Author Archives: Marc

Trump and the Post-Factual by Sebastian Schindler

Trump’s politics is naive and skeptical, gullible and cynical. Trump’s relation with truth is like a generalization of conspiracy theory assumptions that see manipulative-conspiratorial activities at work behind ob servable reality. Beware pathological narcissists who are pathological paranoids!

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Bernie Sanders in Las Vegas: Being free, being high and eminent domain by Tomasz Konicz, Feb 18, 2020

The proclamation of a national climate emergency, the ban on oil and gas exports, the import of cheap medicines from Canada, the nationwide legalization of marijuana or the immediate halt to all construction work on Trump’s border wall are to … Continue reading

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The finance-dominated regime of accumulation and crisis by Alex Demirovic, published by the Rosa Luxemburg foundation in 2013

Bourgeois society is currently undergoing a multiple crisis. Profits and private indebtedness skyrocket while wages and investments stagnate. Why don’t governments loosen austerity measures and collectivize debt? Forms of solidarity economy and economic democracy are important building blocks for a … Continue reading

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Video: Offshore Profit Sharing and the US Tax Code (Apple Inc.), May 21, 2013, 5 hrs 44 min

Sen. Carl Levin (Dem, Michigan) was the chairperson of the subcommittee. States and communities, low and middle income taxpayers suffer when US multinationals practice tax avoidance by shifting profits to tax havens. Tax havens, mini-second or high-frequency trading, stock buybacks … Continue reading

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Trump and the “Dis-embedding”

Trump and the “dis-embedding” The Birth of the I [Die Geburt des Ich (Krisis 1/2019)] Aspects of Identity and Individuality von Julian Bierwirth Summary Hardly anything seems as self-evident to us today as our way of existence as isolated individuals, … Continue reading

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Sowing Egoism and Harvesting Trump

Thomas Straubhaar urges rethinking globalization and inequality. “We have believed too long in the theory that free trade, free entrepreneurship and little state automatically lead to balance and that everyone would be rewarded in the end… We need a new … Continue reading

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Finnish Prime Minister Marin Calls for a 4-Day-Week and 6-Hour-Day for Her Country

Finnish Prime Minister Marin Calls for a 4-Day-Week and 6-Hour-Day for Her Countryhttps://portside.org/2019-12-29/finnish-prime-minister-marin-calls-4-day-week-and-6-hour-day-her-country “A four-day work week, a six-hour workday. Why couldn’t it be the next step? Is eight hours really the ultimate truth? I believe people deserve to spend … Continue reading

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11-point Plan for a New Socialism by Mario Candeias

[This article published in Luxemburg December 2019 is translated from the German on the Internet, www.linksnet.de.] The break with the old neoliberal and new authoritarian policies becomes a necessity in the face of the multiple crisis. An impending economic slump … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson and the Long Shadow of Stalinism

The capitalist bourgeoisie needs and defends democracy as a form of social freedom only as long as it is useful to its own class rule. Their understanding of democracy & freedom is structurally limited-only he is a full-fledged human being … Continue reading

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Make Social Democracy Great Again

Erik Olin Wright spoke of smashing, taming, escaping and eroding capitalism as alternatives of a transformational left. We must resist the “selective perception” of the elite that ignores market distortions (tax havens, stock buybacks, micro-second trading and insider trading), market … Continue reading

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