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This is a new community. We are concerned with addressing counterproductive economics and economic policies on national, global and local levels. See "INTERESTS". We are interested in simple, practical, common-sense, and transformative ideas, theories, suggestions, questions and SOLUTIONS. More later. You are welcomed to join now!


ECONOMISTS and AUTHORS:

ADAM SMITH:
"The Wealth of Nations"

SEYMOUR MELMAN: - http://www.economicreconstruction.com (Melman colleagues) - On the Permanent War Economy, and Economic Conversion.
1985, "The Permanent War Economy: American Capitalism in Decline"
2001, "After Capitalism: From Managerialism to Workplace Democracy"

JEREMY RIFKIN: - http://www.foet.com (The Foundation on Economic Treds) - On Entropy, Social Trends, Sustainability, Empathy.
1980, "Entropy: A New World View"
1995, "The End of Work: The Decline of the Global Labor Force & the Dawn of the Post-Market Era"
2002, "The Hydrogen Economy"
2010, "The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness In a World In Crisis"
2011, "The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World" - http://www.northtownbooks.com/book/9780230115217

PAUL KRUGMAN: - http://www.krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/ & http://www.krugmanonline.com - (Keynesian, Pro-Free-Trade, saltwater macro) - On international trade; economic geography; economies of scale; self-organization; the history of wealth and income gaps; depression economics; insurance "death spirals"; currency controls, inflation-targeting)
1996, "The Self Organizing Economy" (academic)
1998, "International Economics: Theory and Policy" (textbook)
2003, "The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century" (general public)
2007, "The Conscience of a Liberal" (general public)
2008, "The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008" (general public)

NAOMI KLIEN: - http://www.naomiklien.com - On the social, political & monetary tactics of economically destructive corporatism.
2007, "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism"

RAVI BATRA:

THOM HARTMANN:

PETER SCHIFF:

BOB CHAPMAN: - On wall street; investment; gold; trends; conspiracies.
"The International Forecaster"

CATHERINE AUSTIN FITTS: - http://www.solari.com/about/ca_fitts.html - On community economics; investment; 9/11 conspiracy theory.



Bank-take-over graph, via: malasadas


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"The changing politics of race made it possible for a revived conservative movement, whose ultimate goal was to reverse the achievements of the New Deal, to win national elections – even though it supported policies that favored the interests of a narrow elite over those of middle- and lower-income Americans." - Paul Krugman




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