Monthly Archives: May 2015

Risks and Opportunities for Consumer Welfare in the TTIP, 56 pp

Frank Bsirske Of the German Verdi service union said the TTIP is a “black box” transferring sovereignty from states and communities to corporations. Labor and environmental regulations can be chilled or invalidated as “takings” or “indirect expropriations.” Public interest legislation … Continue reading

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Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped!

TTIP represents a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state. A parallel private arbitration system allows three corporate lawyers to serve as judges making irrevocable decisions. Philip Morris is suing Australia and Uruguay for lost profits because of warnings on … Continue reading

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Free Trade and Economic Growth instead of Democracy and Ecology

The TTIP agreement between the EU and the US creates a parallel private arbitration system where corporations can sue states for lost profits and decisions are irrevocable. Labor and environmental regulations can be invalidated as “takings” or “indirect expropriation.” Public … Continue reading

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The Economy of the Hamster

The Economy of the Hamster by Mauro Gallegati, WEA Books https://rwer.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/the-economy-of-the-hamster/ more at www.openculture.com, www.kickitover.org, www.worklessparty.org, www.alternativetrademandate.org www.therealnews.com, www.submedia.tv, www.socialeurope.eu and www.onthecommons.org About the book This book imagines an economy that could be possible if we managed to emancipate ourselves … Continue reading

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Wealth is not a Private Affair

WEALTH IS NOT A PRIVATE AFFAIR Interview with Ulrich Thielemann – Wealth and Justice Debate The US faces a revenue- and a war-spending crisis. The top tax rate was over 70% from 1938 to 1982; corporations put trillions in tax … Continue reading

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