Author Archives: Marc

The Criminality of the Elites

The Criminality of the Elites by Fabio De Masi and Laura Wiesboeck, September 2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/10/03/18817977.php The offenses of the upper classes are hardly publicized. The little are hung while the big can run. People wait in vain for strong interventions … Continue reading

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Affordable Rents? A State of Emergency Intensifies

Affordable Rents? A State of Emergency Intensifies by Werner Rugemer and others, 2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/10/01/18817927.php Rents explode in cities after massive sales of public housing to brutal investors. Affordable housing is in short supply. Something must change fast. In 1987, there … Continue reading

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BookTV: Justice John Paul Stevens, 56 min

BookTV: CSpan May 9, 2014 After Words with Justice John Paul Stevens, 56 min Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens talked about his book, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, in which he recommends … Continue reading

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Against the Rent Madness and For a Nonprofit Orientation!

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/09/24/18817740.php Against the Rent Madness and For a Nonprofit Orientation! by Andre Holm, Tony Krebs, and Leo Mayer, September 21, 2018 The Alternative Housing Summit on Sept 21 inBerlin discussed alternatives to the market-based housing policy. Exploding rents and lack … Continue reading

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Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy

Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy by Philipp Staab, WiSO 15/2018 https://www.indybay.org/publish.php The financialization of the economy and the rise of the commercial Internet are directly connected… At the beginning of the digital economy, as Marianna Mazzucato and others showed, … Continue reading

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The Dictatorship of Corporations by Thilo Bode

The Dictatorship of Corporations by Thilo Bode, 2018, a reading summary of his new book https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/09/17/18817573.php Why do the majority of politicians so often make decisions against the public interest and in favor of industry? A new quality of lobbyism … Continue reading

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New eBooks “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” edited by Marc Batko, Poverty Returns with Misguided Policy” by Franz Segbers and “Philosophical Reflections on the Economic Crisis: From Obscuristan to Absurdistan” by Marc Batko

NEW EBOOK “ALTERNATIVE ECONOMICS: REVERSING STAGNATION” EDITED BY MARC BATKO, ONLY $3.99, 216 PP Available from Barnes & Noble https://books2read.com/u/mBM6MA?store=bn Available from Scribd https://books2read.com/u/mBM6MA?store=scribd Available from Apple https://books2read.com/u/mBM6MA?store=apple Mainstream market-radical economic theory has led to exploding inequality, cynicism and resignation … Continue reading

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Is the Financial Crash 2.0 Coming?

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817219.php Is the Financial Crash 2.0 Coming? by Isabelle Bourboulon, 2018, vsa-verlag.de Market ideology has been on the advance since the 1980s. Only a few voices warned of the risks and instability of the liberalized financial markets. The European states … Continue reading

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Promote Public Housing! Arguments for a Housing Policy Alternative

Promote Public Housing! Arguments for a Housing Policy Alternative by Sebastian Gerhardt, July 6, 2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/26/18817164.php A basic principle of the market economy is that the market only reacts to solvent demand, not to needs. If a need is not … Continue reading

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Carl Schmitt and the New Right

Carl Schmitt and the New Right by Bernd Reismann, 2005 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/21/18817017.php The intellectual New Right may be more a loose network of persons, political projects, publications and publishers than an organization or party. Carl Schmitt redefined democracy as the “identity … Continue reading

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