Category Archives: Reducing Inequality/ Redistribution

The Future as Transformation by Birgit Mahnkopf

The Future as Transformation by Birgit Mahnkopf, Luxemburg 2/2015 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/01/435478.shtml There is no future with present-day capitalism. Capitalism stands for a movement of endless profit-making. Only a radical breach with the capitalist accumulation dynamic can nurture the hope of a … Continue reading

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Liberalization of Public Service: A Democratic Achievement is Subjected to the Rules of Competition by Christine Wicht and Carsten Lenz

Trump turns away from everything touched by Obama and paves the way to the Dark Age. Will this be the 11th century when illiteracy and narcissism are accepted and not overcome? Here’s a link to “Liberalization of the Public Services” … Continue reading

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America Reacts to a Low-Point by Daniel Haufler

America Reacts to a Low-Point by Daniel Haufler, 12/13/2017 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/01/435456.shtml With Doug Jones’ victory in the Alabama senate race, the end of the Trump era moved a little closer. Alabama’s citizens set a sign of resistance. The left and moderates … Continue reading

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Is Economic Speculation a Form of Structural Violence? by Rene Steenbock

Is Economic Speculation a Form of Structural Violence? by Rene Steenbock, 2013, grin.com http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/01/435451.shtml According to neoclassical economic theory, the financial markets always return to equilibrium. Problems only occur because of state intervention. The 2008 financial crisis should never have … Continue reading

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Poverty Returns with Misguided Policy by Franz Segbers, 62 pages

Poverty Returns with Misguided Policy by Franz Segbers https://www.smashwords.com/cart/add/774250 POVERTY IS POLITICALLY INTENDED AND ECONOMICALLY CAUSED AND IS NOT A NATURAL PHENOMENON Poverty in a rich country is the result of political decisions and is not a natural phenomenon. Poverty … Continue reading

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Video: “Franklin D. Roosevelt,” 1 hr 17 min

to watch the interview with historian Robert Dallek from Dec 5, 2017, click on https://www.c-span.org/video/?438138-1/franklin-d-roosevelt FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT A Political Life By Robert Dallek 679 pp. Viking. $40 Franklin Roosevelt’s Story Is Worth Telling Again and Again By DAVID NASAW … Continue reading

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So the Yoke Becomes Easier and Capitalism Criticism 2.0

So the Yoke Becomes Easier and Capitalism Criticism 2.0 by Bernhard Emunds and Volkhard Mosler https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/12/28/18805543.php God has decreed definitively: salvation and life in abundance for people – not punishment and destruction. This new life begins with the emaciated and … Continue reading

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May the New Year be full of good surprises!

Arguing with a Trump supporter is like arguing with a pigeon who leaves its dropping on the plate, flies away and says it’s made America great again! Polish saying: You can make fish soup out of an aquarium but can’t … Continue reading

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Sharing, not Killing

Sharing, not Killing by Friedhelm Hengsbach https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/12/22/18805437.php Refused sharing and rediscovery of sharing are signs of this time. “This economy kills.” So Pope Francis judges socio-economic conditions. Immigrants aren’t the cause of inequality or trickle-down mythology. Taxing the rich is … Continue reading

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Tax Evasion and Inequality, Oct 6, 2017, 59 pp

Tax Evasion and Inequality by Annette Alstadsaeter, Niels Johannesen and Gabriel Zucman (UC Berkeley), Oct 6, 2017, 59 pp https://gabriel-zucman.eu/files/AJZ2017.pdf 1 Introduction The size and distribution of tax evasion is a source of sustained interest and controversy among the public. … Continue reading

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