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Capitalism means Crisis and Trade War by Elmar Altvater and Christian Schroeppel https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/02/18820058.php `Capitalism contains crisis as rainclouds contain rain, said Jean Jaures, a 19th-century French socialist. Big Pharma, Big Wall Street, and Big Military Complex have armies of lobbyists. … Continue reading

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Video-Book TV: “The Narcissism Epidemic” by Jean Twenge, 2009www.booktv.org/Watch/10487/The+Narcissism+Epidemic+Living+in+the+Age+of+Entitlement.aspx Narcissism, the cult of specialness, was said to be the ladder of success and yet leads to anti-social behavior, contempt for others, exploding inequality, doublespeak, and megalomania. Solipsism, the peak of … Continue reading

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On the Welfare State and Migration The rights-based welfare state: Public budgets and economic and social rights/ Olivier De Schutter, Friedrich Ebert foundation/ November 2018/ 80 pp Tomorrow’s world of migration and mobility Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Geneva, Nov 2017, 64 … Continue reading

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http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/12/436973.shtml On the Refugee Debate by Marco Wenzel, 11/30/2018 The rulers want to divert from the real causes of the refugee wave and from their own misdeeds because the cause of the misery is an exploitation crisis of capital and … Continue reading

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Right-wing Security Risk and “Game Over” by Ingar Solty and Ernst Wolff Right-wing Security Risk and “Game Over” by Ingar Solty and Ernst Wolffhttp://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/12/436963.shtml Security is their favorite theme because4 they can divert the masses from the fact that their … Continue reading

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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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