(EN) This cool animated flowchart was produced to launch the fifth season of Weeds, a television series about a widowed housewife becoming a marijuana dealer in a California suburb. ————- (IT) Questa elegante animazione grafica è stata prodotta per lanciare la quinta stagione di Weeds, una serie televisiva con protagonista una vedova che diventa una spacciatrice di marijuana nella suburbia Californiana.
(EN) In United States, unlike Europe, the critical approach to the fundamentals of neoliberism is going mainstream and many authors go back to the beginning of capitalism to help us put everything in perspective. These are the “heresies” contained in Life Inc., bestseller by Douglas Rushkoff: Money is not a part of nature, to be studied by a science like economics, but an invention with a specific purpose. Centralized currency is just one kind of money – one not intended to promote transactions but to promote the accumulation of capital by the wealthy. Banking is our society’s biggest industry, and debt is our biggest product. Corporations were never intended to promote commerce, but to prevent it. The development of chartered corporations and centralized currency caused the plague; the economic devastation ended Europe’s most prosperous centuries, and led to the deaths of half of its population. The more money we make, the more debt we have actually created. But don’t despair,