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The Market is a Universal Totalitarian Religion by Maria Wolflingseder

The Market is a Universal Totalitarian Religion by Maria Wolflingseder, 2007 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/04/20/18808617.php The market accepts and rejects like a Calvinist God. The market only promises itself. Its highest good is the economic boom. The Christian God’s reign was not of … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The New Bonapartists”

Book Review : “The New Bonapartists” by Martin Beck & Ingo Stutzle (ed), 2018, freitag.de https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/04/16/18808502.php In the figure of Bonaparte, the state made itself independent over society at a time when the bourgeoisie lost the capacity to rule the … Continue reading

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The West Must Take the First Steps to Russia by Gabriele Klone-Schmalz

The West Must Take the First Steps to Russia by Gabriele Klone-Schmalz, April 2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/04/14/18808465.php “Russia acts out of a strategic defensive and does not pursue an aggressive, expansive policy. It will defend itself against a policy of Nato that … Continue reading

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The World Dependent on Central Banks by Ernst Wolff

The World Dependent on Central Banks by Ernst Wolff, January 2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/04/12/18808407.php The situation seems extremely contradictory. The economy grows, the stock market posts all-time records, the unemployment numbers fall and industry shows optimism. We live in an exceptional situation … Continue reading

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Radical Changes for a Sustainable Economy

From my research, $18 trillion (the amount pumped into the economy to bail out the banks), $214 billion (the amount corporations have spent buying back their stock) and 3 billionaires owning more than 150 million in the US stand out. … Continue reading

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Prohibiting Micro-Second Betting on the Exchanges

Prohibiting Micro-Second Betting on the Exchanges by Urs Gasche, Marc Chesney & Thomas Bieger https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/04/09/18808356.php The financial sector that has gone off course should serve the real economy again in the future. The exchange functions like a gigantic casino with … Continue reading

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The US, the Dollar, IS and Saudi Arabia by Ernst Wolff

The US, the Dollar, IS and Saudi Arabia by Ernst Wolff, February 2017 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/04/05/18808247.php Like his predecessor Obama, President Trump did not say a single word against the ruling house in Saudi Arabia either in the election campaign or since … Continue reading

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Aldous Huxley interview from 1958, 28 min

Thanks, openculture.com for this peak into the future from the futurologist Aldous Huxley! Advertisers know how the people could vote for someone they don’t know. more at: www.openculture.com, www.grin.com, www.linguee.com and www.citizen.org

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5 Reasons for UN Agreements Regulating Corporations

Countless cases of human rights violations by corporations show voluntary self-commitments of businesses cannot ensure social and ecological standards. Instead of social achievements, neoliberal globalization brings a deregulation race downwards. UN agreements create rights for persons instead of companies rather … Continue reading

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As Trump consolidates his power, the history of 1930s Germany repeats itself

As Trump consolidates his power, the history of 1930s Germany repeats itself by Sascha Abramsky, The Sacramanento Bee March 18, 2018, http://www.sacbee.com/article205750864.html In a 2005 essay, “In Defense of History,” published in the Guardian newspaper, the historian Eric Hobsbawm wrote … Continue reading

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