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TIME BANKS: BUILDING COMMUNITY BY VALUING MORE HUMAN CONTRIBUTIONS – First Things First Series – 8


Posted on February 3, 2014by nowmanrightnow First Come First Series By Dan Nowman Niswander © 2014 by Daniel Niswander “Time banking is…rooted and based outside the commercial economy where money changes hands and it’s really in the economy of family and neighborhood, community, kinfolk, civil society.” “Helping professionals are trained to say how can I help you, […]

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THE ECONOMICS OF CO-OPS and COOPERATION- First Things First Series- 7


Posted on January 26, 2014by nowmanrightnow © 2014 by Dan Nowman Niswander First Things First Series  “Workers’ self-directed enterprises (WSDEs) are a response to capitalism’s failure to deliver economic prosperity and socialism’s failure to deliver economic democracy.” “DEMOCRATIZE THE ENTERPRISE!” Economist, Author, Media Host, and Professor Richard Wolff The first exposure for many of us to the subject […]

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Sustainability- First Things First Series- 6


© 2013 by Dan Nowman Niswander “We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this […]

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ARTIST’S RIGHTS AND I: T Bone Burnett and Others Discuss Internet Freedom


As part of the Hammer Museum’s public forums, a famous music artist and producer, an author and professor, and a legendary radio broadcaster came together to discuss issues pertaining to the complexity of the Internet’s impact on the business and the morality of the entertainment industry, and more. In front of a live audience in […]

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Noam Chomsky: What Next For Occupy?


NOAM CHOMSKY: WHAT NEXT FOR OCCUPY?   Noam Chomsky is credited as a linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian,  activist and the ‘father of modern linguistics’ (Wikipedia) having also taught linguistics at MIT for 50 years! A long time favorite on lecture circuits and in progressive media as well as a best-selling author, his most recent […]

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Bill Moyers on Occupy Wall Street


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Legendary journalist and reporter Bill Moyers returns to PBS with a new program in 2012 called Bill Moyers and Company which so far has been focusing primarily on the economic injustice originating from Wall Street, banks, some corporations and their relationships with politics and government. In this segment, he also features economist William Black and comments on the income disparity created by the big players of a deregulated economic system.

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Summer Is Coming…Occupy the Games! – Part 1


Why Games?  Last fall while I was spending a lot of my spare time with Occupy Los Angeles at City Hall in downtown L.A., I did take an evening off to join some friends for a night out in Hollywood. The event was a combination of a live music show and a lecture with 1980’s […]

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