Cultured-Thug: 5:20 - Your making an assumption from an Atheistic view-point. Not saying your right or wrong, but you gotta see at the very least that ti is 'subjective'. (near seconds after you accuse Gentile of being Subjective and Marx Objective). As for economic motives... I think you are taking that line out of context...What … Continue reading My Exchange With a Fascist: Cultured-Thug
In this post, I will be examining the theory of Fascism and explaining why I do not adhere to it as I once did. So, let's begin by taking a look at the origins of the fascist ideology. A historian by the name of Zeev Sternhell has traced the ideological roots of fascism back to the … Continue reading Why I’m Not a Fascist
Post by Ian Wright As all educated people know — the labour theory of value is false. Indeed, a hallmark of a university education, whether in economics or not, is a belief in the certainty of this proposition. And yet, if you ask an educated person “the value question”: What does one dollar, or one … Continue reading Why The Labor Theory of Value is True
See the full list Leadership Democracy and Transitions. Verbatim transcript of a talk given at the Workers Educational Association in Stockholm in Nov 2010, covering the ideas of direct democracy in the early Social Democratic movement and how these were lost during the 20th century and the catastrophic effect this had in countries like Russia. … Continue reading Paul Cockshott’s Collected Economic and Political Works
July 20th, 2015
Stephen Gowans reviews Kristen Ghodsee’s book, “The Left Side of History: World War II and the Unfulfilled Promise of Communism in Eastern Europe.” Ghodsee interviewed Eastern Europeans about socialism and their situation two decades after dissolution of the Soviet Union, including activists at an Occupy-styled protest in Bulgaria.
From these activists, we learn that many people want free education (like they had in the Soviet Union), and free child care (like they had in the Soviet Union), but they reject the term ‘communism’ and the Soviet Legacy. “We don’t want communism” it has been said, “we just want to have a normal life.”
But lack of all these nice things is ‘normal life’ under capitalism. There is little understanding of the difficulties in providing social wealth in former-fascist, war-torn countries like Bulgaria.
This attempt to grapple with the disappearing welfare state and Soviet legacy…
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Our publisher first tries to invoke the definition of capitalism as an argument for why government activity cannot be associated with it. However this ignores what capitalism is. Take socialism for example, socialism is technically defined as worker ownership of the means of production, however the workers simply owning the means of production does not … Continue reading Reply to an AnCap (Hoodie Demon)
See original “I know that there are, of course, sages who think they are very clever and even call themselves Socialists, who assert that power should not have been seized until the revolution had broken out in all countries. They do not suspect that by speaking in this way they are deserting the revolution and … Continue reading Lenin on Socialism in One Country