Category Archives: Neoliberalism

The Fairy-tale of the End of the Financial Crisis by David Stein

The Fairy-tale of the End of the Financial Crisis by David Stein, June 1, 2017 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/10/09/18803518.php Between 2008 and 2010, the EU Commission approved state aid of 4.3 trillion euros. The potential crisis of the global economy has grown and … Continue reading

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State Indebtedness as a Power Strategy by Mohssen Massarrat

State Indebtedness as a Power Strategy by Mohssen Massarrat 9/27/2017 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/10/04/18803447.php Contracting debts exploded under neoliberalism since the 1980s – unlike the state debts in the Keynesian era from the 1950s to the 1970s – and produced a structural debt … Continue reading

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Redoing the Demos? An Interview with Wendy Brown

Redoing the Demos? An Interview with Wendy Brown Theory, Culture and Society, June 8, 2017 https://www.theoryculturesociety.org/interview-wendy-brown/ Question 1: In Undoing the Demos (2015), you address the impossibility of radical or emancipatory politics whilst the market is the only source of … Continue reading

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Economic Stagnation and its Mastery by Markus Marterbauer

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/06/22/18800348.php Corporate profits explode while investments stagnate. Public housing declines with privatization. According to neoliberal theory, higher profits lead to greater investments and more jobs. In truth, higher profits lead to greater use of tax havens, companies buying back their … Continue reading

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Neoliberal Austerity Doctrine Leads to Deeper Crisis by Atila Kilic

Neoliberal Austerity Doctrine Leads to Deeper Crisis by Atila Kilic, 11/8/2013 http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/05/22/18799637.php A high state share in the economy, developed social states, and readiness to intervene actively and anti-cyclically prevent falling into a depression. In neoclassicism, high public indebtedness was … Continue reading

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Become a Solidarity Person by Ulrich Duchrow

Become a Solidarity Person by Ulrich Duchrow, April 2006 http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/05/15/18799425.php The majority of the world’s population doesn’t want to know anything about globalized neoliberal capitalism anymore. Many millions are dying in its consequences. Every five seconds a child dies of … Continue reading

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Capitalism in the Faith Crisis

Capitalism in the Faith Crisis by Franz Segbers, 2010 http://la.indymedia.org/news/2017/05/295339.php Trust in the “invisible hand” is a religious exercise ensuring a rule over people that is destructive and deadly. Capital and its multiplication claim an all-determining authority in the religion … Continue reading

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Trump’s “Greatest Tax Reform of History” – A Windfall for Millionaires and Corporations by Conrad Schuhler

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/05/05/18799176.php Under the Trumpian tax reform, the corporate tax rate could fall from 35 to 15%. The drastic reduction of the corporate tax rate will lead to lower tax revenues of $2 trillion in 10 years. The commentary of the … 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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Trumponomics: Failure is Pre-Programmed by Rudolf Hickel

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/04/434620.shtml Macro-economic and ecological connections are simply ignored with the concentration on short-term profit. The planned reduction of corporate taxes from the current 35% to 15 or 20% recalls the Laffer-curve as the basis of Reagan’s fiscal policy error. Additional … Continue reading

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