Millionaires' Tax is the Best Debt Brake

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Sahra Wagenknecht is a leader of the Left party, Die Linke, in the German Bundestag and author of "Freedom instead of Capitalism."

Learning from other cultures is a strength, not a weakness. The University of British Columbia had a tuition freeze for 6 or 7 years and kept tuition at around $2300. An economics where everyone has the same view is unviable and becomes brainwashing.

Forever Number One is also a black hole of the global economy, a broken cistern that cannot hold water, a needy hegemon in a world no longer buying "financial products" and endless wars. Rich in things and poor in soul, the US is desperately in need of alternative economics, reduced working hours, sharing income and assets, community centers, person-oriented work, labor-intensive investment.and soft power. Investment, trade, distribution, taxation and labor policy must be changed so the future can be open, dynamic, human-friendly and environment-friendly. The inside of the cup must be cleaned, not only the outside of the cup. Signs of the times must be heeded, not only the signs of the wealther..

to read the inverview with Sahra Wagenknecht published in March 2012, click on

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2012/04/414970.shtml

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Who Should an Economy Serve?

The top one percent own half of all the world's assets. In stark contrast, the bottom fifty percent of the world owns less than one percent. According to the 2014 Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse, global inequality has surged since the 2008 financial collapse. The report explains that while global wealth has more than doubled since the year 2000, the vast majority of overall growth has gone to those who were already wealthy.

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