Category Archives: Reducing Inequality/ Redistribution

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 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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Video: “Forget Shorter Showers,” 11 min

Video: “Forget Shorter Showers,” 2015, 11 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2TbrtCGbhQ

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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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Rethinking Economic Policy! by Till van Treeck, Fabian Lindner and others

Rethinking Economic Policy! by Till van Treeck, Fabian Lindner and others http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434200.shtml The economic crisis calls for social-democratic answers. The fading mass purchasing power (in Germany) is due to the increasing inequality of income and wealth. Deregulation promotes social problems … Continue reading

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The Descent Society by Oliver Nachtwey

The Descent Society by Oliver Nachtwey http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434163.shtml A society of social descent, precariousness and polarization has emerged out of the society of ascent and social integration. For a long while, the pillars of social integration have been eroding and crashes … Continue reading

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What is Living and What is Dead in Social Democracy? by Tony Judt

Tony Judt and William Beveridge were great progressives and crusaders for the social state. In the US, the middle class benefited enormously in the postwar years from subsidized housing and subsidized education. Why is it we have such difficulty even … Continue reading

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The Good Life for All – A Useful Utopia by Alexandra Strickner

The Good Life for All – A Useful Utopia by Alexandra Strickner, Dec 14, 2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434028.shtml What institutions and infrastructures are needed so all people can lead good lives? Good lives demand more than consumption paid with money. The commons-what … Continue reading

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Public Risks, Private Profits, and Prosperity

Public Risks, Private Profits, and Prosperity by the Association for Plural Economics and Sven Hergovich http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433779.shtml All personal and corporate achievements are based on state investments in roads, schools, hospitals, community centers, airwaves, food safety, and water quality. The Apples … Continue reading

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Myth: The Public Service Sector is Inefficient and Much Too Expensive

Sven Hergovich is an Austrian economist who urges rethinking prosperity and the relation of economics and ecology. to read his article “Myth: The Public Service Sector is Inefficient and Much Too Expensive” published in March 2014, click on https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/11/07/18793168.php Privatizations … Continue reading

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