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's a disguised pay day that will force people to equip themselves, again, with consumer goods that they do not have [...]

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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, GreenIT.fr, 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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Ma-Bonne-Action.com, solidarity marketing, humanitarian and charitable

Econologie.com presents Ma-Bonne-Action.com, an initiative of solidarity marketing, humanitarian and charity of Laurent Berthelot. An Ulule campaign has just been launched. Explanations. Take control of your data and take a good action. Choose: when, what and how to receive good deals about you. For each advertisement consulted, you finance associations free of charge. " Do you want […]

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 has broadcast an advertising campaign "incisive" on the Internet about the price of abusive drug treatment. The campaign has, in fact, been refused broadcast by "traditional" displays by the Authority of professional regulation of advertising (ARPP). JCDecaux, MediaTransport and the Insert have therefore refused the displays of this [...]

To drop the mask

Are the physical limits to growth relevant?

Since KE Boulding's famous sentence and the publication of the Club of Rome report, this physical limit has become a commonplace: more reason to be wary of it and to question the validity of the assertion, since with global warming, these are the two pillars of a soft "ecological" critique of the functioning of our societies. If I call this type of criticism "soft", it's because it's blind to other phenomena and, if it is, it's because, basically, it completely agrees with our way of doing things. and deplores the fact that material obstacles are hindering its triumphant march.