Editors' Blog

The 4Cs of the Apocalypse

Wake up America!  Be not naive.

That's capitalism: Wealth gap grows during Great Recession

New data from the Economic Policy Institute shwos that during 2009 the gap between the richest Americans and the rest of us grew to an all-time high.

Report of the Citizens’ Commission on Jobs, Deficits and America’s Economic Future Released

Yesterday Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel prize-winning economist, led a panel explaining a progressive alternative to the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan proposed by the center-right forces leading the president's deficit reduction commission.

Reflections on "Obama's Economic View Is Rejected on World Stage" NYT headline

1. Interesting headline: Instead of "US Economic View" etc, the Times has personalized it to seem as if it is the president's personal view.

The Wall Street Journal just loves, loves, loves capitalism

Two stories from this Wall Street Journal this week reveal a rather low level of journalistic quality at that Republican Party aligned publication.

Why do we need the capitalists at all?

From the essay "America Beyond Capitalism:A Socialist Stew Prepared for Liberals and Conservatives "by Bertell Ollman Gar Alperovitz's book, America Beyond Capitalism (2004), is of great importance to socialists, despite his casual dismissal of socialism, his equally off-hand use of the Soviet Union to represent the dangers of socialist planning, and his unwillingness to traffic in such stock socialist categories as "capital accumulation," "class," "class interests," "class consciousness," and "class struggle." So, what gives? One of Marx's greatest achievements in Capital was to show that capitalists, understood as the owners of the means of production, do not make a necessary "material" contribution to the production of wealth, and, therefore, that production can go on without them.

"Socialism" Not So Negative, "Capitalism" Not So Positive

“Socialism” is a negative for most Americans, but certainly not all Americans.

International Issues & U.S. Foreign Policy

Reposted from the CPUSA convention discussion site

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