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Participatory economics is a vision for a post-capitalist economy. It features a productive commons, workers and consumers self managing councils, jobs balanced for empowerment, equitable remuneration, and participatory planning. But beyond these core agreements, as of June 2023, what differences among themselves do participatory economy’s advocates have?
I think a strong argument can be made that throwing Aristotelian teleology out is intimately linked with the pending failure of our democracies. Let me put this argument to you now.
During the few hours that Stella Assange spent in Athens, she agreed to give us an interview.
In a hypothetical race to claim the mantle of biggest threat to humanity, nuclear war, ecological catastrophe, rising authoritarianism, and new pandemics are still well in front of the pack. But, look there, way back but coming on fast. Is that AI? Is it a friend rushing forward to help us, or another foe rushing forward to bury us?
This is the text of my talk at […]
Bringing Together Economic Visions
The educational commons has been shredded. The next Labour government must fix it, argues Guy Standing, in a Labour Hub long read.
Idiosyncrasies for contrabass clarinet and electronics – by Miroslav Spasov
PMC or Coordinator Class Between Labor and Capital?
On the occasion of his new book NO BOSSES and the presentation of its Greek translation on Saturday 10 December at Red n’ Noir in Athens (6pm), the American author talks to Documento news and sends his own message to Greek readers.
The market for commercial spyware — which allows governments to invade mobile phones and vacuum up data — is booming. Even the U.S. government is using it.
The Press Project A member of mέta’s Advisory Board, Michael […]
Radical economist Robin Hahnel joins our co-op for […]
In conversation with (perhaps) political artist, Andrew Mulhearn
Other-Than-Statecraft #2: New Unions is an artistic and political campaign founded by artist Jonas Staal in 2016, with the aim to assemble international, transnational and Pan-European political organisations and social movements to re-imagine the future of the European Union.
On the self-published Russian translation of Practical Utopia and an invitation to join in expanding translations of vision and strategy
We discuss Western hegemony and U.S. policy in Russia, Ukraine and China with Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs, whose new article is headlined “The West’s False Narrative About Russia and China.” Sachs says the bipartisan U.S. approach to foreign policy is “unaccountably dangerous and wrongheaded,” and warns the U.S. is creating “a recipe for yet another war” in East Asia.
Protest for Mahsa Amini—who was killed by Iran’s morality police
Common Dreams, Aug & Sept ’22 | Makroskop, […]
Our Task? by Yanis Varoufakis
Almost a hundred years after Lukács’ essay History and Class Consciousness came about, western emancipatory movements find themselves in a much more fragile situation than back then, despite capitalist foundations being now severely eroded.
The October Show | ifac October 15 – […]
Damien Hirst has begun burning hundreds of his own artworks after selling a series of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Approximately 2,000 artists, actors, musicians and other performers are set to be paid a basic income by the Irish government for three years.
In September 2022, Amir Kiyaei, DiEM25 Policy Coordinator, joined a delegation of the Progressive International comprising 15 people from 12 countries
he COVID-19 pandemic generated uncanny circumstances being experienced worldwide, after all the tragic consequences of wars in the 20th century.
The Hilliard Art Museum. Shirin Neshat creates art […]
Complaints about the U.S. military’s influence operations using Facebook and Twitter have raised concern in the White House and federal agencies.
The SOAS Development Studies Department and the Progressive […]
An open letter co-signed by 100 individuals and […]
Tech billionaires are buying up luxurious bunkers and hiring military security to survive a societal collapse they helped create, but like everything they do, it has unintended consequences
The European Union’s power sector is a good example of what market fundamentalism has done to electricity networks the world over. With the end of cheap natural gas, retail consumers and businesses are paying the price for their governments’ embrace of a shoddy theory.
The flow of U.S. military supplies through Alexandroupoli has angered Russia and Turkey. Now, firms with ties to Russia and America are competing for control of the port.
Will Daniel | Fortune Known for sporting a leather […]
A three-part interview of Michael Albert to Paul Jay and Greg Wilpert on his book, ‘No Bosses: A New Economy for a Better World’.
“Greeks and other southern Europeans could now be feeling schadenfreude as Germany faces the collapse of its economic model in the face of the Ukraine war and the new cold war with China. But with a democratic Europe in the balance, this is no time to gloat.”
Be Moderate… We only want THE EARTH! John […]
mέta presents the latest book by Guy Standing, member of mέta’s Advisory Board: The Blue Commons: Rescuing the Economy of the Sea.
On 16 June, University of Chicago Professor John J. Mearsheimer visited Villa Schifanoia in Florence to discuss the current Russian invasion on Ukraine whilst exploring the potential causes and consequences of the crisis.
There is ample reason to worry that major economies like the United States are heading for a recession, accompanied by cascading financial turmoil. Some of the worst elements of both the 1970s and the 2008 crash are now in play, with equity markets likely to move deeper into bear territory.
mέta & After the Oligarchy Editor’s note: Discussion […]
Alexandria Shaner We are social creatures – we […]
Project Syndicate | Yanis Varoufakis A half-century long […]
After the Oligarchy & mέta Editor’s Note: In […]
Ben Aris & Duncan Campbell | The Guardian, […]
Vasilis Kostakis / TYPOSi Athens, Ioannina, Kalamata, Kozani, […]
MARXISM AND COLLAPSE: The following is the first […]
Just after the completion of the first phase […]
from the Red Goat Collective Does the US […]
Stochita Radu | Jacobin Romanian lawmakers have called […]
Wallpaper magazine interviews Anish Kapoor in his south […]
Editor’s Note: discussion topics include monopoly & oligopoly, […]
Editor’s Note: Discussion includes optimal and efficient production […]
Guy Standing | Open Democracy Joe Biden wants […]
Editor’s note: discussion topics include what worker self-management […]
It goes without saying that these are turbulent […]
Editor’s note: discussion topics include defining worker self-management, […]
Editor’s note: discussion topics include security in commercial […]
Yanis Varoufakis | The Guardian Interest rates will […]
Summer school: Technology, society and the future News […]
Rita Katz | The Washington Post | 15 […]
Jeffrey D. Sachs | 9/3/22 | Project Syndicate […]
David Adler, Progressive International | The Guardian The […]
Martin Parker | ‘Organization’ Journal Review of No […]
Keen’s latest typically insightful book is – as […]
On Tuesday the 8th of February Michael Albert delivered a lecture, followed […]
Alexandria Shaner Driving that train High on cocaine […]
Sotiris Mitralexis | The Press Project Instead of […]
[After the Oligarchy] Hello everybody, this is After the […]
The first patent-free COVID-19 vaccine, CORBEVAX (wiki), constitutes […]
On Tuesday the 8th of February at 6pm GMT […]
Shifting a 68,000-person social networking company toward the […]
John Naughton | The Guardian Facebook’s plans to […]
The Crypto Syllabus “Within our present oligarchic, exploitative, […]
[After The Oligarchy] Hello everybody, this is After […]
In 1993, Paul Cockshott & Allin Cottrell published […]
Michael Albert Crises proliferate and intensify. Out comes […]
Paul Tyson Abstract The Matrix IV movie imaginatively […]
Stavros Moutsios The so-called Postmodernity is essentially the […]
The Courage Foundation announces #WeAreMillions, a massive photo […]
Yanis Varoufakis speaks to Daniel Powell about Brexit, […]
Learning to appreciate that control is an illusion […]
[After the Oligarchy] Hello everybody, this is After […]
RevolutionZ | Life After Capitalism Podcast dedicated its […]
Friday, December 17 [19:00 CET] DiEM TV Christmas Special: No […]
Lucas Alden The world at a crossroads. A […]
After the Oligarchy has prepared a 40-minute video […]
The three-day hands-on workshop ‘Gruapa di katrani’ on […]
Business schools are a part of a system […]
A message from DiEM25 co-founder Yanis Varoufakis. We […]
Professor Nikos Papastergiadis, member of mέta’s Advisory board, […]
The context is the fraud and fiasco also […]
The Centre for Postcapitalist Civilisation, mέta, presents Professor […]
Yanis Varoufakis | The Guardian Net zero is […]
Vince Carducci / PopMatters Disguised as sci-fi, Yanis Varoufakis’ Another Now contemplates […]
Jonathan Cook / Middle East Eye Leaders at […]
mέta | Centre for Postcapitalist Civilisation Coincidences may […]
Jessica Corbett | Common Dreams “You, and your […]
Beral Madra The COVID-19 pandemic generated uncanny circumstances […]
No Bosses? I’m In by Bertrand Bob Guevara […]
Maro Michalakakos In Orbit Curated by Kostas Stasinopoulos […]
Introducing a Cultural Deal for EuropeThe moments of major […]
Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean […]
Roger Hallam was interviewed by Athina Karatzogianni and […]
Anish Kapoor’s interview to Jonathan Jones / The […]
BBC Radio 4, Great Lives: Hypatia Yanis Varoufakis […]
Yanis Varoufakis: On this, the 6th edition of LET’S […]
Yanis Varoufakis’ op-ed in Green Central Banking The […]
DiEM25 Advisory Panel member Julian Assange has been […]
‘Democracy Now!’ report on the Progressive International’s Vaccine […]
Notwithstanding the cyclical downturns and occasional depressions, it is customary to speak of capitalist development as a dynamic of self-expanding growth.
Debate between Daron Acemoğlu & Yanis Varoufakis at Pairagraph.
Life for the medieval peasant was certainly no picnic. But despite his reputation as a miserable wretch, you might envy him one thing: his vacations.
One of capitalism’s most durable myths is that it has reduced human toil.
We need to choose between a small-hearted safety that upholds sub-political bare life, and a large-hearted and authentically political humanity for genuinely meaningful life.
By Antara Haldar on the TLS
By Antara Haldar on INDEPENDENT
By Antara Haldar on THE ATLANTIC
By Antara Haldar on THE ATLANTIC