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Profit-Making is Different than Profit-Maximizing by Ulrich Thielemann

Profit-Making is Different Than Profit-Maximizing by Ulrich Thielemann Feb 23rd, 2015 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/02/23/18768947.php Discussions of jobs and the economy are often marked by trivialization, distortion, unreality and wishful thinking. The neoliberal model promotes profits, not investments and rationalization and digitalization lead … Continue reading

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Growth Criticism and Reduced Working Hours by Heinz-J. Bontrup

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/09/433178.shtml Today’s growth critics speak of the necessity of a post-growth, a “renunciation society” or at least of a “green” capitalist model. Meanwhile, 1.6 earths would be needed because humanity exploits natural resources faster than the earth can generate them … Continue reading

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The Crises of Today’s Economy by Ulrike Herrmann and Stephan Schulmeister

The Crises of Today’s Economy by Ulrike Herrmann and Stephan Schulmeister http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/09/433137.shtml Struggling for basic rights through middle-class revolutions and for the social state through workers’ movements are the most important examples of the emancipation process. The market is not … Continue reading

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Video: “The Secret Government” (1987)

Video: “The Secret Government” (1987) by Bill Moyers “The Secret Government is an interlocking network of official functionaries, spies, mercenaries, ex-generals, profiteers and superpatriots, who, for a variety of motives, operate outside the legitimate institutions of government. ” https://youtu.be/28K2CO-khdY?t=619 The … Continue reading

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US Economy: False Diagnoses and False Solutions by Helke Buchter

US Economy: False Diagnoses and False Solutions by Helke Buchter, translated from the German in Die Zeit, August 2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/09/433076.shtml Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s economic plans are too simplistic. Innovations and ideas are lacking. Many people despair. American can … Continue reading

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Court overturns Canada’s approval of Northern Gateway pipeline

Court overturns Canada’s approval of Northern Gateway pipeline by Obert Madondo, editor of The Canadian Progressive, June 30, 2016 “First Nations and Canada have a lot of work to do regarding measures needed to finally put us all on the … Continue reading

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Flipping the Democratic Convention like Pancakes

The Sanders landslide was flipped into a Clinton victory. Read the 99-page report from electionjusticeUSA.org. Election Justice – Protecting your voice in Democracy! electionjustice.net The warmonger repeated lies about Saddam having weapons of mass destruction and then nuclear weapons. The … Continue reading

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We Must Choose: Capitalism or Democracy by Conrad Schuhler

We Must Choose: Capitalism or Democracy by Conrad Schuhler, 2014. These theses arose at a podium discussion with spokespersons of Attac, Blockupy and IG Metal http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/09/433047.shtml Middle-class democracy only knows formal political equality. Society is divided into unequal classes. Rule … Continue reading

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Countermeasures and a Caring State

Affordable Housing and the Homeless Crisis: Solutions from the Bottom Creating a nonprofit or cooperative housing sector is vital since private developers will not build affordable housing. Long-term low interest loans is the second viable option that is usually repressed. … Continue reading

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Generation Y Doesn’t Fulfill Expectations

Generation Y Doesn’t Fulfill Expectations by Thorsten Schroeder, August 16, 2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/08/433026.shtml “Millennials make US car manufacturers despair. They simply don’t want to shop anymore… The revolution from Silicon Valley has shaken traditional American branches to the core… The Smartphone … Continue reading

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