Monthly Archives: December 2016

May the New Year Be Full of Good Surprises!

Celebrate the New Year with the 159-page eBook “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” by Marc Batko, Smashwords ($3.99)! Mainstream trickle-down economics is helpless in countering exploding inequality and precarious work. Austrian, Swiss, Polish and German critical economists could help us find … Continue reading

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Are the 1930s Returning? and God is Different

Are the 1930s Returning? and God is Different by Paul Mason and Norbert Giebel http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/12/433987.shtml Faith, Soren Kierkegaard said, is the death of the ego and the triumph of the reign of the infinite transcendent God. God is “total help … Continue reading

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The Generations Manifesto, June 2013

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/12/433975.shtml Corrections and comments are welcome. Translation is team-work though the team seems a little out of breath. Neoliberalism turns the world upside down so egoism, avarice, enrichment and ruthlessness become virtues and solidarity, sharing and the social state become … Continue reading

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Low Taxes is an Act of Desperation by Rudolf Hickel

Low Taxes is an Act of Desperation by Rudolf Hickel, 12/14/2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/12/433969.shtml A low business tax can be counterproductive if a deadbeat infrastructure arises through lower state revenues. Ronald Reagan tested this in the US and the result was higher … Continue reading

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Trump and the Hospice of Hope by Sean Larson and Patrick Schreiner

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/12/433950.shtml That the political culture in the US could wash up a television star and notorious racist to the top of the country was not entirely bizarre. Voter turnout in the US was always low. Trump and his horror cabinet … Continue reading

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The US Election as a Turn of an Era by Bernd Drucke

US Election as a Turn of an Era by Bernd Drucke, 11/30/2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/12/433934.shtml Karl Marx modified a Hegel quotation that world-historical events always occurred twice, the first time as tragedy and the next time as farce. Since November 9, 2016, … Continue reading

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Democracy and the Uncanny Power of Money by Harald Schumann

Democracy and the Uncanny Power of Money by Harald Schumann. 10/1/2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/12/433913.shtml Growing inequality is the greatest political problem of our time. Governments are often only actors or puppets of an anonymous regime for the benefit of the privileged where … Continue reading

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Kierkegaard and Wounding from Behind

The Canadian looney is around 75-cents to the dollar so Canada is like a big discount shop for Americans. A week ago Trump described Canada as a “Big League deficit country” turning reality upside down. In truth, Canadians are super-warm-hearted, … Continue reading

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