Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Driving Force of Global Inequality: Tax Avoidance

The Driving Force of Global Inequality: Tax Avoidance by Gabriel Zucman, Harald Schumann and Fabio De Masi, November 2017 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/11/21/18804700.php Behind closed doors, a powerful industry has developed worldwide since the 1980s. Business groups assign profits to different subsidiary firms … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s Nov 14 concert 1 hr 40 min

Enjoy! Imagine a world with true populists, not only a world with Trump Overload! Marc Sen Merkley described the GOP tax bill as a “tax heist” Bob Dylan’s Nov 14, 2017 concert in Washington DC, 1 hr 40 min and … Continue reading

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Republicans against the Poor and the Sick

Republicans the Poor and the Sick by Detlef Umbach and Constanz Weinberg, Oct 24, 2017 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/11/435282.shtml The US is experiencing a dramatic deterioration of its public health. President Trump is trying to make the ACA “implode” through decrees. The insured … Continue reading

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“The Public Trust Doctrine,” Wealth Inequality, and Iraq

“The Public Trust Doctrine,” Gabriel Zucman, and Sebastian Plappert “The Public Trust Doctrine” by Mary Wood, 14 pp https://law.uoregon.edu/images/uploads/entries/FINAL_PDF_For_DISTRIBUTION_Encyclopedia_Public_Trust1.pdf Why did the USA invade Iraq? by Sabastian Plappert http://www.grin.com/en/e-book/154621/why-did-the-usa-invade-iraq Wealth Inequality in the US since 1913 by Gabriel Zucman, May … Continue reading

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Slavery as a Human Right

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/11/435247.shtml Book Review by Rainer Roth, July 1, 2016 Slavery lives in modern forms like debt slavery. Capitalist society stands in opposition to human rights and does not only realize human rights. Capitalism cannot realize essential demands from the Universal … Continue reading

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US and China: International Policy as a Zero-Sum Game

US and China: International Policy as a Zero-Sum Game by Ilka A., August 2017 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/11/06/18804238.php After a half-year in office, a coherent foreign policy strategy under Donald Trump is not in sight. The US and China have very different ideas … Continue reading

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In Praise of Taxes by Nicola Liebert

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/10/435182.shtml Our tax system promotes private wealth and impoverishes the community. Even if no one pays them gladly, most are aware taxes int he interest of the community are sensible. “Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society,” said … Continue reading

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Survival instead of Profit: On the Necessity of an Eco-Socialist Ethic

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/11/435206.shtml Capital is a powerful machine of commodification. Since the Great Transformation, since the capitalist market economy became autonomous and “separated” from society, capital has only functioned according to its own laws, the impersonal laws of profit and accumulation. The … Continue reading

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