Category Archives: Reducing Inequality/ Redistribution

Post-capitalist Perspectives

Post-capitalist Perspectives by Raul Zelik, 1/29/17 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/15/18816917.php Capitalism is winning to death. The exit from the overheated machine of capitalism represents an enormous challenge. We cannot avoid the question about common property in the search for social alternatives. Can greater … Continue reading

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Surveying Utopia: Raul Zelik and Elmar Altvater (2012)

https://www.raulzelik.net/english-texts/369-surveying-utopia https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/01/03/18704055.php Raul Zelik and Elmar Altvater discuss the nature of utopia, economics, how growth and work became fetishes, how what is rational in micro-economics can become irrational in macro-economics, time prosperity, how the financial crisis shows the self-destructiveness of … Continue reading

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Mapping the Resistance, May 2018, 28 pp

Mapping the Resistance by Ethan Young, May 2018, 28 pp http://www.rosalux-nyc.org/wp-content/files_mf/young_mappingtheresistance_eng51.pdf The 2016 election and one year in office for Donald Trump have resulted in an intensifying polarization in mainstream US politics. A many -sided attack is underway on democracy … Continue reading

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The System Question as a Survival Question

The System Question as a Survival Question by Tomasz Konicz, April 21, 2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/07/18/18816517.php A fundamental social alternative to the permanent capitalist chaos is sought. A rational social discourse on system alternatives would be an antidote to populism and to … Continue reading

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Social Policy as Social Infrastructure

Social Policy as Social Infrastructure by Joachim Hirsch, 2003 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/07/12/18816437.php Work and income must be uncoupled. In Germany, thanks to higher productivity and info-technology, 30% more was produced from 1970-2010 with 30% fewer workers. The state should represent the public … Continue reading

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Interview with Social Philosopher Friedhelm Hengsbach

Interview with Social Philosopher Friedhelm Hengsbach, 2014 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/07/05/18816326.php The financial markets have uncoupled from the real economy since the middle of the 1970s. Politicians listen and react to every sound from the financial sector. The state allows itself to be … Continue reading

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Alternative Federal Budget (Canada), 156 pp

Alternative Federal Budget – Feb 2018, 156 pp from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National%20Office/2018/02/Alternative_Federal_Budget2018.pdf For more than two decades, the Alternative Federal Budget has provided a blueprint for sustainable and equitable growth in Canada. When successive federal governments … Continue reading

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China’s 6.9% Growth: The Superiority of the Plan by Fred Schmid

China’s 6.9% Growth: The Superiority of the Plan by Fred Schmid, 1/28/2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/05/08/18809039.php China has brought hundreds of millions out of poverty thanks to the opening of the economy. In 1978, 90% of the 800 million Chinese lived below the … Continue reading

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Happy Cinco de Mayo and Happy 200th birthday of Karl Marx!

Bonhoeffer and Kierkegaard offer indispensable perspectives on history and human possibility. Bonhoeffer said the ultimate is the goal of the penultimate and that the language of proclamation enters crossway to the language of time. We are living in late-stage capitalism … Continue reading

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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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