Category Archives: Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism – A Symbiotic Pair

Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism – A Symbiotic Pair by Sebastian Dittrich, grin.com https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/10/18815568.php Rightwing populist parties mix the conventional rightwing authoritarian political style with neoliberal economic ideas emphasizing the free unregulated market and the sleek but strong state. For Hayek, a … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism or New Freedom for Corporations

Neoliberalism or New Freedom for Corporations by Elrich Spangenberger, 2010 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/06/18815519.php “The interests of merchants always differ from public interests. As a rule, they are interested in deceiving and misusing the general public” (Adam Smith). Keynes established that the market … Continue reading

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Work and Digitalization and A Corpse Governs Society

On the 2018 Day of Labor, many were worried. No one can deny digitalization affects work. Artificial intelligence greatly changes professions and whole branches. Well-paid jobs become scarcer. Rebuilding the social state seems necessary for demographic and digitalization reasons. Capital’s … Continue reading

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Unemployment and New Ways by Jessica von Haeseler

Unemployment and New Ways by Jessica von Haeseler https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/03/26/18807867.php The rise of unemployment worldwide has reached unparalleled dimensions. In 1999, 700 million were affected. The neoliberal economic theory promotes the prosperity of the rich, not society as a whole. Profit … Continue reading

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Crisis 2.0: A Policy for the 99% by Hans Baumann

Crisis 2.0: A Policy for the 99% by Hans Baumann, Beat Ringer, Hans Schappi and Johannes Wickli, 2011 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/03/14/18807372.phpThe capital surpluses are a constant source of speculative waves and manoevers regarding securities and currencies..The crisis of state finances is mainly … Continue reading

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Taxes and human rights by the Tax Justice Network

Taxes and human rights by the Tax Justice Network, 2013 http://www.l4bb.org/reports/taxes_human_rights.pdf Home 1. The state should represent the public interest and yet has become the “errand boy of the banks” (Bill Moyers). 2. The social contract means protecting and strengthening … Continue reading

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The poor need a strong state

The US imports twice as much as it exports and has run an annual trade deficit around $500-600 billion since 2000. But we’re much better at finding fault with others! Winner take all, hire and fire and the right of … Continue reading

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Trump Signs Massive Spending Bill as Stock Market Tanks

Maybe Trump should be called the bankruptcy president taking billions from K-12! Corporate wealth at the expense of the future! The $6 or $8 billion should be returned to HUD. Only hypocrites and scoundrels would punish public housing, an achievement … Continue reading

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Zombie Capitalism by Chris Harman

Chris Harman is a leader of the Socialist Workers Party in the UK. to read his book published by Haymarket Books in 2010, click on https://archive.org/stream/pdfy-kvzhB4k4AcAT-7iA/Zombie%20Capitalism%20-%20Chris%20Harman_djvu.txt “We live in an unstable world, and the instability is going to increase. It … Continue reading

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A Year of Trump and Right-wing Populism

A Year of Trump and Right-wing Populism by Conrad Schuhler, January 2018 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/02/435486.shtml In the GOP tax bill, $5 trillion is given to households with over $1 million income. Seniors, the poor, children and students are attacked. The severe cuts … Continue reading

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