India’s Demonetization is Attack on the Poor

“Political corruption” is a term commonly used to describe state politics. But in fighting this corruption, do you start and the top of the political hierarchy or the bottom? The Indian state has decided the best place to start with is the poor, by insisting that a cashless economy will resolve black markets. It is the poor who will pay and are already starting to pay the cost of this policy. Who will gain? The private companies who monitor the transactions.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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