Exploitation and Expropriation, or Why Capitalism Must be Attacked with Equal Force on Every Front

By Michael D. Yates, [Author’s note: This essay is based upon arguments made in Chapter 2 (“Some Theoretical Considerations”) of my book, Can the Working Class Change the World? Unless otherwise noted, the quotes are from this chapter and are either my words or those of someone I am quoting] There is much discussion on the … More Exploitation and Expropriation, or Why Capitalism Must be Attacked with Equal Force on Every Front

‘Gilets jaunes’: the meaning of the confrontation

by Étienne Balibar So President [Macron] has spoken. But to whom? That is the first question to be asked. Without ever trying or daring to name those who forced him into this — the famous gilets jaunes — he spoke words of contrition in homoeopathic doses, and, as the press immediately pointed out, ‘granted’ measures … More ‘Gilets jaunes’: the meaning of the confrontation

New Book: The Evolution of Economic Ideas and Systems – A Pluralist Introduction

By Geoffrey Schneider. From Routledge: In order to fully understand the evolution and future growth of economic systems, we must draw on the lessons of economic history. The 2008 Financial Crisis, for example, mirrored past economic meltdowns with uncanny accuracy. Just like the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Savings and Loan Crisis of … More New Book: The Evolution of Economic Ideas and Systems – A Pluralist Introduction

The Return of Radical Science

Fifty years ago next March, a group of scientists, engineers, and activists took to conferences, classrooms, and the streets to protest science that served oppressive and violent ends. War and economic exploitation raged abroad, while here in the US, women’s reproductive health was at risk, biological determinism was used to justify racism and stereotyping, and … More The Return of Radical Science