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Beyond capitalism | MOON Shine

“It is unambiguously clear that trickle-down economics does not work. But what does that mean? That means we have to structure our economic policies to make sure that we have shared prosperity. You don’t do that by giving a tax cut to the big winners and raising taxes on those who have not done very well. Your economic policy has to respond to the way our economic system has been […]

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Ted Howard | Transforming a system that’s failing us

I come before you today not as an expert on environmental matters, but as someone who has devoted his professional life to social justice concerns, in particular addressing economic and social inequality in the United States and in the Global South. While much good work has been done on the inequality issue, the very bitter truth is that despite our best efforts, inequality is growing dramatically in nations around the […]

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Creating a compassionate economy | An interview with Clair Brown

Clair Brown is a professor of economics and director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley. Her recent book, Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science (Bloomsbury), draws upon simple Buddhist ideas to argue for an economic system based on environmental stewardship, shared prosperity, and care for the human spirit. Brown measures economic progress by the well-being of all people, not Gross […]

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Charles Joseph Albert | The rakan kembar

Deeyaitch looked with contempt about the train car. Peering over the top of his London Times, he took in the dense hodge-podge of grubby fellow Malaysians. Jammed into the tête-à-tête benches were entire families of wild, ill-behaved children, parents who were still children themselves, odiferous crones clutching rotting bird carcasses or bundles of rags… an old man sat in the front of the car, wispy gray hair sprouting from a […]

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