Tag Archives: Capitalism

Henry Mecredy :
Engineering professors going to waste!

The misapplication of the concept of competition provides cover for all this waste. By Henry Mecredy | The Rag Blog | July 25, 2018 A large percentage of the average engineering professor’s time is wasted. This unhappy circumstance arises because … finish reading Henry Mecredy :
Engineering professors going to waste!

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Henry Mecredy :
Camaro: Successful, but a waste

What possible need was there for another car like the Mustang? By Henry Mecredy | The Rag Blog | December 20, 2016 This is Henry Mecredy’s second Rag Blog article about design, function, and the social good in automotive engineering. … finish reading Henry Mecredy :
Camaro: Successful, but a waste

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Henry Mecredy :
The Edsel tragedy

Ford was able to command vast numbers of person-hours of labor but these creative efforts went entirely unmanifested in social good. By Henry Mecredy | The Rag Blog | March 24, 2016 The Edsel, a car introduced by Ford in … finish reading Henry Mecredy :
The Edsel tragedy

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Jack A. Smith :
A left solution to climate change

Climate deniers in Congress, exasperating as they are, constitute the farcical sideshow of a much bigger economic and political three-ring circus known as U.S.A. Inc. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | June 8, 2014 Climate change is … finish reading Jack A. Smith :
A left solution to climate change

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Crary’s ’24/7′: Wake Up Little Susie!

Wake up little Susie:We’re in trouble deep Crary’s book provides a historical survey of capitalism’s growing encroachment on individual human life. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | July 30, 2013 [24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Crary’s ’24/7′: Wake Up Little Susie!

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Robert Jensen : The Craziest Person in the Room

The craziest person in the room: Reflections on how a mediocre white guy can try to be useful It’s the job of people with critical sensibilities — those who consistently speak out for justice and sustainability, even when it’s difficult … finish reading Robert Jensen : The Craziest Person in the Room

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LITERATURE / Ron Jacobs : Crime Fiction and Capitalist Reality

Image from ForumFree. Crime fiction and capitalist reality Noir does not pretend that the society its protagonists operate in is worth saving. It’s just the only one we have. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | June 4, 2013 … finish reading LITERATURE / Ron Jacobs : Crime Fiction and Capitalist Reality

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BOOKS / Bill Fletcher Jr. : Gar Alperovitz and Visions of a New World

What Then Must We Do?:Political economist Gar Alperovitzand visions of a new world The struggle for structural reforms is essential to changing the ‘common sense’ of the U.S. political arena. But it is not enough to wound the rabid beast; … finish reading BOOKS / Bill Fletcher Jr. : Gar Alperovitz and Visions of a New World

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Roger Baker : Is Capitalism in Deep Trouble?

Illustration by Latuff / Marxist.com. Before the fall?Terminal Capitalism / Part 2 We take a closer look at the role natural resource limits in combination with the excesses of unregulated finance capital are playing in blocking a global economic recovery. … finish reading Roger Baker : Is Capitalism in Deep Trouble?

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Vijay Prashad and the Lessons of the Global South

Vijay Prashad’s ‘possible history’: The lessons of the Global South Prashad paints a sweeping indictment of those who want to rule the earth with little or no regard for most of its inhabitants. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Vijay Prashad and the Lessons of the Global South

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Roger Baker : It’s Official: Karl Marx Was Right!

Karl Marx’s grave in Highgate Cemetery, London. Wait… so, Karl Marx was right?Terminal capitalism / Part 1 The doubts about the viability of capitalism as a system now extend far beyond its traditional critics. By Roger Baker | The Rag … finish reading Roger Baker : It’s Official: Karl Marx Was Right!

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Harry Targ : Celebrate the ‘Historical Revisionists’ / 2

Paul Sweezy and Paul Baran, shown photographed in Cuba, wrote about a new era of monopoly capitalism.  Image from Fotopages. Celebrate the ‘Historical Revisionists’ / 2 Revisionists argued that while security, ideologies, personalities of elites, and even human nature had … finish reading Harry Targ : Celebrate the ‘Historical Revisionists’ / 2

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