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E-Book “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” only $3.99 until June 4

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/627516 coupon code PU68W This is a 159-page eBook with Austrian, Swiss, Polish and German critical economists. Mainstream trickle-down economics is helpless in reversing exploding inequality or precarious work. Enjoy the feast! Celebrate your independence! A Future-Friendly Economics is Possible … Continue reading

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Competition Ideology and Power Reality by Heinz-J. Bontrup

Competition Ideology and Power Reality by Heinz-J. Bontrup https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/05/01/18799000.php Competition cannot be an end-in-itself. Uncontrolled private power leads to misuse.Uncontrolled competition increasingly destroys itself through concentration and centralization processes and does not guarantee any optimal economic and social development. People … Continue reading

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Private Enterprise Committed to Social Interests by Joachim Beerhorst

Private Enterprise Committed to Social Interests interview with Joachim Beerhorst, March 2017 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/04/434546.shtml Social needs like energy- and water supply, the waste industry, education, senior pensions and health care are better solved publically than privately. While economic democracy is not … Continue reading

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Video: “Forget Shorter Showers,” 11 min

Video: “Forget Shorter Showers,” 2015, 11 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2TbrtCGbhQ

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Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority

Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority by the Institute of the Solidarity Modern https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/15/18796513.php The Brexit vote and the American presidential election have dramatically accelerated the crises of classical neoliberal policy. The exit from neoliberalism can only … Continue reading

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Rethinking Economic Policy! by Till van Treeck, Fabian Lindner and others

Rethinking Economic Policy! by Till van Treeck, Fabian Lindner and others http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434200.shtml The economic crisis calls for social-democratic answers. The fading mass purchasing power (in Germany) is due to the increasing inequality of income and wealth. Deregulation promotes social problems … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Post-Materialists!

On BookTV, Jean Twenge, author of “The Narcissism Epidemic,” warns that the cult of specialiness was thought to be the ladder to corporate success and turned out to be anti-social. https://www.c-span.org/video/?286496-1/narcissism-epidemic Possessions can possess us more than we possess them. … Continue reading

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The Civilization Crisis: Post-Factual Criticism of Politics by Rudolf Hickel

The Civilization Crisis: Post-Factual Criticism of Politics by Rudolf Hickel http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434088.shtml In Trumponomics, falling tax rates for businesses should increase tax revenues. When businesses do not invest, the tax gifts lead to lower state spending and higher state debts at … Continue reading

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The Good Life for All – A Useful Utopia by Alexandra Strickner

The Good Life for All – A Useful Utopia by Alexandra Strickner, Dec 14, 2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434028.shtml What institutions and infrastructures are needed so all people can lead good lives? Good lives demand more than consumption paid with money. The commons-what … Continue reading

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May the New Year Be Full of Good Surprises!

Celebrate the New Year with the 159-page eBook “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” by Marc Batko, Smashwords ($3.99)! Mainstream trickle-down economics is helpless in countering exploding inequality and precarious work. Austrian, Swiss, Polish and German critical economists could help us find … Continue reading

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