Category Archives: Neoliberalism

Video: Thomas Frank: Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society, 58 min

Video: Thomas Frank, Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society, CSpan, June 27, 2018, 58 min https://www.c-span.org/video/?447453-2/rendezvous-oblivion# This is what society looks like when the glue fails, a time of cascading collapse, a golden age of corruption when the … Continue reading

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Against Market Radicalism

Against Market Radicalism by Christa Luft, 2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/06/18816770.php Capitalism is not “the end of history” as the American Francis Fukuyama postulated in 1992. The system question is open! Nothing raises the system question as clearly as capital itself. The economy … Continue reading

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Capitalism and Worldwide Inequality

Capitalism and Worldwide Inequality by Conrad Schuhler and Thomas Fromm, 2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/01/18816686.php Thomas Piketty’s motto “Inequality is always a problem when it is excessive” introduces the new World Inequality Report. The inequalities of income and wealth swell globally and in … Continue reading

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Amazon, the Elephant in the Bookshop

Amazon, the Elephant in the Bookshop by Attac Germany and the Alternative Economic Policy study group in Bremen, Germany, 2018 and 2010 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/26/18816019.php Amazon is one of many examples of a gigantic problem. International corporations shirk from contributing their just … Continue reading

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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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