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Out of time for this approach…??//Want to talk climate change with a Texan right now? Show some compassion first. | Grist

August 31st, 2017 · No Comments

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a typical ‘stages of production’ muddle…//[Marxism] How capitalism works and why, ultimately it doesn’t

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This article is typical of the confusion created by Marx’s stages of production theory: the confusion of feudalism, medievalism, capitalism and modernity along with the total neglect of earlier eras apart from a reference to the neolithic results in a flawed analysis and the reason noone takes marxism seriously. We have said enough today and […]

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R48G: a framework answer to the failures of ‘social democratic’ pseudo-socialism…

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http://darwiniana.com/2017/08/31/r48g-facing-reality-marxism-failed-we-must-reinvent-a-communist-post-capitalism-platform-should-marxist-dump-capital-in-the-rubbish/ I might seem that if we follow this analysis we should simply proceed to social democratic solutions to the problem. And that in many ways was the passage beyond communism for many in the wake of the period of Bernstein, etc…But we can see clearly that that also failed.

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Marx did not analyze neo-classical economics…///[Marxism] Marx’s Textbook Ep.1: An Introduction to the Critique of Capitalism & of Economics

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I this really a good idea? Marx was confusing enough on classical economics and never heard of neo-classical stuff which moves into a whole new dimension of sophistry… This is the first episode of a new Living The Dream series entitled Marx’s Textbook. In each episode Dave(@withsobersenses) takes a chapter of a basic macroeconomics textbooks […]

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R48G: facing reality: marxism failed…we must reinvent a (communist) post-capitalist platform….should marxists dump Capital in the rubbish?

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The moment of truth is arriving while the world of the marxist dawdles in confusion and repetition of frozen memes. What was the problem? The left has done very little to analyze or discuss this. Usually someone on the left becomes disillusioned and simply decamps. But what is needed is for marxists to critically examine […]

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archiving ‘Critique of Gandhi’…

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Since the original site no longer exists we will archive this essay here: http://culturalsabotage.blogspot.com/2006/01/critique-of-gandhi.html Critique of Gandhi… This is one of the best and most coherent critiques of Gandhi that I’ve read so far… from http://members.tripod.com/~INDIA_RESOURCE/gandhi.html Gandhi – ‘Mahatma’ or Flawed Genius? National Leader or Manipulative Politician?

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R48G: are americans in a state of trance? hurricane harvey and the coming wake up call…

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Our discussions of strategic action have been controversial on the issue of violence/nonviolence, but we have always, please note, accompanied that with an idea of ‘virtual revolution’: we need to consider in the abstract if nonviolent strategies are going to work… In any case history may well hand the left a unique opportunity, can it […]

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archive: R48G: the empty rhetoric of democracy without an equality of the commons

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R48G: the empty rhetoric of democracy without an equality of the commons August 4th, 2017 · The idea of communism has been so discredited that we forget that in some form it is the only solution to the problem of fairness, and thence of democracy: our current system promotes the theme of democracy in order […]

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archive: R48G: floating fourth turning points…

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R48G: floating fourth turning points… August 8th, 2017 · http://darwiniana.com/?s=floating+fourth+turning+points The marxist left has no real understanding of the evolution of civilization (not that other sectors do either) and it is necessary to see behind ‘revolution’ to the larger dynamics of what can be called ‘macro’ change…

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archive: Booknote: Our First Revolution…the bourgeois revolution and…the english civil war…

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Booknote: Our First Revolution: The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America’s Founding Fathers Beside books like Davidson’s tome on ‘bourgeois revolutions’ we have books such as this (I unexpectedly found a copy on my bookshelf),

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archive: government of psychopaths, american and israeli…//JFK-9/11: 50 Years of Deep State

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government of psychopaths, american and israeli…//JFK-9/11: 50 Years of Deep State – Yesterday we cited a book on 9/11, today we can cite a kind of companion volume: the book is a depressing expose of the depravity of american politics over the last fifty years and can barely manage space for the issue of the […]

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R48G: limits to growth and the inevitability of ‘revolutionary’ transformation

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the no growth economic model http://www.paecon.net/PAEReview/issue57/Trainer57.pdf: The radical implications of a zero growth economy 1. the limits to growth are closing in on modern economies 2. A no growth economy requires an immense social transformation, inevitability ‘revolutionary’, the term in quotation marks as unspecified or potentially (induced) evolutionary

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this week…

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http://darwiniana.com/2017/08/30/r48g-ironic-aptness-of-ayn-rands-capitalists-fourth-rate-nietzschean-parodies-of-the-overman-making-a-botch-of-everything-including-finally-the-climate/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/08/29/r48g-we-are-about-to-endanger-millions-probably-fatally/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/08/29/not-our-president-trumps-impudence-in-visiting-hurricane-site-with-his-views-of-climate-change-the-world-needs-an-apology/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/08/28/critique-of-gandhi/

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Study: a universal basic income would grow the economy – Vox

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a failed theory and plagiarism issue///Charles Darwin by AN Wilson review – how wrong can a biography be? 

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It is hard to evaluate the debate over this book prior to publication but two issues in general remain tabled: the failure of the theory of natural selection the evidence of Darwin’s plagiarism of Wallace We can see at least that more and more thinkers are breaking with darwinism publicly. Source: Charles Darwin by AN […]

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Disaster capitalism in action: Corporate greed made Harvey worse — now comes the cash grab – Salon.com

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Is Hurricane Harvey a Harbinger for America’s Future?

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Hurricane Harvey, Climate Change Denialists and the Wrath of the Right

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Climate Change Is Creating A New Urban Crisis

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Sandwalk: Experts meet to discuss non-coding RNAs – fail to answer the important question

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Wilson’s book on Darwin trashed again, this time in the Guardian and the Evening Standard « Why Evolution Is True

August 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Wilson’s book on Darwin trashed again, this time in the Guardian and the Evening Standard « Why Evolution Is True

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Is Information the Basis for the Universe? | Evolution News

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Source: Is Information the Basis for the Universe? | Evolution News

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Bird navigation designed around smell? | Uncommon Descent

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Climate change did not “cause” Harvey, but it’s a huge part of the story | Richard Dawkins Foundation

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