Occupy Economics Workshop Tuesday Dec. 10th, 6:30 – 8:30 Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St. Toronto Event is free Topic: Introduction to Post-Neoclassical Economics Part 2. Social evolution of economic typologies In terms of historical evolution of economic typologies, Neoclassical economics generally only discern between industrial and pre-industrial economies, and assume that with the advent of industrial societies, all economic economic activities conforms to its model of market exchanges driven by rational agents solely out to maximize self-interest. However, in modern societies it is not difficult to find economic activities that have different aspirations than self-maximization. As we saw in the workshop about the Kula Ring, exchange activities in the societies taken part in the Kula Ring* were commonly undertaken linked to strong social purposes. In modern economics exchanges with social purposes that reject the economism assumed by neoclassical economics can also be found, albeit often in peripheral positions to the general commercialized markets. * You can revisit the Kula Ring presentation at occupyeconomics.ca/arc.html where it is found under June 4th Reading: “The Social Embedment of Exchange”, chapter 4 in “The end of Rational Economics”. Downloadable at www.occupyeconomics.ca/endrty
On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, the Committee On Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER) Appeal on the Motion to Strike will be heard at the Federal Court, 180 Queen Street West, 4th Floor. The Hearing will start at 9:30 am and continue throughout the day.
by the NSA according to the Snowden Docs. As the CSEC;Communications Security Establishment Canada was complicit in help to the Anglosphere gather intel on other World leaders for their Capitalists interests… http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/new-snowden-docs-show-u-s-spied-during-g20-in-toronto-1.2442448
Welcome to the Albany Internment Camp. Two trailers with fences “protecting” outside bathroom and shower facilities were recently set up on the approach to the Bulb by the City of Albany. They “house” up to thirty of the seventy or so residents of the Albany Bulb the good burghers of Albany have decided to evict. Share the Bulb released this statement Nov. 29th, condemning eviction plans and the mentality of those who would confine people to conditions in some senses worse than those for in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay. … Continued
under former math teacher; Frank DiGiorgio comes in at $ 9.6 Billion with a 2.5% property tax increase. Ford had promised 1.75% and a 10% reduction in the Land Transfer Tax. That was possible until Ford started boasting and his brother Doug started trash talking that the Province cut $ 50 million in grants! Also with the 0.5% portion for Ford’s Scarborough Subway PLAN pushes the City closer to the 15% debt ceiling. Ford appointed the Budget Committee which includes his brother as Vice Chair. Life in Toronto was better under Miller because his 3% property tax increase paid for staff & services while measuring for inflation and population growth. http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=195500