Category Archives: 2011

The Consequences of a Trump Shock by Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson, a former chief economist of the IMF, is a professor at MIT Sloan, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and co-founder of a leading economics blog, The Baseline Scenario. He is the co-author, with … Continue reading

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The Crises of Today’s Economy by Ulrike Herrmann and Stephan Schulmeister

The Crises of Today’s Economy by Ulrike Herrmann and Stephan Schulmeister http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/09/433137.shtml Struggling for basic rights through middle-class revolutions and for the social state through workers’ movements are the most important examples of the emancipation process. The market is not … Continue reading

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Flipping the Democratic Convention like Pancakes

The Sanders landslide was flipped into a Clinton victory. Read the 99-page report from electionjusticeUSA.org. Election Justice – Protecting your voice in Democracy! electionjustice.net The warmonger repeated lies about Saddam having weapons of mass destruction and then nuclear weapons. The … Continue reading

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Non-Profits versus Profit Maximization: For a New Social Housing Policy

to read the articles by Heidrun Bluhm and Andrej Holm translated from the German, click on http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/06/432565.shtml Cooperation and competition strengthen each other. Creating a non-profit or cooperative housing sector is the only remedy to gentrification and commodification as rental … Continue reading

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TTIP and CETA Must Be Prevented

Under TTIP, TPP and TiSA, corporations can sue states for lost profits. The German Judges Union calls additional protection of foreign investors “nonsense” that undermines democracy and the constitutional state and could lead to an avalanche of lawsuits and the … Continue reading

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Tax Havens: Threat for Public Budgets by Sven Giegold

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/04/431999.shtml The common good is abused. The struggle against tax havens is a struggle for the rule of law and democracy. Apple, Google, Amazon, Boeing, GE and scores of other corporations shift tens of billions of taxable profits to tax … Continue reading

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Energy for tomorrow, 15 pp

Energy for tomorrow, 15 pp Markus Vogt Energy for tomorrow Perspectives of the transition to a post-fossil economy This article has been published in the series “Church and Society”, as no. 387, edited by the Catholic Centre of Social Sciences … Continue reading

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Why are the Lambs Silent? by Rainer Mausfeld

Why are the Lambs Silent? by Rainer Mausfeld, Jan 18, 2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/02/431754.shtml Techniques – fragmentation and propaganda – make serious violations of moral norms by the ruling elites morally and cognitively invisible to the population. With many examples, professor Mausfeld … Continue reading

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Neoliberal Indoctrination by Rainer Mausfeld

Neoliberal Indoctrination by Rainer Mausfeld, January 2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/02/431734.shtml Neoliberalism tells the poor and weak that they are responsible for their misery. The true extent of social poverty barely reaches the public. A re-feudalization bomb rages and investors seek privatizing the … Continue reading

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Ignoring the Limits

to read the articles by Sonja Fercher and Georg Feigt, click on http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/02/431720.shtml This crisis is only another warning shot of the current economic system and could offer a unique window of opportunity to leave behind the neoliberal path of … Continue reading

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