We the Scattered in the insult SocietyHans-Peter Martin, Sept 24, 2018
Hans-Peter Martin is the author of “Game Over. Prosperity for a Few, Democracy for No One, and Nationalism for Everyone” (2018). Now it is Game over for the West, for our civilization model. Capitalism functions even without democracy and without observing liberal human rights.
How our Republic Could Die in the Age of Trump – in a Stunning Parallel to the Fall of Rome
by Thom Hartman, May 21, 2019 – Thanks, Thom!
“Economics as a Religion” by Arnold Wentzel, Johannesburg
Happy reading and happy research! Thanks, academia.edu for 3 million papers!
AMERICA’S CALIGULA CULTUREby
by Walter Otto Otsch and Styephan Puhringer, 5/2/2019
What is a Crisis? Retrospect on the 2008 Economic and Financial Crisisby Walter Otto Otsch and Stephan Puhringer, May 2, 2019
The economic guild interprets crisis through an ideological lens. The financial crisis was redefined as a state debt crisis. Illuminating the systemic causes of
Trump Refuses to Confer with Democrats
The David Packman Show, May 23, 2019
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the Wealth Tax
by Roman Berger and Thomas Piketty, March 2019
Warren’s proposal earmarks a 2% tax on wealth between $50 million and a billion and a 3% tax on wealth over a billion. Between 1930 and 1980, top incomes were taxed at 81% and top inherited wealth at 74%. Obviously, this did not destroy American capitalism. Rather, it was more egalitarian and more productive.
Young Americans sympathize with socialism and emphasize the radical reforms under Franklin D. Roosevelt (New Deal) that rescued America from the worst economic crisis of the 1930s. The multipolar world requires new policies and new attitudes. The digital world similarly represents a gigantic change from the horse-and-buggy days!
Ralph Nader: Donald Trump is the most impeachable President in American History
A comedian won the Presidency in Ukraine besting Poroshenko. Why not also in the US?
How to fix capitalism.
Please Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hope
by Andreya Schneider-Dorr and Horst Eberlein
The old quotation from Gramsci describes our plight: “The old dies and
The Good News is that the time of no alternatives is over. The Bad News is that the wrong alternatives are discussed. How can we be heroes of the new story-line? A social security net does not suddenly become worthless. We become heroes of the story-line through enlightenment and data protection.
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We The People Cannot Fail December 1, 2017Review by Celia
Marc Batko is
Here, Batko not only shows that it is
What is rational in
Neoliberal myths and fairy-tales like efficient financial markets, “finance
The state can become indebted for future and present generations since it isn’t a business or a Swabian housewife. As crisis is represented by the same Chinese letter as opportunity, investments leading to a more human future can be positive. Don’t be caught by the Trumpian inversion of consciousness where sharing and cooperation are decried as weaknesses!
Radical change and alternative economics are imperative when cynicism replaces trust and scapegoating and fear-mongering on the federal level replace domestic and foreign policy!
The mainstream parties have imploded because they serve the trickle-down profiteers and the corporate media subverts the will of the majority. A Sanders/Warren or Sanders/Colbert ticket would turn away from profit-extremism. The state should serve the public interest and not be an errand boy of the banks (Bill Moyers) coddling private or special interests.
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Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide When Unpleasant Journalists Can Be Simply Redefined as a “Hostile Secret Service
CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a “hostile secret service” and Julian Assange is not a journalist. Wikileaks embodies what a free press should do as the fourth branch – control power. Democracy cannot function without watchdogs. Watchdogs and whistle-blowers must be under special protection.
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The anthology “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” includes 3 translator’s introductions, 3 poems from the translator, 12 articles by Tomas Konicz, and articles by Ulrike Herrmann, Helmut Martens, Franz Garnreiter, Sven Giegold, Karl Georg Zinn, Mohssen Massarat, Joachim Bischoff, Andreas Kolbe. Attac and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. New priorities, assumptions, and policies are vital.
Swiss, Austrian, Polish, and German critical economists could help us find
“There is a beautiful fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen where
Don’t blame immigrants for escaping desperate situations. Make the connection between: Immigrants from Honduras & the US-sponsored Coup in 2009 The US roots of MS-13 & immigrants from El Salvador Immigrants from Mexico & NAFTA’s disastrous impact on the Mexican economy
The Financial Market Casino Controls Politics
by Ernst Wolff, 10/1/2017
Corporations are subsidized with trillions. In their “competition,” small and medium-size businesses are the fools. The lobby-politicians only give the trillions to big corporations.
Corporations depend on subsidies. In the last decades, a complex subsidy jungle exists in nearly all states through which private corporations are continuously promoted with tax funds. This subsidy net has become a kind of heart-lung machine, “socialism for the rich” or “new feudalism.”
PLUTOCRACY OR PUBLIC SPIRIT
Thomas Piketty, the economist and author of the 700-page “Capital in the 21st century, describes neoliberalism as an “inequality machine” and urges a Wealth Tax to avert plutocracy. Life in the 21st century resembles life in the “Roaring 90s” when the top 1% had more than 90%.
Neoliberal myths include: (1) The market is self-healing and creates living-wage jobs, (2) CEOs are job creators and workers are cost-factors, (3) Finance drives the real economy, (4) the state is the problem, not the solution, (5) financial markets tend to equilibrium, (6) high profits lead to greater investment and more jobs. and (7) sharing and redistribution discourage achievement. In reality, all personal and social achievement is based on state investment in schools, hospitals, libraries, roads, water safety, food quality, and airwaves.
Market distortions include: (1) Tax havens, (2) Micro-second betting, (3) Stock buybacks and (4) Insider trading. Corporations and the super-rich shift their profits to miniature states like Lichtenstein and the Cayman Islands and states and communities suffer revenue shortfalls. When does progressive economic theory replace myths and fairy-tales?