Monthly Archives For May 2011

We are Not Apples

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The Restaurant Association of Ireland and Ibec won’t like it. Fine Gael certainly won’t like it. The army of commentators armed only with superficial and out-of-date analysis won’t like it. But the report on the…

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HEROIC FIGURE, FROM “HEIMAT”

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HEROIC FIGURE, FROM “HEIMAT” But where’s the New Jerusalem I remember, alternatives once sought and then rejected for another term of college in September? And where’s the hope, now vaguely recollected, for something to emerge…

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Are you addicted to gambling?

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Gambling can be many things starting with a form of recreation up to an impetuous desire to gamble. Many gamblers don’t even see they have a problem even though family and friends keep repeating this….

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Nobody expects the Spanish Revolution

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They call themselves the ‘Indignados’, or the ‘Indignant’, and for more than a week they have been on the streets of major cities around the country voicing their dissent at the economical and social outlook…

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The Strauss-Kahn Scandals We Ignore

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This article originally appeared in New Europe today. Republished with the kind permission of the author. The press coverage of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest leaves me ambivalent. Like every other journalist who has written about the…

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Possibilities and the New Anarchism

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Over the weekend, William Wall brought this 2002 article by David Graeber, which has recently been republished on the site Autonomy Against Barbarism, to my attention. It reminded me of John Green’s review of Graeber’s…

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Erin Weir | Do Wages or Profits Lead Growth?

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Erin Weir | Do Wages or Profits Lead Growth? “Stockhammer’s main policy implication is that the European Commission should be encouraging collective bargaining, minimum wages, progressive taxation, social spending, etc. rather than promoting competitiveness in…

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