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Occupying the Site Formerly Known as Wall Street, part three

November 22, 2013

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By Misty Lee …Continued from part two, All three of the protesters began to glare at the police officer whom Reagan had spotted, looking to elicit some sort of response.  They were defying the state!  Wasn’t he going to crack down on them?  He glanced up from a comic book and then returned to it.  […]

Occupying the Site Formerly Known as Wall Street, part one

November 13, 2013

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By Misty Lee Reagan Campbell read through one of the city’s many different newspapers and learned of the final capitulation of Robert Kraft to the pressure of Labor.  Having resisted for months, he had conceded that the Kraft Group did not constitute private property and should be reorganized so that all may benefit equally from […]

Zero Hour Contracts at Buckingham Palace

September 1, 2013

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By Rick Skull How do you fancy working for the Queen?  You could even work at Buckingham Palace, rather than one of the royal family’s twenty-one other residences.  It won’t involve scrubbing the royal toilets either.  As a member of the Palace’s summer staff you will be responsible for selling likenesses of Her Royal Highness […]

Pressing Ahead: Selecting Stones at Year 2

May 1, 2013

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The scientific editors of Selecting Stones are all exhausted as of late.  We’ve been putting in long hours as wage-laborers, and well, y’all know how that goes! So, this year on May 1, we must confess that we simply don’t have the energy at the moment to make as grandiose of a statement as we […]

What is Barack Obama’s Relation to Marxism?

September 6, 2012

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In his DNC speech, Obama said that the CEO of a car company should know to pay the company’s workers enough to be able to buy the cars they make because then the whole company is stronger. A Marxist, of course, would know that this is impossible in the long term.  And isn’t it a […]

How Come You’re Poor?

September 1, 2012

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By Phil Ingram Many influential voices nowadays are foolishly proclaiming that the predicament of our times is that we don’t know what to revolt against in a concrete way.  Actually most people are almost universally agreed that society is completely fucked, i.e. that sooner or later the whole world will be Easter Island. Question 1: […]

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 Rick Skull 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 the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inside the Mind of the Fast Food Proprietor: An Exploration of Small Business

June 5, 2011

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By Larry Duvalier Allow me to share a personal anecdote.  A few weeks ago, I was at the airport in Detroit.  I just so happened to overhear a conversion between two local businessmen, one of whom owned a few McDonald’s franchises in the city.  The two gentlemen spent the better part of a half hour […]

The New Middle Passage, and the Aristocracy of Citizenship: On Immigration

May 18, 2011

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By Larry Duvalier One of today’s headlines: “513 people found in 2 trucks headed to U.S.”  Advanced x-ray technology allowed Mexican authorities in the southern state of Chiapas to detect and stop two truckloads of illegal immigrants headed toward the U.S.  The image released, intended to showcase the high-tech savvy behind this “great victory” of […]

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