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 →

When the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, a cheer went up across the continent as it marked the end of communism in East Germany and Central Europe. This was followed in 1991 by the breakup of the former Soviet Union, with the Central Asian republics becoming sovereign states.Read 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 →

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 →

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 →

Famine spread to the West following the crisis of 1929. All institutions were threatened. They only survived thanks to World War II. Already in the 18th century, British economists of nascent capitalism wondered about the sustainability of this system around David Ricardo. What was initially very profitable will eventually becomeRead 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 →

On Saturday, the Women’s March will hold nationwide “mass mobilization events” in all 50 states to protest counterrevolution against reproductive rights in Texas, Mississippi and many other Republican-controlled states . Protests will take place before the Supreme Court resumes on October 4. In this file photo from June 30, 2021,Read More →

When I reflect on the state of our society, I sometimes worry about how far we have advanced technically, but seemingly backwards in at least two areas: fundamental economic fairness and in our most difficult relationships, marriage. and the family. Comedian Bill Maher is right when he was interviewed byRead More →

What is socialism? For academics, it is a systematic way of organizing the distribution of goods and services. Former President Harry S. Truman said, referring to opponents of socialism: “Socialism is their name for almost anything that helps everyone.” Dr. Martin Luther King later ironically observed that, in light ofRead More →

A majority of Americans prefer a free market economic system to a socialist economic system, according to a recent poll conducted jointly by The Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports. Respondents were asked, among other questions, “What is better – a free market economic system or socialism?” In which 75 percentRead More →