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Death and taxes. The global tax race to the bottom is about to begin

Death and taxes. The global tax race to the bottom is about to begin by James S. Henry, The American Interest, Dec 21, 2017 https://www.the-american-interest.com/2017/12/21/ladies-gentlemen-take-places/ t may be a long time before we fully understand all the implications of the … Continue reading

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The Perfect Totalitarian Rule: Orwell

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/01/435432.shtml The security state is different from the constitutional state and is marked by generalized fear, de-politization and forms without substance. In 1984, Orwell warned of totalitarianism where the past was erased and the Party created a new language. The … Continue reading

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New constitutionalism and world order – Stephen Gill, 10 pp

New constitutionalism and world order: general introduction by Stephen Gill and A. Claire Cutler, 2014, 10 pp http://assets.cambridge.org/97811070/53694/excerpt/9781107053694_excerpt.pdf New constitutionalism and world order 1. We are living in an era in which there is a neo-liberal redefinition of the political … Continue reading

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Facing a Possible State of Emergency by Peter Schaar

Facing a Possible State of Emergency by Peter Schaar, 9/27/2017 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/10/02/18803386.php The danger of authoritarian “solutions” grows when the constitutional state is dismantled, undermined or suspended.” This warning was made by the former data protectionist Peter Schaar who published the … Continue reading

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The US Superpower is Dangerous

The US Superpower is Dangerous by Albrecht Mueller, Dirk Eckert, Gunter Pleuger and Lutz Herden, September 20, 2017 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/09/25/18803182.php Wars and threats of war are violations of the UN Charter. In his speech to the General Assembly, Trump was the … Continue reading

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The World at Risk under Trump by Heribert Prantl

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/09/18/18802977.php The US president sounds like a warmonger. When will the inflammatory words trigger a nuclear chain reaction? The Roman emperor Caligula could help in understanding Trump. He allegedly awarded his horse a permanent seat in the Senate. As an … Continue reading

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After the Hurricanes by Joseph E. Stiglitz

Hurricane Harvey, followed quickly by Irma, left in its wake upended lives and enormous property damage, estimated by some at $150-180 billion. But the pummeling that America received also raise deep questions about its economic system and politics. to read … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is an Extreme Narcissist by Hans-Jurgen Wirth

Hans-Jurgen Wirth, b. 1951, is a psychoanalyst with his own practice, a professor of psychoanalytic social psychology in Frankfurt and a publisher. His most important book is “Narcissism and Power” (2002). http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/09/435041.shtml Not a day passes on which Donald Trump … Continue reading

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The Madness of Caligula

According to the German editor Heribert Prantl, Caligula showed his madness by appointing a goat to his seat in the Roman senate. His successor burned all his decrees and orders. The Madness of Caligula http://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/madness-caligula-00 The story of Caligula is … Continue reading

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Why Tax Cuts for the Rich Solve Nothing by Joseph Stiglitz

Why Tax Cuts for the Rich Solve Nothing by Joseph E. Stiglitz, July 27, 2017 https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/tax-cuts-for-the-rich-solve-nothing-by-joseph-e–stiglitz-2017-07 Although America’s right-wing plutocrats may disagree about how to rank the country’s major problems – for example, inequality, slow growth, low productivity, opioid addiction, … Continue reading

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