organizer, and media activist. Her 2006 memoir, published by City Lights, is titled Criminal of Poverty: Growing Up Homeless in America. We...Read more »

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Poverty Scholars: Poor People are the Experts on their Own Lives

February 3, 2011
Posted By Kéllia Ramares

This is the second half of my interview with Tiny (aka Lisa Gray-Garcia) in San Francisco, The interview was aired by WINGS -Women’s International News Gathering Service (http://wings.org) Hotlink Download Share Tiny is a poet, educator, organizer, and media activist. Her 2006 memoir, published by City Lights, is titled Criminal of Poverty: Growing...Read more »

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Money, incentives and optimization of resources: Questions asked and answered.

January 31, 2011
Posted By Kéllia Ramares

  A gentleman on Facebook who uses the title King of Paupers as part of his username, recently posed some questions to me about the abolition of money in a comment he made to a post about the documentary “Ethos”. Here are his questions and my answers. I did not address his mathematical formula because...Read more »

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Ayn Rand Railed Against Government Benefits, But Grabbed Social Security and Medicare When She Needed Them

January 29, 2011
Posted By Kéllia Ramares

AlterNet / By Joshua Holland At least she put up a fight before succumbing to the imperatives of the real world. January 29, 2011 | Ayn Rand was not only a schlock novelist, she was also the progenitor of a sweeping “moral philosophy” that justifies the privilege of the wealthy and demonizes not only the slothful, undeserving...Read more »

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Why Women Who Pick and Process Your Food Face Daily Threats of Rape, Harassment and Wage Theft

January 29, 2011
Posted By Kéllia Ramares
Why Women Who Pick and Process Your Food Face Daily Threats of Rape, Harassment and Wage Theft

We all benefit from a hugely exploitative system, in which our dinner is now directly linked to violence against women. January 26, 2011  |   AlterNet / By Jill Richardson Chances are, you’ve never connected your dinner to violence against women. And yet, a new report published by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) makes that...Read more »

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Open letter to CollapseNet and all other groups of a survivalist orientation

January 27, 2011
Posted By Kéllia Ramares

The following is a letter I wrote to the administrator of CollapseNet, but the message applies to other groups. I believe we are headed toward even more difficult times, but there are different ways to approach the problem. I have made a choice in the matter of which way to focus my attention and...Read more »

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Stop the Austerity Craze! Massive Budget Slashing Can Lead to Economic Disaster, Violence and Repression

January 25, 2011
Posted By Kéllia Ramares

AlterNet / By Mark Ames The DC-Wall Street power circuit, with a big assist from the corporate media, is blindly pushing an agenda that could lead to massive social upheaval. January 25, 2011  |   Now that the shock of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting is starting to wear off and the country is returning to its...Read more »

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GOP Timebomb: How Republican Star Paul Ryan’s Radical "Roadmap" Would Dynamite Social Security and Medicare

January 25, 2011
Posted By Kéllia Ramares
GOP Timebomb: How Republican Star Paul Ryan’s Radical "Roadmap" Would Dynamite Social Security and Medicare

/ By Think Progress Staff Republicans are elevating Rep. Paul Ryan, whose disastrous conservative economic "roadmap" will gut the social safety net and put money in the hands of the rich. Article found on Alternet January 24, 2011  |   Photo Credit: Wikimedia Republicans announced last Friday that Rep. Paul Ryan (WI), chairman of the House Budget Committee,...Read more »

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