Category: Class

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Jérôme Roos: Monster bubbles: the delayed crisis of casino capitalism resurfaces

While the rest of us linger in “secular stagnation,” the speculators at Wall Street are having a field day

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Lawrence Wittner: A Review of Upton Sinclair: California Socialist

Can a dedicated socialist have a significant impact on American life? Lauren Coodley’s biography of prominent socialist novelist and agitator Upton Sinclair shows that, with a lot of talent and fortitude, that kind of influence is possible

Eric Laursen: Review of Co-operatives in a Post-Growth Era

Co-operatives—not to be flippant—are big business. They exist in 100 countries, have more than 800 million members, and provide some 100 million jobs. Co-ops market half the world’s agricultural production, and 120 million people in 87 countries go to credit unions for their banking and financial services needs. Health care co-operatives service some 100 million people in more than 50 countries. In the U.S. alone, some 30,000 co-ops provide over 2 million jobs

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Paul Street: Beyond False Dichotomies

The reality in most cases is that there are many in-between or other alternative options, not just two mutually exclusive ones…. There are two ways in which one can commit a false dilemma. First, one can assume that there are only two (or three, though that case is strictly speaking be a ‘false trilemma’) options when there really are many more

Gloria Dawson: Poor fetishes, poor critiques: gentrification as violence

If we actually want to build a city for everyone, we should support and participate in those organizing efforts against displacement, against privatization, for housing held in common and at rents everyone can afford

Sarah Anderson: Off the Deep End

The Wall Street Bonus Pool and Low-Wage Workers

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Tom Engelhardt: The New American Order

1% Elections, The Privatization of the State, a Fourth Branch of Government, and the Demobilization of “We the People”

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Dean Baker: Scott Walker Ends Freedom of Contract in Wisconsin

This is a bill about taking away workers’ freedom of contract in a way that will weaken their bargaining. It is a lie to gloss over this fact and pretend there is some issue of individual rights at stake. There isn’t

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George Monbiot: Hard Graft

The power of global finance and the immense wealth of the global elite are founded on corruption, and the beneficiaries have an interest in framing the question to excuse themselves

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Paul Street: The Ruling Class Never Lost Its Way – or Its Power

US capital never lost its way or its dominant role in American society

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