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# Capitalism

All time
Saoirse McHugh: We need to talk about capitalism
There will be no climate justice until we move to a different economic system, writes Saoirse McHugh.
# 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.
# Capitalism
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?
# Capitalism
11 ridiculous things you can actually buy that prove capitalism has gone too far
Why do babies need all of these things?
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.
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.
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.
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
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.
# 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.
# Occupy Wall Street
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”.
Column: Social welfare should not spark social warfare’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.
# Occupy Wall Street
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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?
# 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?
# Hugo
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.