Broken prices and low cost. Economic blessing or danger?

Low Cost: helped by considerable technological progress for two centuries, economic strategies have been guided by insatiable "capitalist" challenges ever more demanding in profits and always justified by the intervention of the invisible hand (1) "supposed to optimize for the greatest number the result of choice answering to [...]

Black Friday: ode to consumption! A black Friday ... pollution?

For a week we have been basking or being spammed with the week "black friday" ... day of "supposedly" exceptional business ... Even the television news talk about it, which reflects a level of information me.r.diatiques (1) very high! Certainly not! It is a day of disguised pay that will force people to equip themselves, again, with consumer goods that they do not have [...]


Opé2017, participatory platform against planned obsolescence

Please find hereafter the press release of the UFC concerning the launch of the participatory platform Opé2017 against the scheduled obsolescence! The C2017C Community, DemocracyOS,, Stop Obsolescence Programmed (HOP), the Friends of the World, have decided to include the issue of obsolescence organized in the programs of the presidential and legislative candidates of 2, ...]

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Economy: some prosperity to progressive austerity

Economics and Society: from a certain prosperity to a progressive austerity or from the welfare state to the gendarme state. Political debate is largely confined to the sole domain of managing the conflicting interests of the various social categories, through political formations supposed to ensure compromises sufficient to maintain the social structure. Most of [...]

Forbidden Country Doctors of the World against price gouging of some drugs

Yesterday the association Médecins du Monde disseminated an "incisive" advertising campaign on the Internet about the abusive price of certain medicinal treatments. Indeed, the campaign was refused to broadcast by "traditional" displays by the Autorité de régulation professionnel de la publicité (ARPP). JCDecaux, MediaTransports and the Insert have therefore refused the posting of this [...]

To drop the mask

Are the physical limits to growth relevant?

Since KE Boulding's famous phrase and the publication of the Club of Rome's report, this physical limit has become a commonplace: the more reason to be suspicious of it and to question the validity of the assertion, With global warming, are the two pillars of a soft "ecological" criticism of the functioning of our societies. If I call this kind of criticism "soft", it is because it is blind to other phenomena, and if it is, it is because, in the end, it completely agrees with our mode of Functioning and only deplores that material obstacles do not hinder its triumphal march.