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The Excesses Of The Last Days Of The Empire

The crisis marks the end of pre-eminence in the financial sphere and the lasting decline of the City and Wall Street

This chapter of GEAB N°43 is adpated from an article prepared at the request of Annales des Mines, the oldest French scientific publication (established in 1794), for its next edition.

It is a geopolitical, as much as an economic, financial and monetary approach which led LEAP, in February 2006, to announce the imminent arrival of what we have called ‘the global systemic crisis’. This same approach now tends to confirm that, in the ‘world after the crisis’, the real economy will, once again, take on a central role, whilst these last few decades have been marked by a virtual economy in the financial sector being at the centre of affairs.

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Anna Jermolaewa: Good times, bad times

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Rustie on FACT’s mix series

FACT’s mix series rolls into September with a session from Glasgow’s Rustie.

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Ladies and gentlemen, this is Scuba

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Paul Rose (aka Scuba, SCB) has been pushing some of the freshest sounds on his label Hotflush – his brilliant mix under his SCB moniker, is guiding between deep warehouse techno, house, funky and broken beats.

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Mary Anne Hobbs – Experimental: Best Of 2008

Its the Best of 2008 and Mary Anne plays back some of the highlights from this year, including an awesome set from Flying Lotus recorded at Sonar Festival in Barcelona, a mix from the gigantic Generation Bass special recorded at Maida Vale in the summer and finally, Joker set from the massive, Bristol: Rise Up. Plus, best mixes from Hudson Mohawke, Pangaea, Silkie and Quest, Autechre, Martyn, LD and LV.

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Broadcast: BBC Radio 1, SAT. Tracklist

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15 Haunting Ruins Of War: Abandoned Places of Military Turmoil Past and Presents

Propaganda from the Soviet Era

Sometimes it is easy to find the beauty in abandoned buildings and cities, but in many cases the forces driving men from locations are relatively benign; economics, or the environment, or at worst a totalitarian government attempting to control a population. Man is capable of so much worse, however, and our wars have left abandoned buildings all over the world as haunting memorials to our capacity for violence. Sometimes, what becomes of them after the war is over is even more shameful than the event that brought their destruction about …

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Willi Dorner and Lisa Rastl’s ‘Bodies in Urban Spaces’

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Art director willi dorner and photographer lisa rastl have collaborated on two projectcombining humans in odd formations and unusual locations. ‘hängende gärten’ and ‘bodies in urban spaces’ both set out to explore the “relationship between body, space and architecture”.

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