Category Archives: Reducing Inequality/ Redistribution

The end of the Trump era approaches with every day!

The end of the Trump era approaches with every day! The Trump era is an era when there are no debates, arguments, and hearings on the tax bill, when special interests run riot and private jet owners get tax cuts … Continue reading

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5 Questions on Tax Justice by Elisabeth Massute, Oxfam

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/03/21/18807581.phpto read Elisabeth Massute’s 2017 article, click on https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/03/21/18807581.php Tax justice must be created and tax avoidance stopped to fight inequality and poverty. Apple paid 0.0005% tax on its profits in Ireland – merely 50 euros on a million euros. … 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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Housing is not just another commodity by Friedhelm Hengsbach

Housing is not just another commodity by Friedhelm Hengsbach, 2014 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/03/06/18807182.php Like food, clothing, health, and education, housing is an elementary need. One’s apartment is a place of retreat of the private person, a protective- and creative space of inviolable … Continue reading

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Living Together Differently! by Frank Adloff

Living Together Differently! by Frank Adloff, Feb 2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/03/01/18807069.php Modern politics must fight against excessiveness and inequality. All progress narratives have worn out. The cake will not become larger. The perspective of conviviality aims at abundance, not at tightening belts. … Continue reading

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State investments and the Public Sector

State Investments and the Public Sector by Patrick Schreiner and Kai Eicker-Wolf https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/02/20/18806850.php The public infrastructure is something positive. It is a kind of advance concession, increases the entrepreneurial production potential and lowers the production costs. If state investments are … Continue reading

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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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