Much has been written about the immense increase in economic inequality that has taken place in recent times and various startling figures have been provided by organizations like Oxfam, which has just released a report called Inequality kills. This shows that the wealth of the 10 richest men has doubledRead 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 →

Breadcrumb Links PF Comment There are too few billionaires in Canada — or anywhere else, for that matter — to fund an expansive welfare state Pedestrians cross the intersection of Bay Street and Wellington Street West in Toronto’s Financial District. Photo by Galit Rodan/Bloomberg Files Content of the article ReadingRead 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 →

Last month, the Fraser Institute released its annual report Economic freedom of the world report. As usual, he showed that “economic freedom” is positively correlated with many good things and negatively correlated with many bad. Defenders of capitalism love the Fraser Institute. Libertarian philosopher Jason Brennan, for example, made extensiveRead More →

10,000 John Deere employees are on strike A tentative agreement between the company and their union, United Auto Workforce, was rejected by the workers. At midnight Wednesday evening, more than 10,000 workers at John Deere farm equipment company went on strike, triggering one of the largest work stoppages in recentRead More →

10,000 John Deere employees are on strike A tentative agreement between the company and their union, United Auto Workforce, was rejected by the workers. At midnight Wednesday evening, more than 10,000 workers at John Deere farm equipment company went on strike, triggering one of the largest work stoppages in recentRead More →

This is an article by World Review: The State of Democracy, a special section that examines politics and world affairs, and is published in conjunction with the annual Athens Forum on Democracy. The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the gap between the haves and have-nots and questioned capitalism: this is theRead More →

Posted: 08/31/2021 15:25:36 PM Why do we progressives react on the defensive when we are accused of being socialists? We could explain that many systems of socialism include agreed economic policies and allocations under democratically elected governments. In contrast, under communism, the state controls property and resources. Communism has fascistRead More →

Riane Eisler, JD, PhD (h), President, Center for Partnership Systems and Editor-in-Chief, … [+] Interdisciplinary journal of studies on partnerships Center for Partnership Studies Imagine a world where men and women share power equally. Consider what is possible in a time and place where male domination and violence are notRead More →

Jersey Liberal Conservative Party launch party – Sir Philip Bailhache, Oliver Wilderspin and Susana Rowles. Photo: JON GUEGAN (31234935) Sir Philip Bailhache said Liberal Conservatives in Jersey did not approve of “wasting our financial resources”, adding that they believed in “appropriate” investments to stimulate the economy. Speaking at the JLCRead More →

ROSARIO, Argentina – On Saturday, two of Pope Francis’ most trusted advisers participated in the latest edition of the World Meeting of Popular Movements, which has been supported by the Pope since the early days of his pontificate. The meeting brings together grassroots organizations from five continents working with theRead More →

Evil fate the earth, to hasten the evils a prey, Where wealth accumulates and where men degrade. –Olivier Goldsmith. Twenty years ago, I wrote an editorial in which I described free market capitalism as “the most unjust and barbaric economic system ever conceived, and which now oppresses and mistreats mostRead More →

Book on socialism Michael Engel Michael Engel, 71, of Ludlow, professor emeritus of political science at Westfield State College, with his self-published book, “Socialism for Smart Folks: A Popular Guide for Open Minds”. May 27, 2015. (Brian Steele | MassLive.com) LUDLOW – Michael Engel is a socialist despite the vitriolicRead More →