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The Virus Infects Politics Pt 1 by Michael Bray, 5/5/2020

1. The crisis is political in a novel way. All crises, especially economic crises, are political. But this is likely the first time that a crisis of economic production and circulation has been catalyzed by the intentional decisions of elected … Continue reading

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The US in the spring of the pandemic by Thomas Frank, June 2020, Le Monde diplomatique

Covid-19 brought economic chaos to the US, and with that a possibility for huge political policy changes. But if Joe Biden wins the presidential election, he’s promised nothing will change. The best of time, the worst of times.

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The misunderstood class warrior Martin Luther King by Sylvie Laurent, 2018

Today, 50 years after his assassination, Martin Luther King is more glorified than ever. In his honour, the conservative US President Ronald Reagan had already introduced a national holiday in 1983. The memory of the social revolutionary was politically instrumentalized, … Continue reading

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Extremely growing inequality destroys democracy by Albrecht Mueller, May 2020

When one percent have half of the wealth, mistrust and cynicism drown out public spirit and trust between the generations. A fair tax system means ending tax havens, micro-second trading, stock buybacks and insider trading. Schools, hospitals and community centers … Continue reading

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Our normality is not returning by Adam Tooze

if the government’s response to the debt accumulated during the crisis is austerity, it will make the situation even worse. It is therefore right to call for a more active and visionary state policy that shows a way out of … Continue reading

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Corona and the collapse of modernization by Roswitha Scholz and Herbert Bottcher, April 2020, exit-online.org

Corona is the trigger but not the cause of the worsening crisis situation. It will accelerate the disintegration of capitalism. Pragmatism and cooperation on an international scale are called for. Sometimes the state protects life and sometimes relaxes it in … Continue reading

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Sad exiled fathers and the dystopia of a health dictatorship by Bjorn Vedder and Ralf Klausnitzer, May 2020

Life in a “fatherless world,” as the English philosopher Shaftesbury wrote around 1700, is cruel and dysfunctional because a person without a father lacks “the relationship to the whole.”A first creeping, then rapid change of values has occurred within our … Continue reading

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Wave of layoffs in the US election campaign by Joachim Bischoff and Frank Adloff, May 2020

The crisis has brought enormous suffering and even death to many people. Corona has thus raised the urgent question of how to live together on this planet in a good and fair way. A crack now runs through our imaginary … Continue reading

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The war metaphor in the Corona crisis by Johannes Hauer, May 2020

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/17/18833096.php The revolution may become conceivable, but it has hardly been thought of so far. The contradictions of the “old world” are deepening, but the contours of a “new world” are not yet emerging, nor is the path to it. … Continue reading

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We cannot repay the Corona debts by Heiner Flassbeck, May 2020

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/15/18833047.php Now there are exactly two ways to revive the economy. The first and best option is to push back the neo-liberal agenda, strengthen the trade unions…If we do not succeed in pushing companies back into the role of debtors, … Continue reading

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