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Market Economy: The Superrich Endanger Democracy by Colin Crouch, 6/5/2019, Die Zeit

There are two main reasons why many observers are beginning to question the assumption — previously taken for granted — that capitalism and democracy are firm allies. First, modern capitalism is global, while democracy is mainly rooted at national and … Continue reading

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From Enlightenment to the Counter-Enlightenment

by Stephan Schulmeister FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO THE COUNTER-ENLIGHTENMENT Brilliant minds elevated “the market” into a “higher being” of the postmodern age to which we must submit. The primacy of the market replaced the primacy of politics. A little contribution … Continue reading

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How Russiagate replaced Analysis of the 2016 Election by Rick Sterling, May 19, 19 dissident voice.org

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The US under President Trump: Gravedigger of International Law by Stefan Talmon

The US under President Trump: Gravedigger of International Lawby Stefan Talmon, 3/27/2019 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/05/437527.shtml Prof. Stefan Talmon is the director of the Institute for International Law at the University of Bonn The US collaboratively built international law and its institutions and … Continue reading

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We the Scattered in the Insult Society

We the Scattered in the insult SocietyHans-Peter Martin, Sept 24, 2018 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/05/437504.shtml Hans-Peter Martin is the author of “Game Over. Prosperity for a Few, Democracy for No One, and Nationalism for Everyone” (2018). Now it is Game over for the … Continue reading

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What is a Crisis? A Retrospect on the 2008 Economic and Financial Crisis

by Walter Otto Otsch and Styephan Puhringer, 5/2/2019 What is a Crisis? Retrospect on the 2008 Economic and Financial Crisisby Walter Otto Otsch and Stephan Puhringer, May 2, 2019 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/05/437484.shtmlThe economic guild interprets crisis through an ideological lens. The financial … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the Wealth Tax

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the Wealth Tax by Roman Berger and Thomas Piketty, March 2019http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/05/437468.shtml Warren’s proposal earmarks a 2% tax on wealth between $50 million and a billion and a 3% tax on wealth over a billion. Between … Continue reading

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Please Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hope

Please Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hopeby Andreya Schneider-Dorr and Horst Eberleinhttp://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/05/437450.shtml The old quotation from Gramsci describes our plight: “The old dies and the new cannot come into the world. It is the time of the monster.” The … Continue reading

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Radical change and alternative economics

What is rational in micro-economics (e.g. being competitive) can be irrational in macro-economics (e.g. countries beset with mass unemployment). Neoliberal myths and fairy-tales like efficient financial markets, “finance drives the real economy,” the market is self-healing, growth can be infinite, … Continue reading

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Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide

Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide When Unpleasant Journalists Can Be Simply Redefined as a “Hostile Secret Service“ by Mathias Broeckers, 4/16/2019http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/04/437420.shtml CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a “hostile secret service” and Julian Assange is not a journalist. … Continue reading

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