How can we rebuild our society so we manage with less growth and not collapse when growth does not occur? Consumption beyond a certain level that we all need is pathological, a compensation or substitute for missed life (cf. Erich Fromm). A moderate increase of the top tax rate could signal that we all sit in the same boat.
The battle is between poor and rich, not young against old. In Germany, the political reforms of the past twelve years relieved the wealthy and employers. The top tax rate and corporation taxes were lowered. Then the low-wage sector was developed so employers saved costs for social security.
Man, they go on and on don't they? Politicians work so hard to convince us that if we elect the other guy disaster will befall us. They tell us if we take that step in the voting booth we as a nation are doomed beyond recovery. We will turn into 'this kind of nation' or 'that kind of nation,' and never have the opportunity to turn things around. It will essentially be over for us - that's what they try to convince us will happen.
Manila, Philippines: Members of Akbayan Youth today hanged a banner on Welcome Rotonda expressing its opposition to the Cybercrime Prevention Act or Republic Act 10175. Akbayan Youth National Spokesperson JC Tejano today called on the youth to defend internet freedom as a necessary space for a growing democracy.