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Our Democratic Deficit

22.11.2011 11:02

Citizens of Western countries now live in societies richer and more prosperous than ever. Yet politicians are cutting in welfare programs, and the working class is often struggling to get by. How can this be? We have a system where we vote on politicians to run society on our behalf, a so called representative democracy. W...

The Society We Should Strive For

09.11.2011 22:25

In my opinion the society we should strive for is one where democracy is the core. A society where capitalism and central state power are replaced by more direct democracy and direct participation. A society where the economic institutions are run democratically by the participants and the ones affected by them. That means ...

The "Free Ride" Society

09.11.2011 22:02

The right-wingers often tend to look at taxes as a way of stealing the fruits of other people´s labor, that people are being taxed so that other can enjoy a free ride. Well they´re way off. First of all, the ones who are really stealing the fruits of our labor are the financial elite who have been making billions by pushing...

Replace Capitalism with Democracy

09.11.2011 21:51

The financial elite have gained more and more power in society, especially in the United States. Since the 70s big capital has gained an increasing power over politicians and the public. They control the institutions in society, they control the economy to a large extent, and they have a huge influence on politicians. Yet d...