Another Now: Dispatches from a alternative present Der Freitag English German Postcapitalism

From an imagined hi-tech rebellion to the GameStop incident: Lessons for collective action in the 21st Century – Der Freitag

When in 2008 I heard that Lehman Brothers collapsed, and thousands of its staff were laid off, I allowed myself a fantasy. I imagined that one of the laid off financial engineers, whom for some reason I named Esmeralda, would turn into a dissident. That, incensed with the way she had been discarded by the […]

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Was the GameStop episode a version of ANOTHER NOW’s Crowdshorters-in-action ? On Channel 4 (video)

Further to this post, in which I compare my ANOTHER NOW‘s fictional Crowdshorters with the crowd that used Reddit to collude so as to defeat the hedge funds shorting GameStop, you can now watch my brief debate with Frances Coppola on Channel 4. Was that episode of broader interest? Is this a new phenomenon of […]

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Did we see yesterday something like ANOTHER NOW’s Crowdshorters in action ? You be the judge!

In my ANOTHER NOW I imagined a new type of resistance movement that uses the tools of finance to bring down capitalism and create a democratic market socialist economy in its stead. I called them CROWDSHORTERS. Yesterday, I received many messages suggesting that the CROWDSHORTERS are emerging for real, with the Reddit group that supported […]

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From an Economics without Capitalism to Markets without Capitalism – Tübingen University talk

A lecture organised by University of Tübingen economics students, delivered on Monday February 3, 2020, on the theme “From an Economics without Capitalism to Markets without Capitalism”. Mainstream economic models lack some important features of really-existing capitalism, including money, time and space. Its models offer ideological cover for a capitalist system that has usurped competitive, […]

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Identity, solidarity and DiEM25

If I were a transgender person and a bunch of Lefties dared lecture me that the exploitation of factory workers by capitalists is more important than my daily struggle tο function as a transgender person, I would tell them to get lost. No one has the right to tell those who are hurt, terrified, exploited […]

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Is it sensible to fret about public debt’s rise during the pandemic? A debate with Todd G. Buchholz on Pairagraph

Is public debt a bomb about to explode taking us down? Or is fretting about public debt a tactic for preparing public opinion for a new austerity drive that will cause debt to grow even faster? Read my debate with Todd G. Buchholz organised by pairagraph.com (see here for the original publication) Todd G. Buchholz’s […]

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What is at stake is the independence of Ecuador, not of its central bank. This is why the oligarchy is attacking Andrés Arauz- video

It is with considerable amusement that I follow the international oligarchy’s anxiety to prevent Andrés Arauz from winning the presidential election. I say amusement because they have chosen to damage his standing by painting him as a threat to the independence of Ecuador’s central bank – of which Andres was the youngest governor. Let’s get […]

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“The EU after Brexit” Keynote followed by a conversation with Norman Lamont – 27th January 2021

In this keynote, organised by the Economics Research Council, I shall discuss, and re-assess, the deeper forces leading to Brexit. Moving beyond the myth of it as the manifestation of some British idiosyncrasy, I shall trace its causes in a fundamental incompatibility between British and Continental capitalism which the financial crisis of 2008 brought to […]

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Why I oppose vaccination passports – On BBC World Service’s NEWSDAY

Greece says there's a case for a Covid vaccine passport which would allow people to travel freely within the EU. But @yanisvaroufakis is concerned it could encourage governments – and businesses – to demand more of our personal informationhttps://t.co/WCHBTof5Ev — BBC World Service (@bbcworldservice) January 18, 2021 LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE

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DiEM25’s consultations toward not only an updated pan-European manifesto but also for national manifestos – read the questionnaire for YOUR country and participate!

As we approach our fifth anniversary, DiEM25 will mark the milestone with an updated Manifesto, reflecting upon the lessons learned and the new facts on the ground. In addition, we are working to put together, for the first time, DiEM25’s vision for each of our countries. You can download now the questionnaires that DiEMers are […]