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 →

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 →

Online comments and complaints have been circulating freely since the New York Times announced that it was buying Wordle, the online puzzle game that has become a global sensation, and I’m not alone in lamenting the likelihood that Wordle will soon be transformed from some sort of public good availableRead More →

The hideout was the largest seizure of drug money in Panama’s history – Copyright Afghan Taliban/AFP/File STR You wouldn’t think capitalism would be a lot of a topic these days, but surprisingly, it does. Existing capital structures have failed miserably in many ways over the past few decades, and theRead More →

Breadcrumb Links PF comment William Watson: A substitute for “capitalism” is “flourishing”, which happens to societies when they adopt the capitalist approach Author of the article: William watson Photo by Photo Illustration by Gigi Suhanic / Financial Post Content of the article Capitalism has created more prosperity and progress forRead More →

The concept of neoliberalism is part of capitalism that spread widely soon after the overwhelming defeat of socialism against the backdrop of the disintegration of the former Soviet Union, known as the USSR. The global political economic system has undergone some of the most significant transformations. The journey of capitalism,Read 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 →

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 →

The smartest insights and analytics from every standpoint gathered on the web: Chinese President Xi Jinping continues to disrupt “China’s decades-long evolution towards Western-style capitalism,” Lingling Wei told The Wall Street Journal. Last week, “Chinese government measures to control house prices” and limit debt sparked a dramatic cash flow crisisRead More →

“We are the Socialist Equality Party, Fourth International, and we stand to give the generalized opposition to the right-wing politics of all parliamentary parties a socialist voice and perspective.” With this statement, SGP Vice-President Christoph Vandreier began his party’s presentation in an election broadcast on German public television on SeptemberRead More →

– Counter Punch / Nathaniel St Clair DEMOCRACY exists if and when a community organizes its autonomy around the full participation, on an equal footing, of all members of the community. Its other, autocracy, exists when a community organizes (or allows) its governance by an individual or a subgroup ofRead More →

Democracy exists if and when a community organizes its autonomy around the full participation, on an equal footing, of all members of the community. Its other, autocracy, exists when a community organizes (or allows) its governance by an individual or a subgroup of that community, a leader. Universal suffrage isRead More →

The spectacular fall of Kabul shocked everyone with its speed. Western media are garish and chirping about the seriousness of the incidents cited by the Taliban, but they are not yet very alarming. The Taliban are in power, not the US-backed Gani government. With the exception of the Panjshir, thereRead More →

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1144/32890 From The Socialist newspaper, August 11, 2021 Socialism 2021, photo Socialist Party In a world facing crisis on all fronts, the discussion of how socialist ideas can change the world is more necessary than ever. The Institute of Economic Affairs, a pro-capitalist think tank, recentlyRead More →

The likely result of the current crisis is a faster dismantling of the neoliberal economy and a fragmentation of the international economic system, writes Glenn Diesen, associate professor, University of South East Norway. Technological sovereignty is privileged, international supply chains are repatriated, transport corridors become theaters of military rivalry andRead 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 →