Monthly Archives: April 2014

Surveying Utopia by Elmar Altvater and Raul Zelik, 2012 Raul Zelik and Elmar Altvater discuss the nature of utopia, economics, how growth and work became fetishes, how what is rational in micro-economics can become irrational in macro-economics, time prosperity, how the financial crisis shows the self-destructiveness of capitalism … Continue reading

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“Believing without Seeing” by Margot Kassmann, December 2003 “Faith is a gift. But faith is also sought and gained by struggling with doubt. For the disciples or the people who want to follow Jesus today, faith is based on the venture of entrusting oneself.” Margot Kasemann is … Continue reading

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Theme Time radio – April 14, 14 Episode 100: Goodbye Posted on April 7, 2014 213 by ThemeTime 230 Posted in Season 3, Theme Time Radio Hour . Standard Podcast Play in Popup “It’s one thing to make … Continue reading

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The Neoliberal Model: Profits without Investments by Nikolaus Kowall, March 25,14 According to the neoliberal myth, higher profits would lead to more investments and more jobs. In truth, higher profits lead to corporations buying back their stock and speculation on foreign currencies. The 2000s and 2010s were marked by low … Continue reading

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Ideas for the Struggle, 16pp

Marta Harnecker is originally from Chile, where she participated in the revolutionary process of 1970-1973. She has written extensively on the Cuban Revolution and on the nature of socialist democracy. She now lives in Caracas and is a participant in … Continue reading

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The neoliberal model means profits without investments. This is true for Germany, Europe and especially the US (cf. Nikolaus Kowall). Profit-making is different than profit-maximizing. Studying economics today is like brainwashing (cf. Ulrich Thielemann). Economics must be embedded in society; … Continue reading

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James Galbraith, Joseph Stiglitz and Gunter Grzega

to read Gunter Grzega’s “Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization” published in March 2014, click on “The state is consciously weakened to speed up the redistribution from bottom to top because that corresponds to the dogmas of the neoliberal ideology.” … Continue reading

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Free Internet Book: “Restoring Shared Prosperity”

“Restoring Shared Prosperity” is a 211 page book edited by Thomas Palley and Gustav Horn, January 2014, Enjoy!

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