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‘Dr. Doom’ Roubini. ‘Karl Marx was right’

Economist Nouriel “Dr. Doom” Roubini, the New York University professor who four years ago accurately predicted the global financial crisis, said one of economist Karl Marx’s critiques of capitalism is playing itself out in the current global financial crisis. “Karl Marx had it right,” Roubini said in an interview with wsj.com. “At some point capitalism […]

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The Doomsday machine, a capitalism that doesn’t work

Green Party activist and sometimes Polizeros contributor Derek Wall, filmed at the Coalition of Resistance conference Nov 27th in the UK. “I believe in nonviolence, but if the windows have got to go, then the windows have got to go. Nonviolence is about defending life, it’s not about defending property. We have a capitalism that […]

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Is capitalism doomed? – Part IV

Stuart Bramhall continues his series about capitalism and socialism In general, Marxists believe the economic laws that govern capitalism make it inherently flawed – dooming it to eventual failure. They also see a grave risk that the collapse of capitalism will bring down civilization with it. Which is why they argue for workers to hasten […]

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The great depression and the revolution of 2017

Washington, 7 November 2017*. Yesterday Speaker of the House Dennis Kucinich was sworn in as President, replacing President Jeb Bush, who had fled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, aboard Air Force One seeking asylum in his father’s well guarded compound on the grounds of the Bin Laden family’s palace. Vice President Dick Cheney, who has been […]

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Pushing Back

(Vanessa Pike-Russell photo .) This is the third post in a series examining avenues available for creating change. Where we buy our food can be a revolutionary act.  It can continue to support the Wall Street-based system of national chains, agribusiness, and investment banks.  Or it can instead support small farmers, cooperatives, and local businesses.  […]

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Eat the Revolution

This is the second in a series of posts examining avenues available for creating change. How do we vote with our dollars?  Let’s take an example: buying food.  Choosing a loaf of bread can be a revolutionary act.  Consider: Wal-Mart has the largest  grocery store in my nearest major town.  They sell tasteless meat and […]

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Resistance is NOT futile

(The|G| image.) This is the first is a series of posts examining avenues available for creating change. “I don’t live in a democracy. Corporations & lobbyists determine my future. I think I might be living in the Corporation of the United States. That’s a shock to me.” –From a recent discussion on Facebook. In several […]

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60% say capitalism better than socialism. Rasmussen poll

I’m surprised the number is that low in this nationwide Rasmussen poll. But the results do get muddled, with people seeing a big difference between a free market economy (which they favored more) and capitalism. Um, you can’t have one without the other. But the difference is because they saw capitalism as implying bailouts for […]

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Can capitalism fix the climate?

Green Left makes clear the obvious point that capitalism, with its maniacal focus on short-term profit over everything else, is incompatible with the long-term vision and planning needed to stop global warming. But then they quote Bolivian president Evo Morales saying “The real cause of climate change is the capitalist system. If we want to […]

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