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Public Presentation and Discussion, 8 pm CET, Saturday March 5, 2011: The financial crisis of 2008 and the resulting fiscal crisis now unfolding throughout the developed world should have finally made it clear to all that neoliberalism as a political ideology is finished. But neoliberal recipes prevail in the official sphere of politics while several other crises loom, from an ecological crisis to an energy and food crisis to a crisis of education and the political systems. Meanwhile, no clear unifying political agenda is visible on the horizon. Is it not possible to begin searching for a concerted response by all those groups who want a different way of life?
This publication brings together two reference works by Angus Maddison: The World Economy:
A Millennial Perspective, published in 2001 and The World Economy: Historical Statistics, which was released in 2003. The first volume provides a comprehensive view of the growth and levels of world population since the year 1000, when rich countries of today were poorer than Asia and Africa. In the second volume, Angus Maddison offers a rare insight into the history and political influence of national accounts and national accounting.
Welcome Clemens. Clemens has just joined the Peer Preview Group. He has been with us for a while and has also shared some articles with us, such as this one:
http://www.thenextlayer.org/node/165 and also this one http://www.thenextlayer.org/node/520
Now Clemens is about to write chapter 1 of his thesis and once done will share it with us he said. So maybe others would also like to say hello to him and maybe Clemens might want to add to this introduction. As an Austrian living in Berlin, how do you get on with the Prussians?
This is a reading list featuring Marxist economists and theorists writing on the history and philosophy of science and technology. The list was compiled with the help of Richard Barbrook over two long evenings and consolidated by more research online.
As promised, Geert's chapter on media art from his book Zero Commments. I think some of points are valid, although on the whole the critique is too sweeping and presents a one sided picture of what media art is. Leaving all the critical threads out and then saying its all too conformistic if obviously a polemical move. My final opinion I have not been able to formulate as I feel I can currently not write an opinionated article. I would rather do more research and then write something well founded which does not need to be polemical to be convincing.