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Why South Africa Brutally Murdered Thirty Platinum Miners for Having Class Consciousness

August 31, 2012

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By Phil Ingram Marx makes the point in the Grundrisse that the world market already contains the conditions for going beyond itself.  Belonging to a specific phase of historical development, the world market is not defined by natural or master-servant relations, or by merely local connections resting on blood ties.  How does the exchange and […]

American Capitalist Culture, the Mediocrity of Ayn Rand, How Labor Creates Value, and Other Topics

August 17, 2012

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By Frank W. Strauch …and, yes, then there’s Ayn Rand.  One of the many pities about this bizarre country called the United States of America is that, somehow, people think you’re doing something “intellectually” profound by reading Ayn Rand.  If you want to come off as “educated” why not try reading — I don’t know […]

The Old Man and the Sink

August 16, 2012

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By Patrick M. Dixon He was an old man who washed alone in a sink in Dave’s Barbecue & Grill and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a drink. Another barely cooled pan rang out a dull pitch as it was discourteously stacked above four other pans that were almost identical but for […]

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