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POLITICAL THEORY - Karl Marx - YouTube
"Karl Marx remains deeply important today not as the man who told us what to replace capitalism with, but as someone who brilliantly pointed out certain of its problems. The School of Life, a pro-Capitalist institution, takes a look.


“Most people agree that we need to improve our economic system somehow. It threatens our planet through excessive consumption, distracts us with irrelevant advertising, leaves people hungry and without healthcare, and fuels unnecessary wars. Yet we’re also often keen to dismiss the ideas of its most famous and ambitious critic, Karl Marx. This isn’t very surprising. In practice, his political and economic ideas have been used to design disastrously planned economies and nasty dictatorships. Frankly, the remedies Marx proposed for the ills of the world now sound a bit demented. He thought we should abolish private property. People should not be allowed to own things. At certain moments one can sympathise. But it’s like wanting to ban gossip or forbid watching television. It’s going to war with human behaviour. And Marx believed the world would be put to rights by a dictatorship of the proletariat; which does not mean anything much today. Openly Marxist parties received a total of only 1,685 votes in the 2010 UK general election, out of the nearly 40 million ballots cast…”"
karlmarx  marxism  capitalism  2014  work  labor  specialization  purpose  alienation  disconnection  hierarchy  efficiency  communism  belonging  insecurity  economics  primitiveaccumulation  accumulation  profit  theft  exploitation  instability  precarity  crises  abundance  scarcity  shortage  productivity  leisure  unemployment  freedom  employment  inequality  wealth  wealthdistribution  marriage  relationships  commodityfetishism  feminism  oppression  ideology  values  valuejudgements  worth  consumerism  materialism  anxiety  competition  complacency  conformity  communistmanifesto  inheritance  privateproperty  banking  communication  transportation  eduction  publiceducation  frederickengels  generalists  specialists  daskapital 
january 2017 by robertogreco
"For the first time in Greece a documentary produced by the audience. "Debtocracy" seeks the causes of the debt crisis and proposes solutions, hidden by the government and the dominant media."
2011  greece  debt  finance  banking  imf  worldbank  odiousdebt  politics  economics  argentina  ecuador  eu  ecb  sovereignty  freedom  europe  olympics  arms  class  classwarfare  social  democracy  government  policy  corruption  goldmansachs  crisis  financialcrisis  healthcare  poverty  education  documentary  globalization  neoliberalism  theft  via:steelemaley 
june 2011 by robertogreco
The Best Bike Lock Puts Your Bike Out of Reach - Transportation - GOOD
"These German hackers seem to have developed a prototype of a bike lock that not only secures your bike, but also raises it above the street, protecting it from would-be thieves."
bikes  biking  locks  security  theft  accessories 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Newsweek (The sums of all our fears.)
"[M]uch of what we fear today is based on hype rather than reality. ... Using the most recent US data available, we hereby present a lidt of unsettling threats and their riskier counterparts."
crime  danger  data  fear  infographic  newsweek  numbers  statistics  theft  death  risk  media  hype 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Dominic Wilcox: Anti-Theft Bike/Car Device
"These rust and scratch stickers are designed to make your beautiful bike/car look rusted and scratched so that passing thieves assume it's not worth stealing due to its apparent shabbyness."
bikes  theft  security  hacks 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Jan Chipchase - Future Perfect: Man Down
"The ability to track a person or thing is often mistaken for the ability to affect what happens to the tracked object."
tracking  privacy  security  theft  passports  travel  sousveillance  shipping  ups  identity  janchipchase 
december 2007 by robertogreco
BLDGBLOG: Architecture as a form of deliberate paranoia
"a man, or woman, who spends all of his or her time sketching strange buildings – finds that his (or her) sketchbook has been stolen."
architecture  design  paranoia  theft  ideas  crime  patents 
january 2007 by robertogreco

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