An overview of the way in which with increasing autonomisation of finance capital, models come to shape the real economy and influence its restructuring.
Arbitrage is defined as any technique to profit from differences in price between identical assets in different markets. At its simplest, if an asset is priced at £1000 in one country and at £1200 in another, I can buy in the cheaper market and sell in the more expensive and profit from the difference.
A delivery driver's account of, well, punching his boss in the face after being threatened with a pay cut. Which strangely enough got his boss to reverse the cut!
“You just punch the clock / Too scared to punch your boss!” - Dead Kennedys
- Headlines for January 07, 2013
- Obama's Cheney? "Assassination Czar" John Brennan Brings Legacy of Drone War and Torture to CIA Nod
- Chuck Hagel Faces Tough Confirmation from Senate Hawks for Rejecting Party Line on Israel, Iran
- Hacker Group Anonymous Leaks Chilling Video in Case of Alleged Steubenville Rape, Cover-Up
With or without Chavez, it's institutionalized. It greatly improved the lives of most Venezuelans. It's become part of the national culture. It won't wane and die.
By Noam Chomsky - Friday, 04 January 2013
The "Iranian threat" is overwhelmingly a Western obsession, shared by Arab dictators, though not Arab populations...As numerous polls have shown, although citizens of Arab countries generally dislike Iran, they do not regard it as a very serious threat. Rather, they perceive the threat to be Israel and the United States; and many, sometimes considerable majorities, regard Iranian nuclear weapons as a counter to these threats.
By MICHAEL LEONARDI - Counterpunch Weekend Edition
In just a few short months a grassroots movement has grown in North America that is inspiring people across the planet. Idle No More has been the rallying cry of the indigenous people in Canada that have now been joined in solidarity by people all over the world...In Canada the cry of Enough! is sounding across the snowy landscape.
Chavez is vilified for doing things right.
It shouldn't surprise. He's a world class thug. He deplores democratic principles. He spurns peace. He menaces the region. He prioritizes racist persecution. He stresses neoliberal harshness.
Mahmoud Abbas is a longtime Israeli collaborator. It took him 24 years to acknowledge it.
By Julien Lalonde
It may have been EOG and Encana desisting due to Unist'ot'en resistance and grassroots divestment pressure. On Christmas Eve, Kitimat LNG/Pacific Trails Pipeline announced that EOG and Encana had sold their shares in the project to Chevron, allowing the California-based oil giant to move into a 50 per cent ownership position along with Apache.