Category Archives: Neoliberalism

Europe turn left!

www.europeturnleft.eu Topics overview Introduction into the thematic areas – Europe swing to the right – fight back! – Fortress Europe – refugees welcome! – Neoliberalism in Europe – stop austerity – New social movements in Europe – organize the change … Continue reading

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Without Social Democracy, Capitalism Will Eat Itself by Karin Pettersson

Without Social Democracy, Capitalism Will Eat Itself by Karin Pettersson, Feb 10, 17 https://www.socialeurope.eu/2017/02/without-social-democracy-capitalism-will-eat/ The Golden Age has now been gone longer than it lasted and the world it sprung from doesn’t exist anymore. Once a balance was struck between … Continue reading

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Video: Trump versus Truth by John Oliver, 23 min, 2/12/17

Trump versus Truth John Oliver, Feb 12, 2017, 23 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xecEV4dSAXE Jon Stewart will be back on the air in March!!!

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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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Are the 1930s Returning? and God is Different

Are the 1930s Returning? and God is Different by Paul Mason and Norbert Giebel http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/12/433987.shtml Faith, Soren Kierkegaard said, is the death of the ego and the triumph of the reign of the infinite transcendent God. God is “total help … Continue reading

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The Generations Manifesto, June 2013

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/12/433975.shtml Corrections and comments are welcome. Translation is team-work though the team seems a little out of breath. Neoliberalism turns the world upside down so egoism, avarice, enrichment and ruthlessness become virtues and solidarity, sharing and the social state become … Continue reading

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Low Taxes is an Act of Desperation by Rudolf Hickel

Low Taxes is an Act of Desperation by Rudolf Hickel, 12/14/2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/12/433969.shtml A low business tax can be counterproductive if a deadbeat infrastructure arises through lower state revenues. Ronald Reagan tested this in the US and the result was higher … Continue reading

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Why Mainstream Economists are Responsible for Electing Donald Trump

Why Mainstream Economists are Responsible for Electing Donald Trump by David Ruccio, Nov 2016 http://evonomics.com/mainstream-economists-responsible-electing-donald-trump/ My argument is that, when mainstream economists in the United States embraced and celebrated neoliberalism—both the conservative and “left” versions—they created the conditions for Trump’s … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Meaningless Economic Phrases

The ABCs of Meaningless Economic Phrases by Rudolf Hickel and Heinz J. Bontrup http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433826.shtml The most common myths start from the tax state that burdens the economy, the housework ordered by the state (save,save,save) to the Schwabian housewife prescribing the … Continue reading

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Myth: The Public Service Sector is Inefficient and Much Too Expensive

Sven Hergovich is an Austrian economist who urges rethinking prosperity and the relation of economics and ecology. to read his article “Myth: The Public Service Sector is Inefficient and Much Too Expensive” published in March 2014, click on https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/11/07/18793168.php Privatizations … Continue reading

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