Tag Archives: Great Depression

Capitalism’s political and economic degeneracy

Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2014-2015. III. Capitalism’s political and economic degeneracy. A. Karl Marx haunts capitalism’s stagnation. B. The race toward climate chaos. Continue reading

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Don’t stop at raising wages

That there are two Americas when it comes to the economy and the wealth of our nation is no mystery to anyone. Everyone now knows the top 1% have essentially been the only beneficiaries of the latest “boom.” Journalists and economists take pains to point out how this jobless expansion has allowed the investors to recover from their losses of the 2008 financial collapse. Workers, though, are still left holding the bag. Continue reading

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Monsters of the Market

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Monsters of the Market Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires, and Global Capitalism by David McNally (Haymarket Books, Chicago, July 2012). “The wealth of those societies in which the capitalist mode … Continue reading

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Study/discussion series: Global Crises, Global Rebellion, and the Needed Philosophy of Revolution

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: You’re invited to a nationwide series of five Marxist-Humanist discussions on: Global Crises, Global Rebellion, and the Needed Philosophy of Revolution Central to today’s reality is the worldwide capitalist economic crisis, … Continue reading

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‘We are all Greeks’

From the new March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: ‘We are all Greeks’ On Feb. 12, open rebellion broke out in Athens. “Layoffs! Layoffs…You will save Greece without the Greeks!” protesters proclaimed against the Greek parliament’s approval of a … Continue reading

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Permanent army of the unemployed

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: Permanent army of the unemployed Detroit–The unemployment crisis is reaching far into the future. Whereas many government and private economists have been predicting that the economy will pick up in the … Continue reading

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From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: Deep recession, rate of profit and the supreme commodity, labor power

From the new September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya Deep recession, rate of profit and the supreme commodity, labor power Editor’s note: Written in the midst of the last double-dip recession in the … Continue reading

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