6 July 2022 | The hundredth issue of the real-world economics review, arguably the most influential non-orthodox economics journal, has just been published. For this issue, founder Edward Fullbrook has selected the most programmatic and important articles from 22 years since the journal’s launch.
23 June 2022 | With its Great Reset, the World Economic Forum, the lobby of the world’s largest corporations, supposedly wants to save the world from climate collapse. With a contribution on protecting the climate through Bitcoin, the powerful organisation proves- once again – that distrust is called for when it comes to corporate commitments to social goals. Greenwashing is the order of the day.
21 June 20222 | On Thursday, the EU Parliament will vote on the planned extension of the digital vaccination card in the EU by one year. On the portal Blautopf.net you can find a list with the addresses of all MEPs and hints on how to write to them to protest against the project. Using China as an example, I have recently described what an excellent instrument such digital health passports are for authoritarian population control.
21/06/2022 The Youtube video “Monkeypox, Pandemic Games and the Tightening of the International Health Regulations” now with closed caption in English.
17. June 2022 | China’s government is showing what can be done with digital health passes in conjunction with tests and vaccinations as conditions for access to buildings and means of transport. Those who show intention to take part in public protests, have the color of their health app set to red. Some liberal democracies, including Germany, have already gone some way down a similiar path. And the digital health passport is set to become a permanent fixture in the EU.
16 June 2022 | Those who are pushing for the abolition of cash and the surveillance and classification of people with artificial intelligence like to pose as helpers of those previously excluded from the formal financial sector. They talk of financial inclusion. A recent economic study shows that the few disadvantaged people who are helped by the advertised methods are vastly outnumbered by those, whose situation continues deteriorates.
9 June 2022 | In Italy, half the population already has the new biometric digital IDs, which allow people to conduct their affairs with the notoriously inefficient administration online. But the new digital identities are supposed to be used for a lot more. Italians may soon be some of the supervised apeople in Europe. Continue reading “Italians go for the biometric digital ID”