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Alienation, Marx's theory of
As expressed in the writings of the young Karl Marx, refers to the separation of things that naturally belong together, or to put antagonism between things that are properly in harmony. In the concept...
Can Civilization Survive "Really Existing Capitalism"? An Interview With Noam Chomsky
On the occasion of the release of his latest book, Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013, Noam Chomsky gave an exclusive and wide-ranging interview to C.J. Polychroniou.
Capitalism is still in dreamland
Despite the markets' excesses, policymakers think they are in control
Reporting on the World Economic Forum 2008, the author finds the IMF's suggestion to cut taxes and interest to be perpetuating the myth that the crises is one of liquidity rather than solvency.
Connexions Library: Economy, Poverty, Work Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the economy and economics.
Creative Destruction: The Madness of the Global Economy
The current system of economics, particularly the latest stage of 'turbo-capitalism', known inoffensively as 'neoliberalism', is built upon painful boom-and-bust cycles fuelled by corporate greed and ...
'Creative Destruction' - The Madness of the Global Economy - Part 2
The dominant system of economics is unstable, inimical to social justice and lethally damaging to the environmental support systems on which we all depend. A major failure in professional journalism h...
The Four Laws Of Ecology And The Four Anti-Ecological Laws Of Capitalism
Foster, John Bellamy
Climate & Capitalsim
An exponential growth dynamic is inherent in capitalism, a system whereby money is exchanged for commodities, which are then exchanged for more money on an ever increasing scale.
The FTAA and the WTO: the meta-program for global corporate rule
The deepest and most systemic threat to civil and planetary life the world has ever faced is underway. Behind the disasters of regional economies and planetary ecosystems melting down, the threat is d...
Gentrification Represents a Geography of Inequality
Karlin, Mark; Moskowitz, Peter
What does gentrification mean for the future of American cities? It means more than the arrival of trendy shops and expensive coffee. Peter Moskowitz intertwines human narratives with incisive analysi...
An Introduction: Capital's Global Turbulence
Against the Current
A JOYLESS IRONY of our time is that just as capitalism seemed all-triumphant and the sirens of neoliberalism had declared history to be at an end, the crisis rolling out of Asia has brought the self-r...
The Looming Crisis of World Capitalism
Against the Current
MARXIST ECONOMISTS ARE famous for having accurately predicted seven out of the last one international economic crisis. Perhaps for that reason, many in recent times have been unusually cautious about...
The Looting Machine Called Capitalism
Roberts, Paul Craig
I have come to the conclusion that capitalism is successful primarily because it can impose the majority of the costs associated with its economic activities on outside parties and on the environment....
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
A Marxist History of the World part 100: 1968-1975: the workers' revolt
As the crisis of capitalism spread around the world, the working class took centre stage – but the revolt did not result in successful revolution anywhere.
A Marxist History of the World part 101: The Long Recession
By the early 1970s, the levers of state economic management had stopped working and the world economy entered a long period of stagnation.
A Marxist History of the World part 102: What is neoliberalism?
The ‘free-market’ theory provides a pseudo-scientific justification for the greed and poverty endemic to the system, and the main beneficiaries are the global mega-corporations of neoliberal capitalis...
A Marxist History of the World part 77 World Revolution
In the five years after the First World War, revolutionary contagion spread around the world. It showed the extraordinary possibilities that arise when the masses become active in making their own his...
The Not-So-Secret History of Capitalism
This is a coda to my review of Paul Collier’s book Exodus. I questioned the moral and social arguments that Collier employs to justify his arguments, and suggested that there is often a chasm between ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2015
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Resisting neoliberalism: "free markets" and "free trade" are an ideological cover for what is actually a form of state capitalism in which working people subsidize and bail out corporations and the ri...
A quick note on neoliberalism and state capitalism
The key to understanding neo-liberalism, in my opinion, is power, not ideology.
Radical economics, Marxist economics and Marx's economics
The major global crises of the mid-1970s and 2008-9 provoked debates among the ruling class about the best economic policies to manage capitalism. For socialists and activists the question was differe...
The roots of gay oppression
Marxists, since Marx and Engels themselves, have always believed that only a socialist revolution could open the way to sexual freedom and equality. The history of same-sex relations suggests that the...
Rosa Luxemburg's Shock Doctrine
The "Hideous Nakedness" of Imperial Wars
Luxemburg's discussion regarding capitalism and democracy speaks to the world we live in today. Imperial war, she wrote, shows capitalism in 'all its hideous nakedness.' This bloody nakedness is not o...
The State as Protection Racket
Chapters in the History of Daylight Robbery
The debate about the current global economic "crisis" is obscenely counterintuitive and illogical to the point of incoherence. Who is willing to 'follow the money"? This dictum appears utterly forgott...
The Useful Altruists: How NGOs Serve Capitalism and Imperialism
McMillan, Stephanie; Kelley, Vincent
NGOs are far from revolutionary organizations, but many of us would think that their work still seems more helpful than not. Political differences with them aside, it seems dogmatic to denounce free h...
What Do We Do Now? Building a Social Movement in the Aftermath of Free Trade
Connexions Information Sharing Services / Ulli Diemer
We have the potential to create a social movement in this country that goes beyond single-issue organizing to work toward an integrated vision of a more just and caring society.
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
The Experience of Modernity
Berman examines the clash of classes, histories, and clutures in the modern world, and ponders our prospects for coming to terms with the relationship between a liberating social and philosophical ide...
Another world is possible if...
Susan George suggests that we can create a new and better world -- if we act together to bring about changes. She discusses the ifs and hows.
Behind Closed Doors
How The Rich Won Control of Canada's Tax System... And Ended Up Richer
A stinging indictment of Canada's tax system and the people who shape it.
Canada Since 1960: A People's History
A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
How Corporations Control the News
Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture publi...
The Empire God Built
Inside Pat Robertson's media machine
A profile of the demagogue who become one of the most successful media moguls in the world.
George Orwell: A Life
A biography of George Orwell.
The Politics of News Media
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
Killing the Host
How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy
In Killing the Host, economist Michael Hudson exposes how finance, insurance, and real estate (the FIRE sector) have seized control of the global economy at the expense of industrial capitalism and go...
Lies The Media Tell us
Outlines the extent to which the mainstream media is subject to its corporate publishers and advertisers.
Participatory Society for the twenty-first century
Spannos, Chris (ed.)
Real Utopia identifies and obliterates the barriers to an egalitarian, bottom-up society, while convincingly outlining how to build it.
Telling the Truth
Socialist Register 2006
Panitch, Leo; Keys, Colin (eds.)
A collection of essays that examines the difficulties of illuminating the degenerative and secretive nature of public life.
Why Canada's Daily Newspapers are Failing Us
Illuminates the decline of print journalism, suggests reasons for this decline and proposes solutions to reverse this downward trend.
For professionals whose main interest lies in the field of modern drama. Publishes refereed original articles analyzing texts and contexts as well as book reviews and special issues featuring outstand...
Northstar Compass was a monthly magazine containing the latest news and views of the struggles of the Soviet peoples against the capitalist regime which took power after the fall of the Soviet Union. ...
Scholarly insight into current political, economic, social and cultural issues of Asia and the Pacific. Articles, reviews and research notes from authors throughout the world.