Monthly Archives: April 2017

Trumponomics: Failure is Pre-Programmed by Rudolf Hickel

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/04/434620.shtml Macro-economic and ecological connections are simply ignored with the concentration on short-term profit. The planned reduction of corporate taxes from the current 35% to 15 or 20% recalls the Laffer-curve as the basis of Reagan’s fiscal policy error. Additional … Continue reading

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Poverty Returns with Misguided Policy by Franz Segbers

Poverty Returns with Misguided Policy by Franz Segbers http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/04/434586.shtml The state should represent the public interest and yet private or special interests are in the driver’s seat with privatization, deregulation and liberalized markets. Trump’s proposed 2018 budget is a sledgehammer … Continue reading

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Gramsci on US President Trump: “Delicate and Dangerous”

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/04/434580.shtml The rulers integrate the ruled in their “hegemony.” The essential task of our party consists in conquering power for the working class, The phase we are going through is a transition phase in the struggle for power, a phase … Continue reading

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Private Enterprise Committed to Social Interests by Joachim Beerhorst

Private Enterprise Committed to Social Interests interview with Joachim Beerhorst, March 2017 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/04/434546.shtml Social needs like energy- and water supply, the waste industry, education, senior pensions and health care are better solved publically than privately. While economic democracy is not … Continue reading

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Rethinking Working Hours by Sophie Jaenicke

Sophie Jaenicke works as a union secretary with IG Metal. Rethinking Working Hours by Sophie Jaenicke, 3/15/17 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/04/03/18797919.php Working hours were and are a contested terrain. Power questions are involved: Who decides over time? Who determines when and how long … Continue reading

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