Monthly Archives: July 2018

Social Policy as Social Infrastructure

Social Policy as Social Infrastructure by Joachim Hirsch, 2003 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/07/12/18816437.php Work and income must be uncoupled. In Germany, thanks to higher productivity and info-technology, 30% more was produced from 1970-2010 with 30% fewer workers. The state should represent the public … Continue reading

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The (Temporary) End of Globalization

The (Temporary) End of Globalization by Fabian Fritzsche, June 28, 2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/07/09/18816394.php Protectionist measures could lead to losses of prosperity and increase the pressure to introduce more measures. Before the 2008 crisis, world trade grew more than 6% per year … Continue reading

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Interview with Social Philosopher Friedhelm Hengsbach

Interview with Social Philosopher Friedhelm Hengsbach, 2014 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/07/05/18816326.php The financial markets have uncoupled from the real economy since the middle of the 1970s. Politicians listen and react to every sound from the financial sector. The state allows itself to be … Continue reading

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Housing as Infrastructure

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/07/02/18816285.php Housing as a human right is sometimes superseded by the right of speculation. Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (a Federal program), non-profit or cooperative housing, and SROs (single residency occupancy) are three solutions to the housing crisis. Strategies like public … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day! the 151st

Happy Canada Day! The US could learn so much from O Canada – a country without Wall Street and the Pentagon! US imports have exceeded exports 2 to 1 since 2000. Every year the US has imported $500-$600 billion more … Continue reading

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