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SPIEGEL Interview with Naomi Klein: 'The Economic System We Have Created Global Warming'

SPIEGEL Interview with Naomi Klein: 'The Economic System We Have Created Global Warming'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 25, 2015

Can we still stop global warming? Only if we radically change our capitalist system, argues author Naomi Klein. In an interview with SPIEGEL, she explains why the time has come to abandon small steps for a radical new approach. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

The Zombie System: How Capitalism Has Gone Off the Rails

The Zombie System: How Capitalism Has Gone Off the Rails

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 23, 2014

Six years after the Lehman disaster, the industrialized world is suffering from Japan Syndrome. Growth is minimal, another crash may be brewing and the gulf between rich and poor continues to widen. Can the global economy reinvent itself? By Michael Sauga more... Comment ]

EU Banking Stress Tests: 'Far-Reaching Reforms Are Needed'

EU Banking Stress Tests: 'Far-Reaching Reforms Are Needed'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 23, 2014

On Sunday, Europe will release the results of its banking stress tests. In an interview, former PIMCO head Mohamed El-Erian speaks with SPIEGEL about what to expect and how Europe's core countries are failing to adequately confront a flagging economy. Interview Conducted by Martin Hesse more... Comment ]

Climate Summit Trap: Capitalism's March toward Global Collapse

Climate Summit Trap: Capitalism's March toward Global Collapse

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 06, 2013

The Warsaw conference demonstrated that the "climate summit" model is broken and, more importantly, that capitalism itself is driving us to the brink. Protests are not the solution -- it's time to fight the system using its own weapons. An Essay by Harald Welzer more... Comment ]

Philosopher Renata Salecl: 'Capitalism Is Humanity's Neurosis'

Philosopher Renata Salecl: 'Capitalism Is Humanity's Neurosis'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 26, 2013

Freedom is a good thing, isn't it? Not always, argues Slovenian philosopher Renata Salecl. The liberty to choose from an unlimited number of career options or coffee brands ultimately becomes a burden. Our modern capitalist society is ruled by a "tyranny of choice." more... Comment ]

Anti-Capitalist Protest: 'Blockupy' Surrounds ECB in Frankfurt

Anti-Capitalist Protest: 'Blockupy' Surrounds ECB in Frankfurt

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 31, 2013

Thousands of "Blockupy" protesters gathered in Frankfurt on Friday, surrounding the European Central Bank to air their concerns about euro-crisis policies. Both the banks and police were reportedly well-prepared for the anti-capitalist demonstration. more... Comment ]

Luxury Pensioners: German Execs Scrutinized over Fat Retirement Plans

Luxury Pensioners: German Execs Scrutinized over Fat Retirement Plans

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 11, 2013

Despite public outcry, German executive pay continues to grow. While most people in the country are gradually becoming concerned about whether their retirement pensions will be adequate, many top executives can look forward to worry-free golden years. By Frank Dohmen and Dietmar Hawranek more... Comment ]

End of Frankfurt Protests: Occupy Will Survive the Camp Clearances

End of Frankfurt Protests: Occupy Will Survive the Camp Clearances

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 07, 2012

The Occupy camp in Frankfurt has finally been cleared after a court rejected an appeal by activists. The attempt to set up a utopia in Germany's financial capital may have failed, but the movement will continue to play an important role in the debate about a better society. A Commentary by Stefan Schultz more... Comment ]

International Survey: Crisis Batters Global Faith in Capitalism

International Survey: Crisis Batters Global Faith in Capitalism

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 12, 2012

The global economic crisis has hit millions where it hurts the most: in the pocketbook. But a study released Thursday by the US-based Pew Research Center also finds that the crisis has damaged their faith in political leaders and the free market economy in general. By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Washington more...

Outrage against Apathy: Occupy Movement Hopes for New Lease on Life

Outrage against Apathy: Occupy Movement Hopes for New Lease on Life

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 03, 2012

The Occupy movement got off to a great start last fall, but living in a tent camp seemed less attractive during the Northern European winter. Now that spring is back, activists are hoping for a protest renaissance. But the loose-knit group still needs to figure out what it actually stands for. By Wiebke Hollersen more... Comment ]