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Can Capitalists Afford Economic Growth? Can Capitalists Afford Economic Growth?

Modern capitalism can’t seem to get enough of economic growth. Capitalists, workers and the unemployed all say that they need it. Politicians pledge their commitment to it. And the experts… claim they know how to achieve it. Yet over the past fifty years, global economic growth has slowed down dramatically, including in the US and…

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Economic Update: Capitalism, Corporations and Media [CLIP] Economic Update: Capitalism, Corporations and Media [CLIP]

As a critic of capitalism, most of my life I have had to be pretty much on the edge of what’s allowable to be said. It’s clear to me that over the last six years. there has been a radical change. It is now possible to question capitalism, to criticize it. The very word capitalism…

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Welcome to the CLASS WAR! – Why Capitalism SUCKS – Part 2 Welcome to the CLASS WAR! – Why Capitalism SUCKS – Part 2

Hello and welcome to part 2 of Why Capitalism Sucks. If you missed part 1, there’s a link in the description. Otherwise, let’s get on with the show. This is Bob. Bob makes bicycles. It’s hard work putting together bicycles by hand in a dusty garage, but Bob loves the work. He loves making high…

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The Late Capitalism of Fast Food Twitter The Late Capitalism of Fast Food Twitter

Did you see guys see the savage clapback Wendy’s did on Twitter? I’m so following them. Jimmy’s Seafood totally triggered those vegans on Twitter. Iconic. Burger King is so relatable on Twitter. I’m dead inside as well. Big mood. Within the last two years or so, we’ve seen an increasing trend towards a very interesting…

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Marx on the Impersonal Domination of Capitalism Marx on the Impersonal Domination of Capitalism

Sometimes I dream of saving the world. Saving everyone from the invisible hand, the one that brands us with an employee badge, the one that forces us to work for them, the one that controls us every day without us knowing it. The “invisible hand” is a common metaphor for the power of capitalist markets.…

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Economic Update: Capitalism’s (Uncounted) Health Costs Economic Update: Capitalism’s (Uncounted) Health Costs

Welcome friends to another edition of Economic Update a weekly program devoted to the economic dimensions of our lives, our jobs, our incomes, our debts those coming down the road for us and for our children. I’m your host Richard Wolff. I have been a Professor of Economics all of my adult life, and so…

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Socialist Games Reviews: Neocolonialism Socialist Games Reviews: Neocolonialism

Even from the developer logo, we get the impression that Neocolonialism might explore economic issues in a slightly more mature way than our last outing. For once we have a game that actually could sort of be described as an example of cultural marxism, albeit the neo or post-marxism inspired by the Frankfurt School. The…

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Yanis Varoufakis on How Capitalism Works and How it Fails Yanis Varoufakis on How Capitalism Works and How it Fails

Yanis Varoufaki is a Greek academic, economist and politician. He served as the Greek Minister of Finance in the first half of 2015. He’s currently professor of Economics at the University of Athens. Varoufakis is in the U.S. now to share his latest book— just translated into English—it’s titled “Talking to my Daughter about the…

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Marx Part 4: Beyond Capitalism | Philosophy Tube Marx Part 4: Beyond Capitalism | Philosophy Tube

March is my month of Marx. In Parts 1 and 2 we learned about Labour and Alienation, in Part 3 we looked at Cultural Marxism, and now we will look at the future, and go Beyond Capitalism! But before we go into the future, we need to understand the past. Specifically, we need to tell…

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Stalin’s 5 Year Plan for Economic Mass Murder | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 1 of 4 Stalin’s 5 Year Plan for Economic Mass Murder | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 1 of 4

So what do you do when you’ve ostensibly created the dictatorship of the proletariat, but you hardly have any proletarians? You build factories, lots of them, because where there are factories there are workers. But if most of the peasants become workers, who will provide the workers with bread? And now that we’ve abolished commerce,…

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