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The Gigantic Chasm Between Democratic Rhetoric and Capitalist Reality

Interview with Rainer Mausfeld, July 2019 Democracy promises the greatest possible freedom from social fear and social determination. Democracy means renouncing on one of the most effective rule techniques: the systematic production of social fear. When those exercising power systematically … Continue reading

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From Ayn Rand to Paul Ryan: Capitalism as Morality

by Stefan Wallaschek, University of Bremen, Blaetter 10/2012 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/12/18825415.php Society doesn’t play any role in Ayn Rand’s perspective. Rand reduced persons to the bourgeois who only thinks in economic categories and only needs to respect himself – and no one … Continue reading

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House Resolution Condemning President Trump’s racist comments

House Resolution Condemning President Trump’s racist comments, July 15, 2019, 4 pphttps://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6200155/House-Resolution-Condemning-Trump-Comments.pdf

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Karl Polanyi on Unfettered Capitalism

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/07/437720.shtml by Rainer Hank and Wolfgang Merkel Karl Polanyi condemned profit greed and deregulated markets. Today’s capitalism critics are his heirs and don’t know it. An unfettered capitalism is responsible for the world coming out of joint. The ancestors of … Continue reading

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The American People From 2016 to the Present: “With Such People, You Can Do As You Please” by Jaime O’Neill, July 20, 2019, smirkingchimp.com

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Venezuela and International Law by Urs P. Gasche, Feb 5, 2019

International law professors explain a US military incursion in Venezuela would violate the UN Charter. “All nations must desist from any threat or use of force in their international relations.” The media and government denounce violations of international law very … Continue reading

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Herbert Marcuse: The One-Dimensional Man

Herbert Marcuse: The One-Dimensional Man Herbert Marcuse: The One-Dimensional Man by Jan Schuttler, Juliane Scholz and Yvonne Rudolph, grin.com “Manipulation of needs” is one of the control instruments. Rulers change needs through manipulation. False needs are needs imposed from above … Continue reading

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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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