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  • Money Dreaming - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    any then as a last resort those of the yongka dreaming may be approached to help locate and possibly kill the animal Such a deed does not go un thanked nor un remembered by other groups As part of this process an increase ceremony may also be requested where those of yongka dreaming would hold a ceremony at a site sacred to yongka so that more yongkas may appear on the land I have also heard it expressed that an individual represents only one part of the physical manifestation of their dreaming yongka tail for example Combined with all others of that dreaming however the whole physical manifestation of yongka is represented I would now like to put forward the concept of money dreaming I believe all human beings today are assigned this totem And I believe they are assigned it at birth if not earlier though again not arbitrarily No matter what culture we live in on Earth there now exists some form of money and therefore some form of money dreaming The question is whether we are awake to it or not Have we observed the qualities and characteristics of money so well that we can say we truly know it that we are able to be responsible for it to care for it and for others to not hoard it for ourselves to live not off our own dreaming and the fruits thereof but off the dreaming and work of others as they live off ours Do we recognise that every other human being holds another part of the puzzle without which it would be incomplete Everyone as money dreaming John Stubley has a Ph D in English and Comparative Literature Creative Writing He has received a writer s residency with the Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando

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  • Hey Professor Gregory Mankiw! - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    and the oil is gone For the better part of a century we ve been violating one of the core principles of basic economics we ve been selling off our planet s natural capital and calling it income The global economy grew 50 fold over the past 100 years with not even a hint of slowing down Now we re finally seeing clearly for 100 years the global economy was an elaborate Ponzi scheme in which living generations ripped off whatever they could from generations yet unborn Now the externalities are starting to swamp us dead seas melting ice caps polluting aquifers bleached soils expanding deserts lost cultures fractured communities emptier lives we ve painted ourselves into a corner and all the derivatives credit swaps and financial pyrotechnics of neoclassical economics won t save us this time around These escalating externalities are the X factor that will trigger a global crash bigger longer and more traumatic than anything we ve ever seen before To avert catastrophe we need a new language of the liquidity of fresh water the leverage of rising seas the stimulus of intact forests the stability of global temperatures hey ask your professors to explain why the BP oil spill made the GDP go up and how they measure economic progress With capitalism s negligence of ecology which currently borders on a totalizing death warrant only an economic paradigm shift can help us revitalize the crucial lifeline that runs through economics and ecology eco oikos home Only a total paradigm shift in the theoretical foundations of economic science can save us now FROM Adbusters 105 Media Democracy Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Every day brings some new alarm How Hamas was born Also In This Magazine Rethinking ECON Steve Keen Adbusters Professor

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/hey-professor-gregory-mankiw/ (2016-02-09)
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  • America Archives - Page 3 of 3 - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    s crisis is not political but psychological August 10 2009 Economic Money Games by Osamu Shimomura There is a danger that people will simply charge ahead unheeding assuming that America s economic problems will disappear and clinging to the delusion that everything will be all right in the end since America is strong and God is on our side September 4 2008 Posts navigation 1 2 3 Based in Vancouver

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/tag/america/page/3/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Play Jazz on Campus! - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    did not explain why the copycat effect always occurred in Economics rather than in say Italian There was something endogenous to the tribulations in Economics and they deserved investigation The Dean handed out the secret ballot forms and the vote was taken He announced the score 24 to 14 in favour of investigating the Department Richard and I and the soon to be Political Economy staff were jubilant as were most of the Faculty and we poured out of the boardroom in loud celebration As we headed toward the stairs down to the main quadrangle I glanced back at the boardroom to see that Simkin and Hogan were still sitting immobile back in the boardroom Not only had they not left their chairs they had not moved nor were they talking to each other They simply sat there stunned staring into the space in front of them in obvious and profound shock They had clearly not even entertained the prospect that the vote might go against them That was the first of many votes that neoclassical economists were to lose from that time on and not only at Sydney University Faculty after Faculty across Australia and the globe voted to progressively reduce the compulsory economics content of business degrees And the neoclassical economists never changed their tactics or rather the lack of them They never considered that they might need to alter their product that would be too much like market research Nor that they should perhaps lobby the other disciplines that would be too much like politics Instead the purity of the science was defended at every challenge even as the diminishing time devoted to it resulted in a trivialized tuition replacing rigor The other disciplines whose votes held the fate of economics in their hands continued to be disparaged and regarded as interlopers who themselves should be expunged from university even as the economists were the ones who were effectively being expunged The situation did not improve when managerialism replaced academic democracy because the law of large numbers alone guaranteed that the bureaucratic overlords in Business faculties would be drawn from almost any discipline other than Economics What was once done by the ballot was now done by decree after of course due consultation and the final result was that economics found itself expelled from what once were Faculties of Economics and in the worst instances abolished altogether with a single first year subject preserved solely because Accounting standards require accountants to take at least one unit of economics What a dismal fate for the dismal science the more so because it was so largely self inflicted If economics had been capable of reinvention in response to its unpopularity as well as in a sane response to the discovery of its many internal logical and empirical contradictions it could have preserved itself as a vital discipline It perhaps could have even re assimilated those competitor departments that its rarefied definition of economics had conjured into being But that

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  • Steve Keen, Author at Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Play Jazz on Campus November 1 2013 by Steve Keen Tags economics economic reality check Neoclassical Economics meme wars Why we need a revolution in economic science The Creative Destruction of G8 Economics July 8 2009 by Steve Keen Tags Neoclassical Economics recession Karl Marx A plan to shift the theoretical foundations of our global system Based in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Adbusters is a not for profit magazine fighting

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/author/steve-keen/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Postmillennial Tension - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    the global economy has perhaps made us more aware than ever of this void The big question is whether we can turn this void of negativity into an opening of positivity Can we act without hope Without roots or destiny to guide us Can we still envision another future If we cannot then we can be fairly certain of what our future will look like A NEW KIND OF TENSION The tension we experience between our lives and the promises offered by modernity have often been suffered passively The question becomes Can this tension be put to work productively Can we move past denial and depression and face the precariousness and risk we have been dealt Can we use these antagonisms to animate our actions The present moment offers us a clear picture of the divide between our dreams of progress and our reality For curator and art critic Nicolas Bourriaud the financial collapse of 2008 marks a turning point in history in which the tension between our dreams of progress and the realities of emerging disaster are plainly apparent The illusion of the spectacular economy seems to have permanently ruptured But even if the system seems to have died and people no longer seem willing to believe its promises we cannot assume that overcoming it is inevitable Even as the system fails it seems to have an uncanny ability to cannibalize itself The spectacular economy thrives on disaster even its own failing is an opportunity for its profit Modernity has operated as a binary system in which progress is coupled with its negative externalized risk a mortgaged future the excluded masses precariousness and wandering Our work consists in taking up what has been left on this underside of progress As we wake up to see that what we have long been taught is realistic is actually impossible we must work to turn this negative realization into possibilities Within the complex lines of thought that made up modernism there was also an ethos that strove to navigate an uncertain discontinuous and ruptured world It is this ethos that remains important to us Bourriaud terms this emerging era altermodern We have been broken from our traditional ties that bind Precariousness wandering and translation are marks of the altermodern Purity and destiny no longer make sense for us altermodernity is an other modernity picking up from those points left to the side of the dominant ideals of modernism That dominant ideal of modernity is tied to a notion of ever expanding progress and limitless consumption The oil crisis of 1973 signaled the onset of the postmodern malaise Our future was all of a sudden mortgaged writes Bourriaud in Altermodern So while capital has continued expanding its reach in other areas there has been a lingering denial an inability to mourn the lost object and the dream s impossibility If this was the death of the dream then our present reality of global warming water and food shortages market collapse and the continued

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/postmillennial-tension/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Rupture or Rapture? - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    that through it all we will persist that despite all the moral spiritual and ideological blows the human story goes on But then the world was ablaze in one brutal war after another We bore witness to the Holocaust Hiroshima and Nagasaki a seemingly endless nightmare of genocide sorrow and sin We suffered losses of existential capital like never before and our faith in the inherent goodness of man began to waver And just as our spiritual house was beginning to crumble violent fissures tore across our physical world Ocean levels rose glaciers melted and the arctic biomass began to release trillions of tons of frozen methane stored over the course of aeons It suddenly dawned on us that this millennium long human adventure of ours may be reaching a climax that over the next few years we may be living through what could well be humanity s final rapture moment peak oil peak water peak food peak everything even peak sanity and peak TIME Not even Nietzsche could have foretold the mystical amalgamation of melancholy terror and life affirming ecstasy weaving its way through the last chapters of man FROM Adbusters 88 The Post Postmodernism Issue Order this issue

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/rupture-or-rapture/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Paradigm Lost - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    this powerful intellectual army whose generals include Milton Friedman Alan Greenspan Gregory Mankiw Paul Krugman who have boots on the ground in Summers Bernanke and Geithner plus the heads of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and whose foot soldiers are the thousands of business and economics professors all over the world They all have the same mission to perpetuate growth and consumption at any cost We cannot stand idly by and allow these old school practitioners of a failed paradigm to keep calling the policy shots Ten more years of their brand of economics will send our planet into a tailspin from which we may never recover In this section of the book we identify five cracks in the foundation of the neoclassical paradigm five soft spots to start hacking away at FROM Adbusters 85 Thought Control in Economics Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest The Post Autistic Movement Fresh Perspectives Also In This Magazine Rethinking ECON Steve Keen Adbusters Professor Keen if you were a student of economics right now what would you do What advice do you have for young people entering the field Steve Keen Well September 12 2015 The

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