Category Archives: capitalism

We Are Attracted to Shiny Things

This article at Jacobin correctly identifies the “potentially enormous political and economic power” of workers in the “logistics” (transportation) industry, even if it downplays the weak position of these workers. It advocates for bringing more and more of these workers into … Continue reading

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Sweatshops, Worker Cooperatives, and Capitalism

As just about everyone knows, most of our clothes are made by people – sometimes children – who work in deplorable conditions and receive little pay for their long, long hours of work. Sometimes, because of employers’ neglect of basic … Continue reading

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You Can’t Quit Capitalism

The book The Man Who Quit Money, by Mark Sundeen, was a pretty decent read. It was published in 2012 and is about Daniel Suelo, who decided to stop using money in 2000, at the age of 39. As Sundeen … Continue reading

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The Tremendous Waste of Maintaining the Market System

The post-capitalist world I would like to see is the one of anarchist communism, where there is no government, there are no owners or bosses, and there is no money. Rather than having to work because you need money for … Continue reading

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The Shortest History of Capitalism and Government

Hello, two fellow radicals who follow this blog! It’s been a little while. I’ve been busy. To ease myself back into blogging, I bring you this excellent quote by Malatesta from his 1911 piece “Capitalists and Thieves” (of course from … Continue reading

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Reclus on Charity

An idea I want to look into and possibly do some research on some day is the inherent inefficiency and waste of trying to fix the problems created by capitalism. So many people running around trying to make many tiny adjustments … Continue reading

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Alperovitz beyond Capitalism

I finally started reading Gar Alperovitz’s America beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, & Our Democracy. I’m only a little ways into it, and so maybe my opinion will change, but right now I have to say that I am not … Continue reading

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