Editor’s Note: Lee Enochs is a graduate student of the Mayborn School of Journalism and a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary. At the risk of sounding like a gadfly or contradicting popular opinion, there seem to be good reasons why one should reject socialism as a viable economic system andRead More →

In his April 26 “Your Turn,” DeVoe Moore laments the rise of socialism and the decline of capitalism in the United States. In doing so, he calls the government’s response to Covid 19 “unnecessary spending” and presents some figures for government spending to deal with this national crisis. In hisRead More →

The biggest, most common attack launched by the GOP is that Democrats are socialists and embrace socialism and all its evils. This has been a very effective strategy because it does not distinguish between democratic socialism as practiced by virtually all western democracies and communist socialism as represented by CubaRead More →

By Roger McKinneyContributor | Wednesday, March 30, 2022 U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., holds a news conference outside a City Hall on November 6, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York. | Kena Betancur/Getty Images Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York recently emulated President Biden by whispering aRead More →

There is a long history of efforts to combine the advantages of competition and planning. They range from speculative and theoretical analysis of “market socialism” to cooperatives, mutuals and efforts to combine an open economy with a socialist state that began in the former Yugoslavia. There is also a traditionRead More →

Time for Socialism: Dispatches from a World on Fire, 2016-2021by Thomas PikettyYale University Press, 2021.346pp. $34.95. “If someone had told me in 1990 that I would publish a collection of articles in 2020 called Long live socialism! in French, I would have thought it was a bad joke,” said ThomasRead More →

Time for Socialism: Dispatches from a World on Fire, 2016-2021By Thomas PickettyYale University Press, 2021.346pp. $34.95. “If someone had told me in 1990 that I would publish in 2020 a collection of articles entitled Long live socialism! in French, I would have thought it was a bad joke,” said ThomasRead More →

Few things are able to leave me speechless, but watching middle-class voters get tricked by right-wing “populists” works every time. Economic proposals that would benefit a broad spectrum of Americans are routinely decried as “socialist” by GOP leaders, and they unabashedly stoke division with threats of “income redistribution.” This asymmetricalRead More →

My social media feed is flooded with messages informing me of the loss of a courageous critic of the government and its policies, and I am saddened. It’s great to see that we have deans of some very successful and old business houses criticizing the current government and giving usRead More →

review of Suburban socialism (or barbarism) by Oly Durose (Repeater Books, 2022) There’s a line at Christopher Hill The experience of defeat, his masterful portrayal of discouraged radicals after the English Revolution, on the potential uses of political losses. According to Hill, defeat can force ideologues to confront the inadequacyRead More →

Senator Marco Rubio slammed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Monday on “Hannity,” saying the lawmaker was wrong when she called capitalism “unsalvageable.” SEN. MARCO RUBIO: Socialism is not about economics. This is a big mistake we are making. Socialism has nothing to do…it’s about power. It’s about the ability to control people. IfRead More →

The 21st century is witnessing a gradual disappearance of traditional conservatism. With the disintegration of the USSR, liberal capitalism and internationalist interventionism lost their appeal. Current conservatism, says Philipps O’Brien of the University of St Andrews, is essentially nationalist, populist, evangelical and anti-science. Reverence for leaders is also a prominentRead More →

‘ My sister studied economics but she never read Marx or Engels,” says Berkay Kartav, 24. The co-ordinator of the London Young Socialists (a branch of Britain’s Socialist Party) sips black tea at Vagabond on Holloway Road. “It just goes to show that mainstream economics, as taught in universities, doesn’tRead More →

The Gallup Poll asks Americans about their attitudes toward capitalism and socialism on a semi-regular basis. Some recent findings are reported by Jeffrey M. Jones in “Socialism, Capitalism Ratings in US Unchanged” (December 26, 2021, based on a poll conducted in October 2021). This figure shows the share of AmericansRead More →

The Chinese national flag. /APC The Chinese national flag. /APC Editor’s note: Keith Lamb graduated from Oxford University with an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies. His main research interests are China’s international relations and “socialism with Chinese characteristics”. The article reflects the opinions of the author and not necessarily theRead More →

Published: 01/13/2022 07:01:17 Modified: 01/13/2022 07:00:10 A few years ago at a rally in my town, a feisty speaker said that our government was dipping into our pockets through taxes to steal our hard-earned money to pay for programs that are just gifts to a growing number of “undeserving”. “That’sRead More →

Around 1853, Karl Marx had an idea to end serfdom. The idea was the revolution to form workers’ communes and to distribute the profits equitably. Everyone has become a comrade in Russia. After World War II, Russia spread state socialism in Europe and Asia. America saw a global threat. NorthRead More →

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1158/33404 From The Socialist newspaper, December 1, 2021 Fundraising for the fight at Socialism2021. Photo: Mary Finch (Click to enlarge) Roger Butler, Socialist Party of Swansea Fight Fund organizer Roman orator and statesman Cicero described finances and resources as “the sinews of war” – and ofRead More →

Count Gerald Green among the nervous torturers who see a socialist behind every tree as he fears America is slipping into economic oblivion. rubbish! Ditto for his comment calling Teddy Roosevelt a Democrat and confusing him with Franklin Roosevelt for creating the social safety net in the 1930s to alleviateRead More →

Socialism and capitalism are on either side of a debate about which system is best for us humans. I’m here to set the record straight: they both stink. Take the costs. The enemies of capitalism will tell you that the profit incentive that drives it causes companies to care onlyRead More →

Home | Le Socialiste November 17, 2021 | Join the Socialist Party Subscribe | Make a donation | audio | PDF | Ebook Isai Priya, treasurer of the Socialist Party The Today program, on BBC Radio 4, examined the state of the NHS and its history. The pressure on theRead More →

Home | Le Socialiste November 17, 2021 | Join the Socialist Party Subscribe | Make a donation | audio | PDF | Ebook Best event to come together to fight for socialism Julija Rusevica, Socialist Party of South West London You may have heard a lot about the Socialism 2021Read More →

India became an independent nation on August 15, 1947. Socialism shaped the main economic and social policies of the Indian government until the early 1990s. Socialism is an economic and political system based on public ownership of the means of production. The government makes all legal production and distribution decisionsRead More →

After every socialist experiment without exception has failed over the past 100 years, it should be clear that the last thing the world needs is new. But as memories of the collapse of real-world socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe fade, socialist thought is experiencing a renewed renaissance.Read More →

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley lashes out at Tories who are comfortable with increased government intervention in the economy, contrasting with other Republicans eyeing for a more raised. The possible 2024 presidential candidate said in a speech to the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday that socialism hadRead More →

COLOMBIA, SC P2024 presidential candidate Nikki Haley spoke on Wednesday against Republicans willing to compromise with Democrats on the economy. Haley, a former governor of South Carolina and United Nations ambassador, has accused some conservatives of “backing up” when Democrats defend ideas that have socialist components. “The right wing needsRead More →

Now, Piketty has collected several dozen of these columns in an anthology (here translated by Kristin Couper), starting with an original 26-page essay boldly titled “Long Live Socialism!” After his in-depth exploration of deepening inequalities, Piketty concluded that the redistributive policies of social capitalism – slightly progressive taxes and socialRead More →

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on City Observatory and is republished with permission. Florida Senator Marco Rubio has denounced President Biden’s $ 3.5 trillion spending program as anti-American socialism. Rubio says: Ultimately Americans will reject socialism because it fundamentally goes against our way of life. This is not correct,Read More →

Studying socialism Ohio Wesleyan English Teacher to Discuss Karl Marx’s “English Utopia” on October 27 By Ohio Wesleyan University DELAWARE, Ohio – Mark Allison, Ph.D., professor at Ohio Wesleyan University, will discuss “Karl Marx’s English Utopia” when he presents the Benjamin T. Spencer 2021-2022 Lecture sponsored by the English DepartmentRead More →

Interview by Rune Møller Stahl Andreas Møller Mulvad Norwegian elections last month resulted in a landslide to the left, including a parliamentary breakthrough for the Socialist Red Party (Rødt). There are now social democratic governments in all five Nordic countries, with formations growing to their left that resist the subsequentRead More →

The German sociologist Werner Sombart posed a question over a century ago that has occupied social scientists ever since: why there was no American socialism. American sociologist Seymour Martin Lipset answered Sombart’s question with his theory of American “exceptionalism,” which suggested that a series of factors – the anti-state natureRead More →

Online video shows students at a prestigious American university near the nation’s capital touting the benefits of socialism and support the abolition of private property rights. “I am [a] socialist, “a Georgetown University student said in a video job through campus reform. “It’s sort of the only way to getRead More →

Former Vice President Mike Pence said the Biden administration’s adherence to “big government socialism” was reflected in nearly every political issue emanating from Washington, particularly the multi-trillion dollar spending proposal against to a possible vote in Congress this week. At a Wednesday night event celebrating the opening of Advancing AmericanRead More →