Tag Archives: Capitalism

Harry Targ : Celebrate the ‘Historical Revisionists’ / 1

Historian William Appleman Wiliams circa 1986. Image from Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections / Daily Barameter / The Nation.Celebrate the ‘Historical Revisionists’ / 1 William Appleman Williams’ classic text, The Tragedy of American Diplomacy, broke new ground in the … finish reading Harry Targ : Celebrate the ‘Historical Revisionists’ / 1

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Harry Targ : Class, Gender, and Division in Capitalism

Art from race class and gender.Similarities and differences: The political economy of capitalism Creating divisions among male and female workers and workers of different races and ethnic backgrounds has often weakened workers’ struggles to achieve economic justice. By Harry Targ … finish reading Harry Targ : Class, Gender, and Division in Capitalism

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Robert Jensen : What Starts at UT… Accelerates Destruction?

Image from Latinitas.UT motto modification:What starts here…accelerates destruction? While UT administrators may be heartfelt in their belief that ‘we are driven to solve society’s issues,’ most of the so-called solutions that are generated ignore or intensify the fundamental problems of … finish reading Robert Jensen : What Starts at UT… Accelerates Destruction?

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Roger Baker : ‘Class’ Used to Be a Dirty Word

Class Warfare. Political cartoon by Steve Segelin / Charleston City Paper.‘Class’ used to be a dirty word:Elections point to new paradigm The 2012 presidential race is shaping up as a new kind of political fight being fairly openly fought around … finish reading Roger Baker : ‘Class’ Used to Be a Dirty Word

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Ron Jacobs : Back to School in the Twilight of Capitalism

Back to school! Image from Power Line.Back to school in the twilight of capitalism The combination of high costs, a smaller job market, and decreasing financial assistance has made postsecondary education a less-likely choice for many capable potential students. By Ron … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Back to School in the Twilight of Capitalism

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : David Harvey’s ‘Rebel Cities’

Living for the city:David Harvey’s ‘Rebel Cities‘ This is a radical book. Its discussion ranges from the workings of the monopoly rent system and the nature of neoliberal capitalism to a call to take back the city. By Ron Jacobs … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : David Harvey’s ‘Rebel Cities’

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David P. Hamilton : Change You Can, You Know, Believe In…

Graphic from Pyrrhic Defeat.Consumer choice division:Change you can believe in By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | April 4, 2012 I could no longer tolerate the bell chamber of American cable news. Its obsessive fixation on the still … finish reading David P. Hamilton : Change You Can, You Know, Believe In…

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Harry Targ : Political News as Commodity

Screenshot of Rachel Maddow reporting on the phony ACORN media sting during her MSNBC show. Image from Democurmudgeon.What sells is legitimate:Political news is a commodityBy Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 6, 2012 “The public version of Andrew … finish reading Harry Targ : Political News as Commodity

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BOOKS / Roger Baker : Gar Alperovitz’s ‘America Beyond Capitalism’

Seeking democratic alternatives:Gar Alperovitz’s America Beyond Capitalism By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / February 2, 2012 Historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz, author of America Beyond Capitalism, will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio, Friday, Feb. 3, … finish reading BOOKS / Roger Baker : Gar Alperovitz’s ‘America Beyond Capitalism’

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Harry Targ : Higher Education, Capitalism, and the ‘Paterno Effect’

Virtual Penn State Nittany Lion by Avatar Sculptor Cheen Pitney / Cheen Pitney’s Peacefools.The ‘Paterno effect’:Thinking about capitalism,higher education, and moral repugnance By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / November 21, 2011 “And when I think of all the … finish reading Harry Targ : Higher Education, Capitalism, and the ‘Paterno Effect’

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Robert Jensen : Occupy ‘Demands’: Energy, Economics, Ecology

Image from humanbannersf.com. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Occupy demands:Let’s radicalize our analysis ofempire, economics, ecology Rallying around a common concern about economic injustice is a beginning; understanding the structures and institutions of illegitimate authority is the next step. By … finish reading Robert Jensen : Occupy ‘Demands’: Energy, Economics, Ecology

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Ted McLaughlin : Trickle-Down Depression

Trickle-down depression:Productivity gains are no longer shared By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / September 12, 2011 From the end of World War II through 1979 the gains in productivity in the United States were shared between workers and … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Trickle-Down Depression

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