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State investments and the Public Sector

State Investments and the Public Sector by Patrick Schreiner and Kai Eicker-Wolf https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/02/20/18806850.php The public infrastructure is something positive. It is a kind of advance concession, increases the entrepreneurial production potential and lowers the production costs. If state investments are … Continue reading

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End Russophobia! Time for a New Detente Policy

End Russophobia! Time for a New Detente Policy Interview with Gabriele Krone-Schmalz, 2/8/2018 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/02/435504.shtml NATO’s eastern expansion (from 16 to 28 states) was and is a serious strain on relations with Russia. This is also true for the missile defense … Continue reading

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Trump Signs Massive Spending Bill as Stock Market Tanks

Maybe Trump should be called the bankruptcy president taking billions from K-12! Corporate wealth at the expense of the future! The $6 or $8 billion should be returned to HUD. Only hypocrites and scoundrels would punish public housing, an achievement … Continue reading

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Zombie Capitalism by Chris Harman

Chris Harman is a leader of the Socialist Workers Party in the UK. to read his book published by Haymarket Books in 2010, click on https://archive.org/stream/pdfy-kvzhB4k4AcAT-7iA/Zombie%20Capitalism%20-%20Chris%20Harman_djvu.txt “We live in an unstable world, and the instability is going to increase. It … Continue reading

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A Year of Trump and Right-wing Populism

A Year of Trump and Right-wing Populism by Conrad Schuhler, January 2018 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/02/435486.shtml In the GOP tax bill, $5 trillion is given to households with over $1 million income. Seniors, the poor, children and students are attacked. The severe cuts … Continue reading

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The Future as Transformation by Birgit Mahnkopf

The Future as Transformation by Birgit Mahnkopf, Luxemburg 2/2015 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/01/435478.shtml There is no future with present-day capitalism. Capitalism stands for a movement of endless profit-making. Only a radical breach with the capitalist accumulation dynamic can nurture the hope of a … Continue reading

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Liberalization of Public Service: A Democratic Achievement is Subjected to the Rules of Competition by Christine Wicht and Carsten Lenz

Trump turns away from everything touched by Obama and paves the way to the Dark Age. Will this be the 11th century when illiteracy and narcissism are accepted and not overcome? Here’s a link to “Liberalization of the Public Services” … Continue reading

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America Reacts to a Low-Point by Daniel Haufler

America Reacts to a Low-Point by Daniel Haufler, 12/13/2017 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/01/435456.shtml With Doug Jones’ victory in the Alabama senate race, the end of the Trump era moved a little closer. Alabama’s citizens set a sign of resistance. The left and moderates … Continue reading

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Tax Reform in the US: Trump’s Attack on America by Soren Brandes, Dec 21

The tax reform of the Republicans is a blow against the welfare state. It strikes low-income persons and was prepared in the 1970s. $5 trillion is given to households with over a million dollars income! Tax cuts for corporations and … Continue reading

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Is Economic Speculation a Form of Structural Violence? by Rene Steenbock

Is Economic Speculation a Form of Structural Violence? by Rene Steenbock, 2013, grin.com http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/01/435451.shtml According to neoclassical economic theory, the financial markets always return to equilibrium. Problems only occur because of state intervention. The 2008 financial crisis should never have … Continue reading

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