Browsing All posts tagged under »political economy«

Finance Ministries of the World

January 9, 2013

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As Marx emphasizes in the Grundrisse, the circulation of commodities, or commerce, is a special business. “On it depends the number of people carrying on exchange, e.g. the size of the population; their distribution as between town and countryside; the absolute quantity of commodities, of products and of productive agents; the relative quantity of commodities […]

Part Two of the Dialectic of Landlord and Tenant

October 26, 2012

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In part one of the Selecting Stones treatment of the dialectic of Landlord and Tenant, we examined this relationship from the standpoint of Work itself. We were therefore able to see quite clearly that the tenant has to work doubly hard in order to support the livelihood both of himself and of his landlord. From […]

What’s really behind the Crisis in Paraguay?

July 4, 2012

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By Bruno Fournier On Friday, June 15, clashes erupted in a rural area of northern Paraguay between the military and landless farmers who had occupied parts of a large estate.  In the event, 17 were killed.  The following week, on June 22, the Paraguayan parliament swiftly removed president Fernando Lugo, a former Roman Catholic bishop […]

Occupy Tulsa Revisited, a follow-up on the Contradiction between Left and Right

March 25, 2012

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By Larry Duvalier My previous article, called “Occupy Tulsa and the Contradiction of Left and Right”, contained a blatant factual error concerning the workings of magnetism.  My mistake.  Opposite poles attract — rather than repel — one another.  The principle of the dialectical unity of opposites still holds, however.  The antagonism between two repellant magnets […]

The Free Market – Why it must always be augmented

March 18, 2012

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By Justin Hayden An inherent problem of the free market is the creation of individual, social, and economic dependency on industries that might no longer be needed due to resource constraints or lack of necessity.  The best examples are the future of fossil fuel power plants and the automobile industry of the late 2000s.  The […]

Hungry Hungry Hippos: A metaphor for capitalism

March 10, 2012

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By Justin Hayden If I were into conspiracy theories, I’d say the Milton Bradley Company is a propagandistic arm of the capitalist machine that has, for decades, been utilizing games as a means to mold the minds of our youth. Milton Bradley himself had an interest in kindergarten education and, according to the wisdom of […]

Occupy Austin, Subsistence Agriculture, and the Absurdity of Libertarianism

February 19, 2012

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By Larry Duvalier A couple of months ago, I found myself briefly in Texas, and I had the opportunity to visit Occupy Austin.  It presented a rather typical scene, with nothing of particular interest to report.  However, I made the acquaintance of a young protester, whom we shall call here “Nick”.  Nick did not stand […]

Thomas Friedman Makes an Ass out of Himself Yet Again

January 26, 2012

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By Bruno Fournier Two days ago, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman published another banal op-ed, this time entitled “Average Is Over”.  Even for Friedman, the article is below-average, or, alternatively, if our measure is sheer stupidity, then the article is highly above-average.  But we wouldn’t expect anything less from the New York Times, would […]

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