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Capitalism's Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown Paperback – May 17, 2016
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"Capitalism’s new contradiction: It can no longer easily use deficits and rising debt to prevent economic crises from becoming social crises. Yet politicians fear to tax corporations and the rich, whose money now makes or breaks political careers. Hence, governments everywhere impose austerity on their people."
"Employers and the rich profited further by getting Washington to lower their taxes. They then lent at interest to the government what they no longer needed to pay in taxes. After all, the government needed to borrow precisely because it had stopped taxing corporations and the rich at the rates of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Business and the rich happily financed a political system that converted their tax obligations into secure, well-rewarded loans to the government instead."
"Blame-the-government ideology supports capitalism in another way. By portraying government as wasteful, incompetent, corrupt, power mad, and oppressive, it strives to establish another “commonsense” idea. Government should be kept economically weak: Keep its spending down, its budget balanced, or else in debt to capitalists and the rich (main government creditors). Limit the taxes it can levy, the regulations it can impose, and so on. Hobble the government while painting it as a negative social force, not to be trusted. Corrupt the politicians with the resources only corporations and the rich have and spend for such purposes, and then denounce that corruption as the government’s fault. Turn workers away from engagement in, respect for, or even interest in politics. Disgusted and alienated, many workers withdraw, leaving the political arena to the capitalists and the rich to buy and shape."
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