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Philosophical Reflections on the Economic Crisis by Marc Batko

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Economic Stagnation and its Mastery by Markus Marterbauer

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/06/22/18800348.php Corporate profits explode while investments stagnate. Public housing declines with privatization. According to neoliberal theory, higher profits lead to greater investments and more jobs. In truth, higher profits lead to greater use of tax havens, companies buying back their … Continue reading

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The President as Businessman by Rudolf Hickel

The President as Businessman by Rudolf Hickel, blaetter.de, June 2017 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/06/434862.shtml Trump’s gigantic tax cuts will only benefit the rich. State indebtedness increases on account of neoliberal fiscal policy, not through infrastructure investments. Revenue losses of over six trillion dollars … Continue reading

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The Great Trump Show

The Great Trump Show by Daniel Leisegang, blaetter.de http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/06/11/18800091.php The bizarre billionaire becomes an epic disaster when regulation is demonized, social necessities like food stamps and Medicaid are cut in the hundreds of billions and taxes for corporations may be … Continue reading

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Trump’s “Greatest Tax Reform of History” – A Windfall for Millionaires and Corporations by Conrad Schuhler

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/05/05/18799176.php Under the Trumpian tax reform, the corporate tax rate could fall from 35 to 15%. The drastic reduction of the corporate tax rate will lead to lower tax revenues of $2 trillion in 10 years. The commentary of the … Continue reading

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Video: Trump versus Truth by John Oliver, 23 min, 2/12/17

Trump versus Truth John Oliver, Feb 12, 2017, 23 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xecEV4dSAXE Jon Stewart will be back on the air in March!!!

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The ABCs of Meaningless Economic Phrases

The ABCs of Meaningless Economic Phrases by Rudolf Hickel and Heinz J. Bontrup http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433826.shtml The most common myths start from the tax state that burdens the economy, the housework ordered by the state (save,save,save) to the Schwabian housewife prescribing the … Continue reading

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Ethics and the Profit System: Global Change of Values Necessary

Ethics and the Profit System: Global Change of Values Necessary by Conrad Schuhler, Sept 25, 2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/10/433433.shtml Profit-making is not profit-maximizing. From the magic word profit-mongering is derived the absurd unequal distribution of wealth, the cheating of consumers, the exploitation … Continue reading

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Our Neoliberal Nightmare: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Why the Wealthy Win Every Time

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/36376-our-neoliberal-nightmare-hillary-clinton-donald-trump-and-why-the-wealthy-win-every-time?tmpl=component&print=1 Anis Shivani’s article published in truth-out.org on June 10, 2016: “Absent the neoliberal framework, we simply cannot grasp what is good or bad for citizens under Cruz versus Trump, or Clinton versus Sanders, or Clinton versus Trump, away from … Continue reading

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The state should represent the public interest

The risk managers turned out to be the risk creators! The goat pretended to be the gardener! Corporatists turn private risks into public risks and put the cart in front of the horse and wonder at the destruction! Bernie could … Continue reading

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