Category Archives: Political Theory

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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Trumponomics: causes and prospects by L. Randall Wray

The odds on a Trump resignation are 11:10, almost even money – for the sake of the Trump brand! Trumponomics: causes and prospects by L. Randall Wray real-world economics review https://rwer.wordpress.com/2017/03/27/trumponomics-end-globalization-and/ As I wrote in 2012, “Here in the U.S., … Continue reading

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For a Positive Narrative of the Left by Michael Brie

For a Positive Narrative of the Left by Michael Brie, 3/4/17 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/22/18797615.php Whether the dislocations and cyclical crises since 2008 will lead to its final farewell is a question that drives parts of the middle-class and not only the left. … Continue reading

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The Paranoid Style in American Politics by Richard Hofstadter

Trump is determined to reduce government to chaos! http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/3/13/1642640/-Cartoon-Campaign-flashback The Paranoid Style in American Politics by Richard Hofstadter, Harpers, November 1964 http://harpers.org/archive/1964/11/the-paranoid-style-in-american-politics/ “The megalomaniac’s view of oneself as the Elect, wholly good, abominably persecuted, yet assured of ultimate triumph; the … Continue reading

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The Social State and the FDR Rescue

Here are several thoughts from philosophy and theology when the strong winds shake everything but the Wall Street banks. You can watch “Capitalism: A Love Song,” “We’re Not Broke,” “War Made Easy,” “Iraq for Sale,” “War on Whistleblowers,” “Fish Out … 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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Bernie Sanders: “Despair is not an option”

to read the interview with Bernie Sanders published in The Guardian, March 10, 2017, click on https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/10/bernie-sanders-interview-trump-democratic-party-resistance The senator talks about his fight to make the Democratic party more attractive to working-class people – and on taking his progressive populism … Continue reading

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The “Security Conference” – A Fraudulent Labeling by Walter Listl

We say: No more world war fantasies and war preparations. Peace instead of NATO – Human dignity instead of the military – Reason instead of Trump. THE ‘SECURITY CONFERENCE” – A FRAUDULENT LABELING By Walter Listl [This address at the … Continue reading

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Unemployment and Inequality: A Reading Sample

Unemployment and Inequality: A Reading Sample http://la.indymedia.org/news/2017/03/295125.php Oxfam, an international development NGO, decries the “power takeover” by the rich and the fattest moneybags for manipulating the political system, introducing unfair rules of the game to their favor, to pay lower … Continue reading

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Who Says It Can’t Happen Here? by Harvey Kaye

We have endured 40 years of creeping authoritarianism and it now appears that it may run right over democracy. We must resist and act in solidarity. Who Says It Can’t Happen Here? by Harvey Kaye to read Harvey Kaye’s article … Continue reading

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