Archive for the ‘Audios/Videos’ Category
Posted by hkarner - 5. April 2017
Posted by hkarner - 25. März 2017
Posted on March 24, 2017 by iMFdirect
Women the world over often find themselves on the bottom rung of the employment ladder looking up. In low-income countries, the obstacles can be enormous.
In this podcast, Hilma Mote of the African Region’s International Trade Union Confederation talks about the challenges African women and youth face given the continent’s rapidly growing labor force.
Africa has a very young population compared to other regions in the world. The continent has the largest number of people between the ages of 15 and 29, and the challenge for African governments is to provide opportunities to young people, particularly young women.
“If we don’t do anything to structurally transform African economies, to make sure jobs remain on the continent, it means that we are bringing up young people for labor on other continents.” Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »
Posted by hkarner - 26. Januar 2017
Europe matters. As John Mauldin said recently, in the not-too-distant future Europe, will likely be hit by a “very severe recession, which could push the US into recession if it happens too quickly.”
That’s why I sat down with Geopolitical Futures founder George Friedman to discuss his outlook for Europe in his just-released report, The World in 2017—his wall-to-wall forecast on global events we can expect this year.
Click below to see George’s take on a sickly European Union… the rot sneaking into two of its founding members… why Brussels bureaucrats are like bad teachers trying to control unruly students… and more.
Posted by hkarner - 19. Januar 2017
Es hat also Sinn gemacht, sich vom Volksbanken Sektor zu verabschieden! (hfk)
Die früheren Volksbanken in Lienz, Gmünd und aus dem Gailtal haben sich vor gut einem Jahr geweigert, in dem neuen Volksbanken-Verbund aufzugehen. Als Dolomitenbank schafften sie den Schritt in die Selbständigkeit als Regionalbank. So hätten die 85 Bank-Arbeitsplätze erhalten werden können.
500 Millionen Euro Bilanzsumme
Nach dem ersten Jahr zeigt sich die genossenschaftliche geführte Dolomitenbank zufrieden: mit einer Bilanzsumme von 500 Millionen Euro schreibe sie bereits schwarze Zahlen. Bei 375 Millionen Krediten kann sie auf 400 Millionen Euro Einlagen verweisen. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »
Posted by hkarner - 3. Januar 2017
Credit to Rob Creemers.
Posted by hkarner - 19. Dezember 2016
Der Dokumentarfilmer Gerald Igor Hauzenberger macht sich auf die Suche nach den Verantwortlichen im radikal gescheiterten System Hypo und lässt uns hinter die Fassade von illegalen Geschäften, suspekten Politik-Machenschaften und Schwarzgeldpraktiken blicken.
ORF TV-Thek noch zu sehen bis 25/12
- Besonders neu: Beiträge aus Kroatien, Interview mit Margetic
- neue Aussagen von Griss, Petzner, Grabner/Schnauder und nachgesprochene Aussagen aus dem Hypo-Untersuchungsausschuss
- entbehrliche Längen durch die besonders begabten Parteifraktionsführerr Lugar, Tamandl, Krainer
Trotzdem unbedingt sehenswert!
Posted by hkarner - 13. Dezember 2016
Source: The Wall Street Journal By CHRISTOPHER MIMS
Evidence shows increased productivity leads to more wealth, cheaper goods, greater spending power and ultimately, more jobs
Since the 1970s, when automated teller machines arrived, the number of bank tellers in America has more than doubled. James Bessen, an economist who teaches at Boston University School of Law, points to that seeming paradox amid new concerns that automation is “stealing” human jobs. To the contrary, he says, jobs and automation often grow hand in hand.
Sometimes, of course, machines really do replace humans, as in agriculture and manufacturing, says Massachusetts Institute of Technology labor economist David Autor in a succinct and illuminating TED talk, which could have served as the headline for this column. Across an entire economy, however, Dr. Autor says that’s never happened.
The threat that machines pose to workers is in the news again, after an election that turned on the frustration of working-class voters. Last week, Amazon.com Inc. introduced Amazon Go, a store without cashiers.
Three days later, President-elect Donald Trump nominated Andy Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. chains, to be secretary of labor. Mr. Puzder has said that self-serve ordering kiosks, like those recently unveiled by McDonald’s Corp., will help his company eliminate workers. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »
Posted by hkarner - 4. Dezember 2016
Featuring: Michael Hudson, Steve Keen
Published date: 22nd of November 2016
Synopsis: With two renegade economists in one room in London for 90 minutes you can expect some pretty controversial opinions about the current economic establishment. This film has all the makings of a Real Vision classic, as Steve Keen interviews professor and author, Michael Hudson, sharing their radical views and an extraordinary depth of knowledge.
Discussing the complacency and complicity of traditional economic models, as taught in universities and adopted by central banks, Michael and Steve take us on a journey from a solar system to a galaxy of thought, taking in the history of economics to solutions for the ongoing global depression.
Michael Hudson: Killing the Host will be published in German at the end of the month of November. Basically, it’s a more popular version of The Bubble and Beyond. It shows that when the financial sector takes over, it’s very much like a parasite in nature. People think of parasites simply as taking the life blood of the host and draining the energy. But in order to do that, the parasite has to have an enzyme to take over the host’s brain. They take over the brain and convince the host that the free luncher is actually part of the host’s own body, and even its baby to be protected. That’s what the financial sector has done. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »
Posted by hkarner - 26. November 2016
Michael Hudson: Donald Trump Wants to Make the 1% Even Richer,” The Real News Network, November 18, 2016.
Economist Michael Hudson explains how economic terms like capital gains are deployed to mislead the public about who is benefiting from economic policy and where wealth is going.
SHARMINI PERIES, TRNN: Welcome back to the Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore.
Today I’m being joined in our Baltimore studio by economist Michael Hudson. Michael has a new book out January 20 – J is for Junk Economics: A Survivor’s Guide to Economic Vocabulary in an Age of Deception. Michael is a distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Thanks so much for joining us Michael.
MICHAEL HUDSON: Good to be here in your Baltimore studio.
PERIES: Thank you. So Michael, in the first segment we spoke more generally in terms of how people are misled through our policy makers in Washington in particular. But give us some specific examples of some of the terms used to mislead us. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »
Posted by hkarner - 18. Oktober 2016
14/10/2016, Club of Rome
Reducing inequality, unemployment and climate change in times of slower economic growth
The latest Report to the Club of Rome focuses on three endemic social challenges – inequality, unemployment, and climate change – and offers 13 radical policy solutions for industrialized countries to address these problems without the need for faster economic growth.
Watch the video of the launch of the new Report of 13 September 2016 in Berlin, including the keynote speech by German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller:
CONTENT OF THE BOOK
In a comprehensive empirical analysis the Report shows that for more than 30 years there has been healthy economic growth in most of the rich world and yet the well-being of the majority of people has not improved. The gap between rich and poor has widened, millions remain without work and real wages in many countries have stagnated or fallen. Even so, conventional economists still believe that the answer to these problems is faster economic growth. They tell us that faster growth will create more jobs and boost living standards. This is fundamentally wrong, says the Club of Rome’s new book »Reinventing Prosperity. Managing Economic Growth to Reduce Unemployment, Inequality, and Climate Change«. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »