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  • #107 Archives - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    May 25 2013 Ubuntu I Am Because You Are by Darren Fleet Emotional Utopia of the Abstracted Self May 20 2013 Crisis in the Classroom by John Stubley Whence the path of reverence and wonder May 16 2013 East vs West by adbusters Intuition or Intellect May 15 2013 This Machine Causes Global Warming by adbusters Only 16 Years Left to Avoid Nightfall May 9 2013 Humanity Is In A

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  • Free the Slaves - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    reference to the 13th verse of the Balad Surah of the Quran and a reminder that the prophet Muhammad s adopted son was a slave he d personally freed has struck a chord in Turkey quickly becoming a rallying cry that could spark the next season of the Global Spring We have a government that calls itself Muslim but since they came to power the number of banks in this street has risen from 10 to 25 Mem Aslan a 29 year old Turkish anti capitalist Muslim revolutionary says Some people have become rich while others struggle to survive We are talking about people who are sucking our blood Tactically inspired as one organizer put it by the rebellious Pirate Party the most prominent face of this new politics is the Anti Capitalist Muslim Youth movement in Turkey which uses social media to organize horizontally Their ideological positions are cosmopolitan and pluralistic blending left and right while still being Islamic and deeply anti capitalist They take fearlessly controversial stands on hot issues they unofficially support gay rights recognition of the Armenian genocide the rights of the Kurdish minority an end to nuclear energy a right to conscientious objection and an end to Turkey s head scarf ban while maintaining a strictly revolutionary agenda that is compatible with the blue green black psycho eco politico platform emerging from the West God Bread and Freedom those demands express the soul of this region and its societies explains Ihsan Eliaçik a Muslim theologian who is widely considered the spiritual mentor of the anti capitalist movement in Turkey Eliaçik s philosophical approach is reminiscent of Christian liberation theology In an interview following May Day still enjoying the afterglow of the large crowds who spontaneously showed up to their inaugural event Eliaçik was forthright about

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  • Occupy Archives - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    s the Interest Stupid by Ellen Brown Why Bankers Rule the World April 22 2013 Free the Slaves by Micah M White Could an East West hybrid blue green black world party free us all February 14 2013 Fatal Distraction by adbusters Rebellion is distracted disorganized and heavily policed February 5 2013 The Psychic Economic of Occupy by Gustavo Beck Jungian perspectives on social movements October 11 2012 Enigma of

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  • Islam Archives - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    and the revolt against the West August 30 2013 Pankaj Mishra by Pankaj Mishra Blind man s garden June 12 2013 Free the Slaves by Micah M White Could an East West hybrid blue green black world party free us all February 14 2013 How Hamas was born by Scott Atran Educate yourself November 30 2012 Tarek El Diwany by adbusters My conversion to Islamic economics August 15 2012 Islamonomics

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  • Egypt protests Archives - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Street Buy Nothing Day Buy Nothing Xmas Spoof Ads Culture Shop Subscribe Donate Close Home Egypt protests Free the Slaves by Micah M White Could an East West hybrid blue green black world party free us all February 14 2013 Based in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Adbusters is a not for profit magazine fighting back against the hostile takeover of our psychological physical and cultural environments by commercial forces About

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  • Cognitive Illusions - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    asked to buy those very same mugs from their classmates with their own money Typical economic theory would say that the two sides would haggle and eventually come to a mutually agreeable price that the market would self regulate In a review of Thinking Fast and Slow Freeman Dyson explains what actually happened The average prices offered in a typical experiment were sellers 7 12 buyers 2 87 Because the price gap was so large few mugs actually sold Sellers ground the market to a halt overvaluing their mug simply because they possessed it The experiment convincingly demolished the central dogma of classical economics Dyson writes Kahneman s illusion of validity describes the tendency of experts to trust their own judgment Dyson refers to the example of the Apgar score a statistical formula that uses heart rate breathing reflexes muscle tone and color to judge the health of newborn babies to illustrate this illusion Turns out that the Apgar score does better than the average doctor in deciding whether the baby needs immediate help In other words a basic formula anyone can do consistently outperforms the opinion of a trained medical professional Applying the illusion of validity undermines experts across all disciplines including economics After studying the investment outcomes of some twenty five anonymous wealth advisers over the course of eight consecutive years Kahneman discovered that they performed just about as well as random chance Their management of financial flows Kahneman concluded is a dice rolling contest not a game of skill And yet Kahneman also found that these same experts will persist in believing their intuitive judgments are correct forcing them on us all even in the face of tremendous counter evidence As Dyson puts it the illusion of validity does not disappear just because facts prove it to

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  • economics Archives - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    very first thing September 12 2015 The light at the end of the world by adbusters Canada s Lax Kw alaams Band Council s rejection of a billion dollar proposal points to a new kind of economics September 8 2015 Rethinking Econ Thomas Piketty by adbusters There is a lot of ideology in the economic profession I think that many economists have a view of markets which is not only idealistic and naive but they are defending the views that September 7 2015 The true value of money by adbusters What would a revolution of economics look like September 4 2015 False Prophets by adbusters The Most Omniscient People in the World Central bankers are the heroic back end programmers of the capitalist algorithm We are all enthralled by their fiscal machinations When they raise interest rates we say ooohhh September 1 2015 Consume Discard Uglify by adbusters The external costs of our mass consumption once safely out of sight and mind are now spilling back onto ourselves August 13 2015 Debt controls you by adbusters Why do you accept being treated like an inmate June 8 2015 The Falling Sky by adbusters the city looked like a dense group

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  • #102 Archives - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Or will I just die young July 13 2012 Occupy Death by Hermann Hesse Holding open a door to the divine July 9 2012 Rekindling Occupy s Imagination by Jeff Sparrow A story from down under July 6 2012 The Spiritual Crisis of Capitalism by Stuart Smithers What would the Buddha do June 29 2012 Canada s Hard Turn Right by Andrew Nikiforuk A New Petrol State Has Emerged June

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