“The state is consciously weakened to speed up the redistribution from bottom to top because that corresponds to the dogmas of the neoliberal ideology.”
Our state was systematically weakened in the last 15 years by extensive tax cuts. I remember the lowering of the top income tax rate for people like myself.
THE TIME OF OUR LIES unravels through Zinn's personal story as a young bombardier and how his life was shaped from there as well as examining the stories of other soldiers and the horrors of war. It speaks to Howard's message about how more peaceful solutions can be possible in these turbulent times.
ON APRIL 3, 2014, bus drivers for the Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) in northwestern Vermont ended three-and-a-half weeks on the picket line with a 53-6 vote to ratify a new contract.
Economics is not an immutable unchangeable fate but a human system where changing rules changes outcomes. James Galbraith and Joseph Stiglitz are two well-known economists who question the myths of conventional economics, the self-healing, efficient and deregulated market. The elite live in a frozen consciousness where there are no alternatives.