This is what really scares me about the USA, i.e. many of the negative responses. They are either knee jerk anti-socialist, ad hominem attacks, or just plain stupid detraction. I think these are all cultish behaviours that characterise the Plymouth Brethren and extreme Islamism. Be very frightened.
Rabbi Moshe and the other deployers of reductio in absurdum, i.e. socialism is defined as communism, i.e. “decides what you get to keep, if anything, leading to very few incentives to actually do anything useful or produce anything innovative.”
Balderdash! Germany’s Social Democratic Party under Willie Brand turned Germany…
I would add anything by C Wright Mills from TheMarxists and Power Elite to The Sociological Imagination, and Richard Murphy’s blog. Too little on microeconomics, that would-be engine of organisational exploitation. Deming’s The New Economics is a must read.
I have never in my life been “attracted” to any woman who wasn’t white European. I think India has the handsomest men and most beautiful women. I think Africans have most beautiful complexions — men and women. I have never been drawn in any way towards Asian women.
“ 2014: “Let me ask you, what is the largest voting bloc in America? Is it gay people? No. Is it African Americans? No. Hispanics? No. What?” Sanders answered his own question: “White working-class people.” That sounds a lot like Eugene Debs to me.”
So why does that sound like Eugene Debs? Are the white working class not the largest voting bloc?
Shaun, thank you so, so much. I am ashamed of my “intellectual” efforts to bring economic justice to the UK when I compare them with Bernie’s. What a wonderful world president he would have made.
Sadly, I don’t think the USA will ever be big enough to vote him in, and the Democrats will forever regret choosing the…
Steeped in neo-lib jingoism this article has no substance. Criticising the pushback on TTIP was more of a rejection of that mentality which puts public services that perform really well in Europe, e.g. NHS, continental railways, into the possibility of private hands that would put profit (for shareholders before all patients/users) than it was a snub…
On the other hand: The World Bank’s figures also indicate a significant decline in poverty and since 2005 a drop in socioeconomic disparities.
Between 2001 and 2014, Rwanda’s GDP grew 9% a year on average, and it overcame its deficit, leading to a substantial improvement in the quality of life of the population.