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How the World Heads for the Next Crash by Yves Wegelin

How the World Heads for the Next Crash by Yves Wegelin, 2017, woz.ch https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/06/26/18800433.php The greed for money seduced bankers to take greater and greater risks. So they granted mortgages to destitute Americans that they sold as securities to other … Continue reading

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Video: Triumph of the Will (1935), 18 min

Triump of the Will was a triumph of propaganda – showing the party at the center of everything. http://www.openculture.com/2017/03/why-triumph-of-the-will-wasnt-a-cinematic-masterpiece-but-a-staggeringly-effective-piece-of-propaganda.html

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Economic Stagnation and its Mastery by Markus Marterbauer

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/06/22/18800348.php Corporate profits explode while investments stagnate. Public housing declines with privatization. According to neoliberal theory, higher profits lead to greater investments and more jobs. In truth, higher profits lead to greater use of tax havens, companies buying back their … Continue reading

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The President as Businessman by Rudolf Hickel

The President as Businessman by Rudolf Hickel, blaetter.de, June 2017 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/06/434862.shtml Trump’s gigantic tax cuts will only benefit the rich. State indebtedness increases on account of neoliberal fiscal policy, not through infrastructure investments. Revenue losses of over six trillion dollars … Continue reading

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The Great Trump Show

The Great Trump Show by Daniel Leisegang, blaetter.de http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/06/11/18800091.php The bizarre billionaire becomes an epic disaster when regulation is demonized, social necessities like food stamps and Medicaid are cut in the hundreds of billions and taxes for corporations may be … Continue reading

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Memorandum 2017: Alternatives for a Solidarity Europe: Instead of “Germany First”

Memorandum 2017: Alternatives for a Solidarity Europe: Instead of “Germany First” http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/06/434822.shtml The European Union is at a crossroads. The reason lies in the neoliberal redistribution policy favoring capital incomes for many years. “Mass unemployment intensified and was not ended … Continue reading

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Capitalism as a Regressive Descent Society

Capitalism as a Regressive Descent Society. Review of Oliver Nachtwey’s “The Descent Society” by Julian Bierwirth http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/06/01/18799849.php The escalator is going down and no longer up as in the “social modern age.” The social trend drives toward precariousness and the … Continue reading

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E-Book “Alternative Economics” for only $3.99

The 159-page e-Book “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” is yours for only $3.99 with the coupon code PU68W until June 4, 2017. Enjoy the feast! Celebrate your independence! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/627516

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Close down the casino economy!

Close down the casino economy! Attac Germany 2009 “Disarm the markets!” When Attac was founded in 1998, this slogan was formulated against the backdrop of the financial crash in East Asia…What is needed are real changes towards another paradigm, where … Continue reading

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“Punishing the Poor. The Neoliberal Government of Social Insecurity”

“Punishing the Poor. The Neoliberal Government of Social Insecurity” by Loic Wacquant, 2009, 211 pages, a John Hope Franklin book https://libcom.org/files/Lo%C3%AFc%20Wacquant%20-%20Punishing%20the%20Poor.pdf Public goods and social capital are missing in some American ghettos so “public institutions act as negative social capital … Continue reading

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