Author Archives: Marc

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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The welfare state – anchor of stability in the crisis

by Joseph Woss, 4/27/2020, awblog.at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/11/18832972.php Work, income and wealth must be distributed more fairly, and a number of “rules of the game” in our society must be changed. The upheaval forced by the crisis will hopefully force even hard-boiled … Continue reading

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“Reopen the Economy”: the Republicans’ Nero Decree by Mike Lofgren, 5/10/2020

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Corona: US military develops rapid Covid-19 test, 5/3/2020

by Monique Ryser “Our test would be an absolute breakthrough,” says Ringeisen. It would massively improve the diagnosis of infected persons and enable them to be quickly quarantined so that they do not infect other people. The test should be … Continue reading

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