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Why Mainstream Economists are Responsible for Electing Donald Trump

Why Mainstream Economists are Responsible for Electing Donald Trump by David Ruccio, Nov 2016 http://evonomics.com/mainstream-economists-responsible-electing-donald-trump/ My argument is that, when mainstream economists in the United States embraced and celebrated neoliberalism—both the conservative and “left” versions—they created the conditions for Trump’s … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Meaningless Economic Phrases

The ABCs of Meaningless Economic Phrases by Rudolf Hickel and Heinz J. Bontrup http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433826.shtml The most common myths start from the tax state that burdens the economy, the housework ordered by the state (save,save,save) to the Schwabian housewife prescribing the … Continue reading

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Public Risks, Private Profits, and Prosperity

Public Risks, Private Profits, and Prosperity by the Association for Plural Economics and Sven Hergovich http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433779.shtml All personal and corporate achievements are based on state investments in roads, schools, hospitals, community centers, airwaves, food safety, and water quality. The Apples … Continue reading

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Myth: The Public Service Sector is Inefficient and Much Too Expensive

Sven Hergovich is an Austrian economist who urges rethinking prosperity and the relation of economics and ecology. to read his article “Myth: The Public Service Sector is Inefficient and Much Too Expensive” published in March 2014, click on https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/11/07/18793168.php Privatizations … Continue reading

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The Consequences of a Trump Shock by Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson, a former chief economist of the IMF, is a professor at MIT Sloan, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and co-founder of a leading economics blog, The Baseline Scenario. He is the co-author, with … Continue reading

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Keep Hope Alive, Not Gambling!

Keep hope alive, not gambling! Shriveling the financial sector and expanding the public sector are incontestible lessons from the 2008 financial meltdown. The time is right for alternative economics, reducing working hours. person-oriented work, labor-intensive investment, environmental caring, community centers, … Continue reading

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Manipulation of Public Opinion by Albrecht Mueller

Manipulation of Public Opinion, 2009 by Albrecht Mueller http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/10/433631.shtml Timocracy-rule of the propertied-threatens to replace democracy. The large majority is blocked from political participation and from forming their social future-unlike what was intended in the model of the majority principle … Continue reading

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Video: Tom Hayden, Listen Yankee! (2015), 1 hr

Tom Hayden, the passionate rebel against the Vietnam war, died at 76. Rest in peace, Tom, and thanks for all you did in your lifelong work to make America just and future-friendly. Hayden was a warrior for peace and against … Continue reading

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Video: Noam Chomsky: The Alien Perspective on Humanity, 51 min

Video: Noam Chomsky: The Alien Perspective on Humanity, 51 min Albert Einstein said we must have world government or we’re finished. The UN was undermined by the US and nationalism. We had half of the world’s wealth; manufacturing quadrupled after … Continue reading

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Ethics and the Profit System: Global Change of Values Necessary

Ethics and the Profit System: Global Change of Values Necessary by Conrad Schuhler, Sept 25, 2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/10/433433.shtml Profit-making is not profit-maximizing. From the magic word profit-mongering is derived the absurd unequal distribution of wealth, the cheating of consumers, the exploitation … Continue reading

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