Democracy, risk and liability are turned upside down when trillions bailout the banks and workers, unemployed and pensioners must pay the bill! Banks must be prevented from high risk speculative activities. The shriveling of the banks and reduced bank revenue are not the end of the world.
We live from those who say No to trivialization of crisis, to the state being reduced to a trough or errand boy for the banks (Bill Moyers). The future could be full of community centers, free Internet books and soft power! Trust and public spirit can arise again when the finqancial casino is shut down and when the state defends public interests, not special interests of the super-rich. The economy should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing creativity.and self-determination.
to read the interview with Rudolf Hickel published in April 2012, click on