Author Archives: Marc

The Unending Story of the “Achievers” by Bruno Rossmann and Joerg Reitzig

All personal and corporate success depended on state investments in schools, roads, hospitals, community centers, airwaves, food safety, and water quality. The achievers’ myth ignores this, Austrian researcher Bruno Mossmann explains. The neoliberal redefinition of justice from sharing and distribution … Continue reading

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Time for structural countermeasures: What if we followed Canada?

The video “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” could help us understand the balance of social justice and individual happiness. The state should represent the public interest and yet private or special interests are in the driver’s seat in … Continue reading

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The Digitalization of Labor by Patrick Stary

Reading sample: The Digitalization of Labor by Patrick Stary, 2016 from chbeck.de http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/08/432949.shtml Robots and algorithms are ready to automate many activities like the manufacturing robot Baxter… John Maynard Keynes dreamt of a future in which the work week of … Continue reading

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A 99-page report “Election Fraud” from Election Justice USA, July 31, 2016

99-page report “Election Fraud” from Election Justice USA author: Election Justice USA Thanks to neoliberalism and the expansion of the financial sector, checks and balances have been eclipsed by revolving doors. Wall Street banks, hedge funds, and buyout artists recovered, … Continue reading

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The state should represent the public interest

The state should represent the public interest but special interests or private interests seem to be in the driver’s seat with privatization, deregulation, liberalized markets, speculation, tax havens, and corporate tax evasion. In “Escape from Freedom,” Erich Fromm explained that … Continue reading

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Go Bernie Go! Stop TTIP, TPP and TiSA!

How bizarre that Trump becomes an authority on trade and economic populism! The “non-issue” media seems like the Homo Oeconomicus, only interested in profit maximization even while cutting down the branch on which it sits. The corporate media subverts the … Continue reading

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Bernie is the electable one!

Investor Rights Agreements are not trade agreements and governments that don’t allow agreements to be read by officials or the public should be shamed into economic democracy. Transparency should not be made a nonsense word. If it is made a … Continue reading

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Thanks Bernie for Running an Issues-Based and Justice-First Campaign!

Neoliberalism sets corporate profit above labor and environmental protection. The poor and unemployed are blamed for their misery. Problems are ascribed to government intervention and regulation since the market is held to be self-healing and sacrosanct raising all boats and … Continue reading

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Risk managers were risk creators

Hillary said “It’s time to think of Iraq as a business opportunity.” Yesterday or today according to a clip on Facebook, Obama campaigning said “there has never been a more qualified man or woman who ran for President in America’s … Continue reading

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Propaganda: Making Alternatives Disappear

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/07/432662.shtml Propaganda: Making Alternatives Disappear by Rainer Mausfeld, 4/22/2016 The main responsibility of a government in a “democracy” is protecting the minority of the ownership class against the majority of the non-owners… Our bombing Arab countries is not terrorism but … Continue reading

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