Monthly Archives: July 2016

The state should represent the public interest

The state should represent the public interest but special interests or private interests seem to be in the driver’s seat with privatization, deregulation, liberalized markets, speculation, tax havens, and corporate tax evasion. In “Escape from Freedom,” Erich Fromm explained that … Continue reading

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Go Bernie Go! Stop TTIP, TPP and TiSA!

How bizarre that Trump becomes an authority on trade and economic populism! The “non-issue” media seems like the Homo Oeconomicus, only interested in profit maximization even while cutting down the branch on which it sits. The corporate media subverts the … Continue reading

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Bernie is the electable one!

Investor Rights Agreements are not trade agreements and governments that don’t allow agreements to be read by officials or the public should be shamed into economic democracy. Transparency should not be made a nonsense word. If it is made a … Continue reading

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Thanks Bernie for Running an Issues-Based and Justice-First Campaign!

Neoliberalism sets corporate profit above labor and environmental protection. The poor and unemployed are blamed for their misery. Problems are ascribed to government intervention and regulation since the market is held to be self-healing and sacrosanct raising all boats and … Continue reading

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Risk managers were risk creators

Hillary said “It’s time to think of Iraq as a business opportunity.” Yesterday or today according to a clip on Facebook, Obama campaigning said “there has never been a more qualified man or woman who ran for President in America’s … Continue reading

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Propaganda: Making Alternatives Disappear

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/07/432662.shtml Propaganda: Making Alternatives Disappear by Rainer Mausfeld, 4/22/2016 The main responsibility of a government in a “democracy” is protecting the minority of the ownership class against the majority of the non-owners… Our bombing Arab countries is not terrorism but … Continue reading

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Bertolt Brecht Testifies Before the House Un-American Activities Committee (1947), 2 min

Bertolt Brecht Testifies Before the House Un-American Activities Committee (1947) from openculture.com who gives us 725 free movies http://www.openculture.com/2012/11/bertolt_brecht_testifies_before_the_h… German poet, playwright, and theoretician, Bertolt Brecht—author of such famous works as The Threepenny Opera (1928) and Mother Courage and Her … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day! 50% off in July

Happy Canada Day! Imagine a country without Wall Street and the Pentagon! 50% off in July on the new 159-page ebook anthology “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” from Smashwords.com. Mainstream trickle-down economics is helpless in reversing exploding inequality and precarious jobs. … Continue reading

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