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The Driving Force of Global Inequality: Tax Avoidance

The Driving Force of Global Inequality: Tax Avoidance by Gabriel Zucman, Harald Schumann and Fabio De Masi, November 2017 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/11/21/18804700.php Behind closed doors, a powerful industry has developed worldwide since the 1980s. Business groups assign profits to different subsidiary firms … Continue reading

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Who Owns the Wealth in Tax Havens?

to read the report by Gabriel Zucman and others published in September 2017, click on http://gabriel-zucman.eu/files/AJZ2017b.pdf

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Unemployment and Inequality: A Reading Sample

Unemployment and Inequality: A Reading Sample http://la.indymedia.org/news/2017/03/295125.php Oxfam, an international development NGO, decries the “power takeover” by the rich and the fattest moneybags for manipulating the political system, introducing unfair rules of the game to their favor, to pay lower … Continue reading

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The Rebirth of the One-Thousandth Society

The Rebirth of the One-Thousandth Society by Austrian economists Matthias Schnetzer and Markus Marterbauer http://la.indymedia.org/news/2015/01/267199.php The richest thousandth (0.1%) increased their share in the total wealth very intensely since the 1980s. Their share – 22% – is as much as … Continue reading

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The Meme Wars, The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics, 408 pp

to read the free 408 page Internet book by Kalle Lasn, Adbusters, click on http://kickitover.org/economics-textbook/ Manfred Max-Neef is at pp.88-93. Kick It Over CLIMATE CHAOS. ESCALATING INEQUALITY. FINANCIAL VOLATILITY. Multiplying real-world disasters sprung from the fantasy world of neoclassical economics … Continue reading

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No Redistribution Without the Social State and Distribution Debate Picks Up Speed

to read the translated articles by Norman Wagner and Matthais Schnetzer, visit http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2014/10/428387.shtml In Austria, 30% of the gross domestic product is spent on social services (not including education spending)… Since the 1990s, social security has been increasingly discussed as … Continue reading

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Thomas Piketty’s 1-hour 2014 Presentation

to hear Thomas Piketty’s 1-hour 2014 presentation on inequality of incomes and assets, click on http://mediapage.rtcnow.com/event/akwien/140704-piketty/en

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Video: Capital in the 21st Century, 1hr 30min

to watch the 1hr 30 min presentation by Thomas Piketty, click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=heOVJM2JZxI#t=0 Joe Stiglitz And Paul Krugman On ‘Capital In The Twenty-First Century’ The French economist Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics) discussed his new book ‘Capital in the … Continue reading

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