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Free Internet Book: The Neoliberal Crisis, 108pp

Free Internet Book: The Neoliberal Crisis, ed. by Jonathan Rutherford and Sally Davison, 2012, 108pp, published by Soundings http://www.lwbooks.co.uk/ebooks/The_Neoliberal_crisis.pdf A collection of essays that seeks to understand the current financial crisis as a potential moment of rupture in the neoliberal … Continue reading

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Economics is Onesided and Reactionary

The model of the person in economics is the so-called homo oeconomicus who perfectly surveys the market, clearly foresees the future development and then rationally decides upon an action, optimally adjusted to all relevant data, that creates the greatest economic … Continue reading

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Video: “Dark Legacy” (2009) on the Kennedy assassination, 1 hr 20 min

Here’s a link to “Dark Legacy,” a one-hour video on the Kennedy assassination: http://vimeo.com/44581567

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Victory of the Economy over Democracy and the Constitutional State

“The person exists as an end-in-him/herself and not merely as a means… On the other hand, the principle of the worldwide market economy is based on treating persons and their needs as means to the end of profit realization… The … Continue reading

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Learning from Roosevelt and His “New Deal” by Stephan Schulmeister

to read “Learning from Roosevelt: His “New Deal” by the Austrian economic researcher Stephan Schulmeister, click on http://la.indymedia.org/news/2014/07/264745.php In the first phase Roosevelt concentrated in three areas: firstly, the social-psychological side of depression, combating despondency and despair, secondly, the strict … Continue reading

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Austerity Policy as a Momentous Mistake

The IMF’s austerity policy of the last years was misguided. That austerity policy led to intensified growth declines and increasing unemployment and did not reach its goal of permanently calming the financial markets. Public investments could raise economic growth both … Continue reading

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A Post-Keynesian theory of economic policy – filling a void

A Post-Keynesian theory of economic policy – filling a void” by Arne Heise, professor of economics at Hamburg University, 13 pp, March 2008 Arne Heise is a professor of economics at the University of Hamburg. To read “A Post-Keynesian theory … Continue reading

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Why Austerity Kills by Joachim Kasten

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2014/11/428596.shtml Political-economic decisions decide over the life and death of people. These are the misguided decisions of politicians and managers sacrificing people in the US, Russia, Thailand and Greece. The New Deal stands for an effective debt reduction, not only … Continue reading

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Stop the TTIP!

TTIP stands for “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” and is also known as TAFTA, Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement. It is a free trade agreement of 800 million that has been secretly negotiated since June 2013. Corporate groups or multinationals dominate … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Unexpected Crisis and Security by Tobias Straumann and Georg Seesslen

Many knew the rise of housing prices for years had to end some time or other.. Four theses explain why the Fed was not active during the real estate boom: power of lobbyists, market ideology, trust in abstract academic models … Continue reading

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