Monthly Archives: July 2020

The turn to less: Corona and the consumption dilemma by Albrecht von Lucke, 7/12

The Corona crisis could be the beginning of a better normality. Corona could make a turning point in history. The global North has benefited from unequal trade relations. Global employment has lost its role as the center of life. We … Continue reading

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The state must cushion the economic impact by Heiner Flassbeck, 3/23/2020

Heiner Flassbeck expects a slump of the German GDP of 20-30%, Neither Trump nor Merkel said a word about stabilizing the economy. You can’t just shut down the economy and then hope nothing happens. Companies, banks, and people must be … Continue reading

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The 9 coffin nails of democracy by Roland Rottenfuss, 7/15/2020

Democracy is an achievement and must be won anew, expanded and defended against attacks in every era‚Ķ The political conformity of the mainstream press is a sad chapter. “Representative democracy” is a fine word, but who do the representatives actually … Continue reading

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Economic impact of corona lockdowns by Christian Kreiss, 7/13/2020

Even before the current lockdown-induced economic depression, the assets of the lowest 20 percent of US households – between 2007 and 2019 – had fallen by about a third according to the Wall Street Journal, and their incomes had fallen … Continue reading

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Advice on Corona and Budget 2020 by Rudolf Hickel, Christine Resch and Georg Feigl

Emancipatory politics is characterized by the fact that interests are negotiated. The post-Corona phase will show what can be learned about the relation between politics and capital. Civil society should be engaged and resistant to ruling politics.

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The four walls are not what we think they are by Eva Illouz, June 2020

More than four billion people worldwide have voluntarily accepted enormous restrictions on their mobility… As Thomas Hobbes put it, we will always be prepared to sacrifice a large part of our freedom for our security. For Arendt, modernity in general … Continue reading

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