Understanding Marxism

Open-Time for Change

Why should we pay attention to the great social critics like Marx? Americans, especially now, confront serious questions and evidences that our capitalist system is in trouble. It clearly serves the 1% far, far better than what it is doing to the vast mass of the people. Marx was a social critic for whom capitalism was not the end of human history. It was just the latest phase and badly needed the transition to something better. We offer this essay now because of the power and usefulness today of Marx’s criticism of the capitalist economic system. 

Will Amazon Finally Kill New York? — Longreads

Seasonal Associate

Lovely book review by Rebecca McCarthy on Heike Geissler’s Seasonal Associate that explores the dark side of Amazon and the impact of new digital economy on working people globally.  A stark reminder of Alvin Tofflers Future Shock 

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New book looks at why fight for ecosocialism — and how we can win — Green Left Weekly

Ian AngusIssue 1191August 11, 2018socialismbooksenvironmentAustraliaRed-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism Victor Wallis Political Animal Press 2018 For 20 years, Victor Wallis was managing editor of the journal Socialism and Democracy, and he has been writing about ecological issues from a Marxist perspective for longer. He has a well-earned reputation for clear thinking and writing about…

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