These 25 Companies Are More Powerful Than Many Countries

( - Parag Khanna) Going stateless to maximize profits, multinational companies are vying with governments for global power. Who is winning?....At first glance, the story of Accenture reads like the archetype of the American dream. One of the world’s biggest consulting companies, which commands tens of billions of dollars in annual revenues, was born in the 1950s as a small division of accounting firm Arthur Andersen. Its first major project was advising General Electric to install a computer at a Kentucky facility in order to automate payment processing. Several decades of growth followed, and by 1989, the division was successful enough to become its own organization: Andersen Consulting. ... read more at

If Capitalism is Dead, then what?

Integral European Conference #IEC2016 - Said E. Dawlabani --- Now we’re going to focus fully on the state of the capitalist system. Today, capitalism is experiencing one of the most profound challenges in its history. Some leading thinkers believe that it might not even survive the current technological disruption. We’re going to take a look at some of the trends that are shaping that thinking and what the future looks like from a value systems perspective. .. read more at

Having It All - A History of Global Consumption

(Foreign Affairs)The historian Frank Trentmann has written the first total history of consumption. Empire of Things is an original, ambitious account that begins in the fifteenth century, spans the globe, and examines a wide range of regimes, from liberal democracies to fascist dictatorships. The book could hardly be more relevant: since the Great Recession began in 2007, the world has been mired in a global economic crisis with the consumer at its core. .. read more at

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"Es führt kein Weg am Grundeinkommen vorbei"

(Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute) Prominente Referenten aus aller Welt wie Robert Reich, Erik Brynjolfsson und Yanis Varoufakis diskutierten am Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute über die Zukunft der Arbeit und das bedingungslose Grundeinkommen. Hier finden Sie die wichtigsten Debatten in Video und Textform. ... weiterlesen bei

How Forests Heal People

Bill Mollison: "People must see these forests and wilderness as the greatest educational system that we have on the planet. If we could lose all the universities then we would lose nothing, but if we lose the forests we lose everything."

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