Category: Economics

Sonali Kolhatkar: Hysteria Over Ebola Fuels Racism, While the Real Disease Is Capitalism

Moneyed interests are trumping our public health

Joe Emersberger: Bolivia-Venezuela Comparisons Should be Very Helpful to Radical Chavistas

The Morales government has been more defiant of economic orthodoxy (i.e. more radical) than Venezuela’s in some important ways

Marta Harnecker: 20th and 21st Century Socialism

Interview on the differences between 20th and 21st century socialism and key strategic issues posed for left-wing movements today

Dean Baker: World’s richest man tries to defend wealth inequality

Gates used classic anti-competitive practices to gain and protect a near monopoly in the market for personal computer operating systems

Richard D. Wolff: Anti-Capitalist on a Scale I Have Not Seen in Half a Century

49% of young people between the ages of 18-29 view socialism in a favorable light

Carlos Salazar: The Assassination of Detroit

We must create a city that, given the choice between a massive for-profit urban farm and housing for families who have lost their homes, chooses the families

Kshama Sawant: “Socialism is the Only Answer”

interview with Socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant about the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai

Joseph Stiglitz: The Age of Vulnerability

Regardless of how fast GDP grows, an economic system that fails to deliver gains for most of its citizens, and in which a rising share of the population faces increasing insecurity, is, in a fundamental sense, a failed economic system

George Monbiot: Falling Apart

Competition and individualism are forcing us into a devastating Age of Loneliness

Pete Dolack: A Bigger Pie Doesn’t Mean You Are Getting A Slice

Industrialists and financiers fight over which gets the bigger piece of the pie, but they agree they deserve the whole pie

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