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    Neoliberalism and problem of neoliberal politics

    Rob Urie | Updated at 12:00am on June 15, 2021

    THE answer to the question of which is better from a strategic political perspective, hurtling or stumbling towards catastrophe, depends on assessments of the causes....

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    Capitalism breaks down, homogenises life

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 11, 2021

    IN THE English lexicon of the day, it is verboten to mention that some inspiration, sense of wonder, or a pause to reflect on a...

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    Why we need to democratise wealth

    Richard Wolff | Updated at 12:00am on June 03, 2021

    THROUGHOUT its history — wherever it arrived and settled in as the dominant economic system — capitalism provoked struggles over the redistribution of wealth. In...

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    More lethal than the virus

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 02, 2021

    IVY Bua the inveterate Pentecostal proselytiser was in her 80s when she found that her driver was on leave. Her lifelong mission to spread the...

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    Capitalism and fascism

    Rob Urie | Updated at 12:00am on May 18, 2021

    THE revolutionary nature of capitalism goes far in explaining the political turmoil of recent years. Neoliberalism destroys social networks when it destroys economic relationships. Decades...

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    Good capitalism, bad capitalism

    Ahmad Ahsan | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2021

    IN THE first two decades of the 21st century, capitalism has become the dominant economic system in the world and, yet, increasingly contentious. In one...

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    The precariat overcoming populism

    Guy Standing | Updated at 12:00am on February 03, 2021

    TRANSFORMATIONS tend to go through several preliminary phases. In Britain, the ‘disembedded’ phase in the development of industrial capitalism involved the Speenhamland system launched in...

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    How capitalism’s dogged defenders and propagandists defend it

    Richard Wolff | Updated at 12:00am on January 26, 2021

    THE more victims and critics of capitalism coalesce and thereby strengthen one another, the more that economic system is questioned and challenged. That in turn...

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    The 2020s bring the crises we face into clear focus

    Margaret Flowers | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2021

    THE year 2020 has come to an end and that is cause for celebration, in COVID-19-safe ways, of course. The 2020s is the beginning of...

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    The seven secrets of 2020

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 31, 2020

    A HOUSE of cards. A set of lies we have unconsciously accepted. That’s what our certainties seem like during profound crises. Such episodes shock us...