Category Archives: Reducing Inequality/ Redistribution

Stop Trump’s tax plan by John Harvey

Stop President Trump’s tax plan Petitioning Economists by John Harvey, prof of economics, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, United States https://www.change.org/p/economists-stop-president-trump-s-tax-plan?recruiter=552142463&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition Stop President Trump’s tax plan. John Harvey Fort Worth, United States An Open Letter to the U.S. Congress: The … Continue reading

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The Right to the City and the Greed of the Rich

The Right to the City and the Greed of the Rich by Julia Lis and Michael Hartmann http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/12/435333.shtml Thanks to everyone who resisted the GOP tax giveaway! Unlike the security state, the constitutional state should mean compromises, negotiations, concessions, and … Continue reading

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On Health Care and So Much More, the Nordics Show that Equality Works

On Health Care and So Much More, the Nordics Show that Equality Works by George Lakey Forget the Nordic diet. Try the Nordic tax plan. French, Japanese, and Scandinavian people don’t live longer because they eat more nutritious food. They … Continue reading

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“How the Bewildered Herd is Kept on Course” by Rainer Mausfeld

“How the Bewildered Herd is Kept on Course” by Rainer Mausfeld, October 2017 I want to share several insights from the psychologist Rainer Mausfeld in his recent lecture “How the Bewildered Herd is Kept on Course”: 1) Social antagonism is … Continue reading

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Republicans against the Poor and the Sick

Republicans the Poor and the Sick by Detlef Umbach and Constanz Weinberg, Oct 24, 2017 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/11/435282.shtml The US is experiencing a dramatic deterioration of its public health. President Trump is trying to make the ACA “implode” through decrees. The insured … Continue reading

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“The Public Trust Doctrine,” Wealth Inequality, and Iraq

“The Public Trust Doctrine,” Gabriel Zucman, and Sebastian Plappert “The Public Trust Doctrine” by Mary Wood, 14 pp https://law.uoregon.edu/images/uploads/entries/FINAL_PDF_For_DISTRIBUTION_Encyclopedia_Public_Trust1.pdf Why did the USA invade Iraq? by Sabastian Plappert http://www.grin.com/en/e-book/154621/why-did-the-usa-invade-iraq Wealth Inequality in the US since 1913 by Gabriel Zucman, May … Continue reading

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In Praise of Taxes by Nicola Liebert

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/10/435182.shtml Our tax system promotes private wealth and impoverishes the community. Even if no one pays them gladly, most are aware taxes int he interest of the community are sensible. “Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society,” said … Continue reading

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The Democrats must draft an alternative tax bill!

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/10/05/lets-talk-about-what-we-really-want-tax-reform Do we live in the Humpty Dumpty world – where words mean what he says they mean? The Republican $4.2 trillion tax bill is sadism, greed, and chaos. Trillions are cut from Medicaid and Medicare; savage cuts are made … Continue reading

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The 4th Estate is not For the State

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now has said the media is the 4th estate, not “for the state.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer, pastor and theologian put to death by the Nazis in 1944 and the highest name in Germany, said the ultimate is … Continue reading

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Why Tax Cuts for the Rich Solve Nothing by Joseph Stiglitz

Why Tax Cuts for the Rich Solve Nothing by Joseph E. Stiglitz, July 27, 2017 https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/tax-cuts-for-the-rich-solve-nothing-by-joseph-e–stiglitz-2017-07 Although America’s right-wing plutocrats may disagree about how to rank the country’s major problems – for example, inequality, slow growth, low productivity, opioid addiction, … Continue reading

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