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#Capitalism

From TheJournal.ie This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything Carlow Arts Festival

This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything

People will be invited to put money into the pig – and the money can be spent however the community agrees to spend it.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you start your Christmas shopping on Cyber Monday? Capitalism This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you start your Christmas shopping on Cyber Monday?

Are you going to take advantage of the sales to get a jumpstart on your Christmas shopping?

11 ridiculous things you can actually buy that prove capitalism has gone too far

Why do babies need all of these things?

From TheJournal.ie Here's what it's really like to work in an Irish factory Opinion

Here's what it's really like to work in an Irish factory

We sit in rows of five assembling, labelling and scanning. Most of us were not here a year ago and most of us will not be here a year from now.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis will make powerful enemies tomorrow by releasing a radical new document Column

Pope Francis will make powerful enemies tomorrow by releasing a radical new document

The pontiff is to issue a scathing papal encyclical directly linking rampant capitalism with irreversible environmental catastrophe and rising global inequality.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Capitalism didn’t create poverty, it inherited it (and now it’s fixing it) Money Money Money

Aaron McKenna: Capitalism didn’t create poverty, it inherited it (and now it’s fixing it)

Oxfam won a PR coup this week with the simple line that the richest 85 people in the world have more wealth than the poorest 3.5 billion. But there’s one problem with that message – inequality isn’t actually keeping people in poverty.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The pain of debt is not quick – it is a ceiling that lowers inch by crucifying inch Opinion

Column: The pain of debt is not quick – it is a ceiling that lowers inch by crucifying inch

What is debt, and why do we all buy into this debt culture? Jillian Godsil discusses her own financial problems and the unsustainable status quo of modern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie George Orwell warned us about more than just Big Brother Futurist

George Orwell warned us about more than just Big Brother

Countryside overrun by housing developments, commercialism and greed – the 1984 author is one to re-read.

From TheJournal.ie 57 people arrested in London as police clash with G8 protesters G8

57 people arrested in London as police clash with G8 protesters

A large group of protesters occupied a former police station in Soho and had to be removed by police.

From TheJournal.ie US CEO mocks ‘three hours a day’ French workers Faux Pas

US CEO mocks ‘three hours a day’ French workers

“They get one hour for breaks and lunch, talk for three and work for three,” the head of a US company wrote in a letter.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Our ‘green’ ideals fizzle out in the face of everyday life Opinion

Column: Our ‘green’ ideals fizzle out in the face of everyday life

We may think we care about the environment – but our commitment stops as soon as we’re asked to pay, writes Dermot McNally.

From TheJournal.ie China court orders Apple to pay compensation for copyright violation China

China court orders Apple to pay compensation for copyright violation

Apple has been ordered to pay €125,000 to eight writers for selling unlicensed books online.

From TheJournal.ie Dozens arrested as Occupy Wall Street protests fall flat Occupy

Dozens arrested as Occupy Wall Street protests fall flat

Demonstrators marked the one-year anniversary of the protests which spread worldwide last year but the movement appears to have lost steam.

From TheJournal.ie Bank wins court order to evict Occupy Hong Kong activists Occupy

Bank wins court order to evict Occupy Hong Kong activists

A court says a dozen or so protestors who have been in a public area under HSBC’s headquarters must be moved on.

From TheJournal.ie Column: It’s the end of our economy – and now we need an alternative Opinion

Column: It’s the end of our economy – and now we need an alternative

The economic crisis has caused severe hardship for many – but it has also exposed our financial system for the sham it is, writes Rob Heyland.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian president: 'The capitalist system is in decay' Capitalism

Iranian president: 'The capitalist system is in decay'

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is on a friendly trip around Latin America visiting leftist leaders who share his animosity towards the US.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are the 'Occupy' protests a good thing? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are the 'Occupy' protests a good thing?

The anti-capitalist protests in cities around the world are still going strong – but what do you think of them? Tell us here…

From TheJournal.ie Occupy Wall Street protests continue - and draw overseas attention Occupy Wall Street This post contains images

Occupy Wall Street protests continue - and draw overseas attention

The protests against corporate greed have drawn comment from the leader of Iran, who said they show how “US capitalism is on the verge of collapse”.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Social welfare should not spark social warfare Opinion

Column: Social welfare should not spark social warfare

TheJournal.ie’s new columnist Lisa McInerney argues that we need to continue giving a leg-up to those worst hit by the recession – even if it means carrying a few benefits scoundrels along the way.

From TheJournal.ie Occupy Wall Street protests spread across US Occupy Wall Street This post contains images

Occupy Wall Street protests spread across US

As the protests enter their 18th day in New York, demonstrations against corporate greed also spread to LA, Portland, Maine, Boston, St Louis and Kansas City.

From The42 Mark McGovern's debt mounting daily in San Francisco Gaelic Football

Mark McGovern's debt mounting daily in San Francisco

Fermanagh’s Mark McGovern, the Gaelic footballer who suffered a serious brain injury while playing in San Francisco, has amassed over $1.1m in debt over the course of his five weeks in intensive care.

From The42 F1 to return to Bahrain in November 2012 Capitalism

F1 to return to Bahrain in November 2012

Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has announced that Formula One will return to Bahrain in November of next year. The decision has not been without its critics.

From TheJournal.ie A crash course in everything Economics – Part 2 Easy Economics

A crash course in everything Economics – Part 2

Stephen Kinsella’s new book, QuickWin ECONOMICS, answers 100 questions you might have on the subject. In this excerpt: What happens to demand for gin when the price of tonic changes?

From TheJournal.ie North Korea sends 12 officials to USA to learn about capitalism North Korea

North Korea sends 12 officials to USA to learn about capitalism

Is North Korea trying to ease the way for a transition of power from Kim Jong-il to his son Jung-un?

Chavez says capitalism may have destroyed life on Mars

Venezuela’s socialist president also warned that the West was trying to plunder Libya’s natural resources.