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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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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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US Economy: False Diagnoses and False Solutions by Helke Buchter

US Economy: False Diagnoses and False Solutions by Helke Buchter, translated from the German in Die Zeit, August 2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/09/433076.shtml Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s economic plans are too simplistic. Innovations and ideas are lacking. Many people despair. American can … Continue reading

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The state should represent the public interest

The state should represent the public interest but special interests or private interests seem to be in the driver’s seat with privatization, deregulation, liberalized markets, speculation, tax havens, and corporate tax evasion. In “Escape from Freedom,” Erich Fromm explained that … Continue reading

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FDR’s First 100 Days by Horst Dippel

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/05/432417.shtml This reading sample of “A History of the US” is translated from the German. The Works Progress Administration created 651K miles of highway, 124K bridges, 8K parks and 125K public buildings including 41K schools. In the US of Amnesia, … Continue reading

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The arc of history bends toward justice!

The arc of history bends toward justice (MLK). The welcoming tradition is part of American history, not only the traditions of fear and personal enrichment. The one thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history. The … Continue reading

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Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization

Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization by Gunter Grzega and Myth: Public Services Sector is More Inefficient by Sven Hergovicth https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/11/25/18780329.php In the 1960s the average holding time for stocks was 10 years. Now the holding time is not 9 months … Continue reading

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The Useful State

The Useful State by Robert Misik, July 10, 2015 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2015/09/430546.shtml “With slogans like “Less State, More Private,” the state was run down for years. Neoliberal ideology managed to present it as a bureaucratic monster that lives off the economy with … Continue reading

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8 PROPOSALS ON TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS (TNCs) AND HUMAN RIGHTS Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity, www.tni.org June 2015, 7 pp https://www.tni.org/files/publication-downloads/written-contribution-of-the-global-campaign.pdf “…In conformity with the United Nations Charter, the future legally binding international instrument must reaffirm that … Continue reading

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700 Free Movies

Without vision, the people perish. The future could be full of community centers, exchanging roles, free Internet books and reduced working hours if we could shift from quantitative to qualitative growth, from building stories on office buildings to telling stories, … Continue reading

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