Debate: Basic Income: A Way Forward for the Left?

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Socialist Project on Apr 15, 2017

The idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) has been championed by both progressives and conservatives. Not everyone on the left, however, is behind the idea. Is the UBI a means of redistributing wealth, attacking poverty and protecting workers from technological displacement? Or will basic income serve to advance an agenda of austerity and privatization?

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Which Is Safer, a Public Bank or a Private Bank? by Ellen Brown + The Savings and Stability of Public Banking by Ralph Nader

For All Debts...

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
April 11, 2017

Phil Murphy, the leading Democratic candidate for governor of New Jersey, has made a state-owned bank a centerpiece of his campaign. He says the New Jersey bank would “take money out of Wall Street and put it to work for New Jersey – creating jobs and growing the economy [by] using state deposits to finance local investments … and … support billions of dollars of critical investments in infrastructure, small businesses, and student loans – saving our residents money and returning all profits to the taxpayers.”

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Michael Hudson: Running a Government Like a Business Means Dismantling Government

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with Michael Hudson
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Michael Hudson
April 7, 2017

TheRealNews on Apr 7, 2017

Trump and Kushner say that the government should be run like a business, but that would mean eliminating regulations and expenses that benefit the people says Michael Hudson.

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How Bankers Became the Top Exploiters of the Economy by Michael Hudson

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by Michael Hudson
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Michael Hudson
March 28, 2017

The Next System Project’s Adam Simpson sat down with renowned economist and economic historian Michael Hudson to discuss economic deceptions old and new. Michael Hudson is Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and a prolific writer about the global economy and predatory financial practices. Among his latest books are Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy and its follow-up J is for Junk Economics: A Guide to Reality in an Age of Deception.

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Trump is Obama’s Legacy. Will this Break up the Democratic Party? by Michael Hudson

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Hudson, March 23, 2017
March 26, 2017

Nobody yet can tell whether Donald Trump is an agent of change with a specific policy in mind, or merely a catalyst heralding an as yet undetermined turning point. His first month in the White House saw him melting into the Republican mélange of corporate lobbyists. Having promised to create jobs, his “America First” policy looks more like “Wall Street First.”

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Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Parts 1-8, interviewed by Chris Hedges

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Posted previously Oct 22, 2014

Journalist Chris Hedges interviews political philosopher Sheldon Wolin, who says democracy cannot exist without continuous opposition and vigilance on the part of the citizenry.

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Richard D. Wolff: What is Capitalism and Socialism? What is Money? What is Debt Jubilee?

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acTVism Munich on Feb 21, 2017

In this interview with Professor of Economics Emeritus (University of Massachusetts), Marxist economist and founder of Democracy at Work, Richard D. Wolff, we talk to him about Capitalism and Socialism.

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Universal Basic Income–Not The Answer, Yet But Needs To Be Discussed by Graham Peebles

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by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
March 17, 2017

Poverty blights the lives of billions of people throughout the world: in developing countries, where it is acute, and industrialised nations, where it’s hidden but growing. It rises out of social injustice, makes exploitation and abuse inevitable, brings death and disease, robs people of opportunity and dignity, feeds anger and resentment.

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Trumpcare or Ryancare–Dead on Arrival? by Ellen Brown + Healthcare or Wealthcare?

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
March 14, 2017

“The Canadian plan also helps Canadians live longer and healthier than Americans…. We need, as a nation, to reexamine the single-payer plan, as many individual states are doing.”

— Donald Trump, The America We Deserve (2000)

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Chris Hedges: The Plight of the Underclass

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Mar 12, 2017

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by Linh Dinh, author of “Postcards from the End of America”. Dinh traveled across the US to lift up the voices of those who have been disappeared by our corporate state. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil reveals the stark statistics of those living in poverty in America.

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Michael Hudson: The Orwellian Double-Think That Is Used To Confuse People And Make Them Think That Poverty Is Wealth (Parts 1-5)

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Hudson
March 5, 2017

TheRealNews on Feb 26, 2017

Michael Hudson, author of the newly released J is for Junk Economics, says the media and academia use well-crafted euphemisms to conceal how the economy really works.

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Corporate Plunder–The Bait and Switch of Public-Private Partnerships by Pete Dolack

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by Pete Dolack
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder
February 22, 2017

This being the age of public relations, the genteel term “public-private partnership” is used instead of corporate plunder. A “partnership” such deals may be, but it isn’t the public who gets the benefits.

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John Pilger: War by Other Means (1992)

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Originally posted Aug. 7, 2011

John Pilger on Nov 19, 2013

John Pilger and David Munro examine the policy of First World banks agreeing to loans with Third World countries, who are then unable to meet the crippling interest charges.

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Abby Martin Interviews Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa On His Legacy and Critics

INFORME A LA NACIÓN 2016

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Feb 17, 2017

After 10 years and three terms, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa’s time in office has ended. Under his administration Ecuador made far-reaching economic and social gains, despite having inherited a country on the brink of collapse.

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Michael Hudson: Finance Really is a Mode of Warfare

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Hudson
February 17, 2017

TheRealNews on Feb 16, 2017

There’s a real need for international debtor rights, says economist Michael Hudson.

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