Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Country without a Future

The Country without a Future By Marc Batko In the country without a future, elite democracy has long supplanted political participation. Life alternates between self-absorption and escapism, infantilism and dementia. There is no interest, passion or curiosity in a country … Continue reading

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Post-capitalist Perspectives

Post-capitalist Perspectives by Raul Zelik, 1/29/17 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/15/18816917.php Capitalism is winning to death. The exit from the overheated machine of capitalism represents an enormous challenge. We cannot avoid the question about common property in the search for social alternatives. Can greater … Continue reading

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Video: Thomas Frank: Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society, 58 min

Video: Thomas Frank, Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society, CSpan, June 27, 2018, 58 min https://www.c-span.org/video/?447453-2/rendezvous-oblivion# This is what society looks like when the glue fails, a time of cascading collapse, a golden age of corruption when the … Continue reading

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Against Market Radicalism

Against Market Radicalism by Christa Luft, 2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/06/18816770.php Capitalism is not “the end of history” as the American Francis Fukuyama postulated in 1992. The system question is open! Nothing raises the system question as clearly as capital itself. The economy … Continue reading

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Video: Psychiatrist: Trump Mental Health Urgently Deteriorating, July 28, 2018, 13 min

Psychiatrist: Trump Mental Health Urgently Deteriorating –Dr. John Gartner, Founder of Duty To Warn and co-editor of “Rocket Man: Nuclear Madness and the Mind of Donald… Play https://youtu.be/DfnV4B7Fk7Y and three reading samplers from The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, 2018. Happy reading … Continue reading

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Capitalism and Worldwide Inequality

Capitalism and Worldwide Inequality by Conrad Schuhler and Thomas Fromm, 2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/01/18816686.php Thomas Piketty’s motto “Inequality is always a problem when it is excessive” introduces the new World Inequality Report. The inequalities of income and wealth swell globally and in … Continue reading

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