Author Archives: Marc

Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) by Olesya Kazantseva

Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) by Olesya Kazantseva, 2015 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/12/06/18805126.php Closing tax havens, ending tax competition, and prohibiting profit-shifting are necessary for a fair tax system. The richest 1% in Pennsylvania could receive another $3 billion from Trump’s tax … Continue reading

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Stop Trump’s tax plan by John Harvey

Stop President Trump’s tax plan Petitioning Economists by John Harvey, prof of economics, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, United States https://www.change.org/p/economists-stop-president-trump-s-tax-plan?recruiter=552142463&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition Stop President Trump’s tax plan. John Harvey Fort Worth, United States An Open Letter to the U.S. Congress: The … Continue reading

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The Right to the City and the Greed of the Rich

The Right to the City and the Greed of the Rich by Julia Lis and Michael Hartmann http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/12/435333.shtml Thanks to everyone who resisted the GOP tax giveaway! Unlike the security state, the constitutional state should mean compromises, negotiations, concessions, and … Continue reading

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Lessons in Nazi Trivialization and Russophobia

Lessons in Nazi Trivialization and Russophobia by Sascha Lobo, Serge Halimi and Gabriele Krone-Schmalz, October 2017 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/11/435318.shtml Gabriele Krone-Schmalz warns of a relapse into simple-minded thinking and cold war stereotypes. Could not Russia be acting out of a strategic defensive … Continue reading

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On Health Care and So Much More, the Nordics Show that Equality Works

On Health Care and So Much More, the Nordics Show that Equality Works by George Lakey Forget the Nordic diet. Try the Nordic tax plan. French, Japanese, and Scandinavian people don’t live longer because they eat more nutritious food. They … Continue reading

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“How the Bewildered Herd is Kept on Course” by Rainer Mausfeld

“How the Bewildered Herd is Kept on Course” by Rainer Mausfeld, October 2017 I want to share several insights from the psychologist Rainer Mausfeld in his recent lecture “How the Bewildered Herd is Kept on Course”: 1) Social antagonism is … Continue reading

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The Driving Force of Global Inequality: Tax Avoidance

The Driving Force of Global Inequality: Tax Avoidance by Gabriel Zucman, Harald Schumann and Fabio De Masi, November 2017 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/11/21/18804700.php Behind closed doors, a powerful industry has developed worldwide since the 1980s. Business groups assign profits to different subsidiary firms … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s Nov 14 concert 1 hr 40 min

Enjoy! Imagine a world with true populists, not only a world with Trump Overload! Marc Sen Merkley described the GOP tax bill as a “tax heist” Bob Dylan’s Nov 14, 2017 concert in Washington DC, 1 hr 40 min and … Continue reading

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Republicans against the Poor and the Sick

Republicans the Poor and the Sick by Detlef Umbach and Constanz Weinberg, Oct 24, 2017 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/11/435282.shtml The US is experiencing a dramatic deterioration of its public health. President Trump is trying to make the ACA “implode” through decrees. The insured … Continue reading

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“The Public Trust Doctrine,” Wealth Inequality, and Iraq

“The Public Trust Doctrine,” Gabriel Zucman, and Sebastian Plappert “The Public Trust Doctrine” by Mary Wood, 14 pp https://law.uoregon.edu/images/uploads/entries/FINAL_PDF_For_DISTRIBUTION_Encyclopedia_Public_Trust1.pdf Why did the USA invade Iraq? by Sabastian Plappert http://www.grin.com/en/e-book/154621/why-did-the-usa-invade-iraq Wealth Inequality in the US since 1913 by Gabriel Zucman, May … Continue reading

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