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The G-20 in an Unjust World: Only Radical Thinking and Action Can Tame Globalization

The G-20 in an Unjust World: Only Radical Thinking and Action Can Tame Globalization

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 05, 2017

In Hamburg this week, thousands are preparing to launch protests against the exploitation of labor, the degredation of the environment and the extremes of capitalism. To solve the world's problems, a radically new approach is necessary. By Alexander Jung more... Video | Comment ]

Megalomania & Small-Mindedness: How America Lost Its Identity

Megalomania & Small-Mindedness: How America Lost Its Identity

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 26, 2017

Reporter Holger Stark spent the past four years as DER SPIEGEL's Washington correspondent during a time in which the country changed radically enough to elect Donald Trump as its president. What led this once mighty nation into decline? By Holger Stark more... Comment ]


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 ]