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Inequality and Taxes

12. September 2019 I Economic Policy

A proposal in Germany to re-introduce a wealth tax has had the conservatives foaming at the mouth. Even the IMF has criticised the country’s widening inequality gap.
Originally posted in German at Makroskop
Translated and edited by BRAVE NEW EUROPE

A modest proposal by a small party to reintroduce a wealth tax is rejected by conservatives quietly foaming at the mouth. …

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The Great Paradox: Liberalism Destroys the Market Economy – Part 3

Capitalism is celebrated by the liberals as a success story. But this success can only be seen in the USA – and, even then, only for reasons that are incompatible with the liberals’ own ideology.
Originally posted in German at Makroskop
Translated and edited by BRAVE NEW EUROPE

In the second part I already pointed out that the neo-liberal revolution in Germany after 1980 was by no means a success story. …

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