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“Believing without Seeing” by Margot Kassmann, December 2003

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/12/277205.shtml “Faith is a gift. But faith is also sought and gained by struggling with doubt. For the disciples or the people who want to follow Jesus today, faith is based on the venture of entrusting oneself.” Margot Kasemann is … Continue reading

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THEME TIME RADIO – www.dylanradio.com www.themetimeradio.com

Theme Time radio – www.dylanradio.com www.themetimeradio.com April 14, 14 Episode 100: Goodbye Posted on April 7, 2014 213 by ThemeTime 230 Posted in Season 3, Theme Time Radio Hour . Standard Podcast Play in Popup “It’s one thing to make … Continue reading

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The Neoliberal Model: Profits without Investments by Nikolaus Kowall, March 25,14

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2014/04/426931.shtml According to the neoliberal myth, higher profits would lead to more investments and more jobs. In truth, higher profits lead to corporations buying back their stock and speculation on foreign currencies. The 2000s and 2010s were marked by low … Continue reading

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Ideas for the Struggle, 16pp

Marta Harnecker is originally from Chile, where she participated in the revolutionary process of 1970-1973. She has written extensively on the Cuban Revolution and on the nature of socialist democracy. She now lives in Caracas and is a participant in … Continue reading

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The neoliberal model means profits without investments. This is true for Germany, Europe and especially the US (cf. Nikolaus Kowall). Profit-making is different than profit-maximizing. Studying economics today is like brainwashing (cf. Ulrich Thielemann). Economics must be embedded in society; … Continue reading

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James Galbraith, Joseph Stiglitz and Gunter Grzega

to read Gunter Grzega’s “Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization” published in March 2014, click on http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2014/04/426892.shtml “The state is consciously weakened to speed up the redistribution from bottom to top because that corresponds to the dogmas of the neoliberal ideology.” … Continue reading

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Free Internet Book: “Restoring Shared Prosperity”

“Restoring Shared Prosperity” is a 211 page book edited by Thomas Palley and Gustav Horn, January 2014, Enjoy! http://www.thomaspalley.com/docs/research/restoring_shared_prosperity.pdf

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Quotations by John Kenneth Galbraith

Quotations by John Kenneth Galbraith Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists. Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the … Continue reading

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TTIP: A Transatlantic Constitution of Corporations? by Pia Engelhardt and Peter Fuchs of the Corporate Europe Observatory, 2/14/2014

The TTIP, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, endangers the economics, health and food policies of countries beyond the EU and the US. The Investor-State Settlement mechanism gives corporations the same status as nation states. Sovereignty is sacrificed to protection and … Continue reading

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In the Whirlpool of Deregulation

The economy changed from real- to finance capitalism since the 1970s. This was not an accidental development. The economic researcher Stephan Schulmeister sees a pattern where deregulation regularly created problems that were fought with more deregulation. IN THE WHIRLPOOL OF … Continue reading

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