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READY FOR PRESIDENT PELOSI? by Thom Hartmann

Ready for President Pelosi? by Thom Hartmann, Dec 10 www.rawstory.com Trump and Pence could both go down in unprecedented impeachment, Dec 10 https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/ready-president-pelosi-trump-pence-go-unprecedented-impeachment/ So, now that we know that Donald Trump and Mike Pence reached the White House through at … Continue reading

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Driven to Consumption and Money Created out of Nothing

Driven to Consumption and Money Created out of Nothing by Mathais Binswanger, Aaron Sahr, and Branko Milanovic http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/12/436940.shtml Growth originally created a material prosperity about which earlier generations could only dream. However, more economic growth does not make people happier … Continue reading

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“We live in a time of radical counter-enlightenment”

“We live in a time of radical counter-enlightenment” Rainer Mausfeld, October 2018 https://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2018/12/127513.html Psychologist Rainer Mausfeld is interviewed about the illusion of being informed, “contempt for the people” and journalists and intellectuals. Political struggle always means the struggler over the … Continue reading

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eBooks on Barnes & Noble

Here are the links to the eBooks on Barnes & Noble. 10% off your order – use code Fall10 Enjoy the feast! Celebrate your independence! “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” translated by Marc Batko, $3.99 https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/alternative+economics%3A+reversing+stagnation?_requestid=5573331 “Poverty Returns with Misguided Policy” … Continue reading

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Trumponomics and Wall Street Rejoices

Trumponomics and Wall Street Rejoices by Rudolf Hickel and Lukas Hermsmeier https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/11/05/18818782.php Economics should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing creativity and self-determination. The state should serve the public interest and reduce poverty. Instead, private or special … Continue reading

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Right-wing Populism: A Wave of Nostalgia

Right-wing Populism: A Wave of Nostalgia by Cornelia Koppetsch, 8/23/2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/11/01/18818615.php For decades, western societies were marked by processes of pluralization, individualization, and liberalization. Why are attitudes and pressures of society against these trends becoming dominant? Why are escalating inequalities … Continue reading

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Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism Forum, Oct 24, 18, 8 hours

Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism, 8 hrs, Oct 2018, therealnews.org https://youtu.be/WjWETN1E6YA?t=1056 Market Fundamentalism is the dogmatic belief that unregulated, “laissez-faire” markets are the only answer to the world’s biggest social and economic problems. It’s time to confront the myths … Continue reading

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Right-wing Populism. Can More Madness Cure the Madness?

Right-wing Populism. Can More Madness Cure the Madness? by f.s. montanus, Georg Rammer, Andreas Bohm and Joachi9m Bischoff http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/10/436770.shtml Neolikberal policy was always mad. But an even greater madness now appears with right-wing populism. Politics is mad because it writes … Continue reading

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“We Live in a Time of Radical Counter-Enlightenment” by Rainer Mausfeld

Rainer Mausfeld is a professor psychology at the University of Kiel. https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/10/21/18818378.php In the past decades, democracy was undermined in an unparalleled way. Democracy was replaced by the illusion of democracy, free public debate by the management of opinion and … Continue reading

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Philosophical Reflections on the Economic Crisis: From Obscuristan to Absurdistan and Poverty Returns with Misguided Policy by Franz Segbers

Philosophical Reflections on the Economic Crisis: From Obscuristan to Absurdistan by Marc Batko, 54 pp, $2.99 on Kindle Direct from Amazon. Enjoy the feast! Celebrate your independence! Please order the eBooks! https://www.amazon.com/Philosophical-Reflections-Economic-Crisis-Obscuristan-ebook/dp/B0764KFS2P/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538923510&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=philosophical+refelctions+on+the+economic+crisis and Poverty Returns with Misguided Policy by Franz … Continue reading

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