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Das Capitalist

March 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Adam Smith, far from being an apostle of free-market capitalism, advocated full employment, high wages, high taxes, and big government… Das Capitalist Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life, Nicholas Phillipson, Yale, 346 pages By George Scialabba In the “Overture” to his grandly symphonic The Enlightenment: An Interpretation, Peter Gay describes the “international type” of the philosophe […]

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Globalization: beyond economics and market obsessions

March 4th, 2011 · No Comments

On The Threshold Of World Civilization One of the pitfalls of globalization theory is the economic fundamentalism of its current proponents. But real globalization, visible in the eonic effect, transends economics.

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Marx essay at LRB

February 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2011/02/03/booknotes-marx/ The previous post is of considerable interest, but its basic barely stated point is that the ‘crisis’ has come and gone, Marx has stirred in his grave, and we are where we were before, powerless. I think that Marx is too much on the minds of the left: they are bewitched still by a […]

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Smith legacy

January 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Theory and Ideology: Das Adam Smith Problem Economic ideology has run rampant in modern civilizaton creating a fictitious universe of exploitative capitalism. The whole mystique from Adam Smith can’t manage his skeptical stance, and his refusal to make economic systems the basis of a whole civilization.

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Harris, morality and Darwinism’s antagonism to altruism

January 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Harris has lost perspective on his subject, the moral landscape. But if we look at Darwinism and its treatment of the evolution of ethics we find a truly savage mathematical theory of altruism, whose main intent seems to be to destroy morality, especially the hated altruism that might interfere with capitalist economy.

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Markets a criminal enterprises where explotative

January 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Econostream != Eonic Sequence: Shouting back at capitalism propaganda, and its ideology of market exploitation. The success of the right in the ideology of markets game is often hard to understand: it succeeds even in making the exploited revolt against those trying to help, as with the Tea Partiers. But more than anything the hyped […]

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Hobsbawm link

January 21st, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.redfortyeight.com/2011/01/21/eric-hobsbawm-a-conversation-about-marx-student-riots-the-new-left-and-the-milibands/ I bungled the link to this yesterday, so here’s the whole interview over at 1848+. The emphasis on Marx is good, but not enough. We need to distance ourselves from Marx/Engels, just as they did from the French Socialists, et al., and integrated them all into a new and higher synthesis, sublation in Hegel’s […]

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Ecological endgames.

January 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Ecological Endgames: A Tyranny of Markets Marx has confused the left by foisting economic fundamentalism on historical analysis. The point is to see that economics does not explain historical evolution, and that capitalism can degenerate into a pathological condition, created by men, that subjects men to an exploitation that has no status in nature, only […]

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Walking through Borders Bookstore

January 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Review of ‘The New Road to Serfdom I was walking through a Borders store today and passed the polit/sci section. Looking at the strange and impoverished selection of rightwing texts (with not a few liberal texts sprinkled throughout) it instantly became obvious what is going on with the Tea Party stupidoes: they are easy to […]

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Booknotes: The New Road to Serfdom

January 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I just reviewed this absurd book at Amazon: The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America by Daniel Hannan Edition: Hardcover Americans have suffered the worst consequences of capitalism because they are systematically deprived of alternatives and informaation about them. Thus this book is typical of the propaganda rushed into service when […]

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Marx’s deep analysis of ideology, but failed theories

January 9th, 2011 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap6_3_2.htm At a time of crisis the left is almost paralyzed by its own confused ideologies and inability to recreate their subject. The festish of commodities created by Marxists out of Marx’s brilliant but flawed theories is holding things back at time when there should be a vibrant and energetic left able to expose the […]

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23 Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism:

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2010/12/28/repost-history-vs-markets/comment-page-1/#comment-355524 Richard said, December 30, 2010 at 12:54 am · Ha Joon Chang’s “23 Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism:” http://www.amazon.com/Things-They-Dont-About-Capitalism/dp/1608191664 Looks good, I just preordered it. I also just go the book on the history of Tantra you mentioned, will study…

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Repost: history vs markets

December 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The illusion that capitalism drives history is a fallacy that Marx should have exposed, but instead embraced. In many ways, Marx is not the person we thought he was, and his legacy is a subtle obstacle to creating a real left. More on this soon. ————— From yesterday: The right to exit markets With respect […]

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Repost: Europe’s Promise & Wall Street gangsters

December 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Popular post: The American public is being exploited by economic pseudo-science, bad journalism, and the conspiracy of Wall Street gangsters, some of them on Obama’s staff. It is not impossible to balance capitalism and social democracy. —————————— Just read: Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age Steven Hill […]

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The right to exit markets

December 27th, 2010 · No Comments

With respect to previous posts today on market ideology… In a way Marx confused the issue here, because, just at the moment of liberating thought from economic determinism, he produced ‘historical materialism’ which actually embraced economic laws of history. History is not driven by economics. Period, over and out. The point here is that markets, […]

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Booknotes: Europe’s Promise

December 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Just read: Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age Steven Hill I recommnd this book to anyone struggling with the massive doses of economic gibberish flooding the American media. It can help to put the situation into perspective, and as a self-defense against the market ideology that reigns […]

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Ridley

December 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Ridley commentary

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Making the Rich Happy

December 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Christmas Weekend Edition December 24-26, 2010 CounterPunch Diary Making the Rich Happy http://www.counterpunch.org/cockburn12242010.html By ALEXANDER COCKBURN Nicely in time for the end-of-year job ratings, President Obama has crawled from the political graveyard, where only a month ago wreaths were being heaped around his sepulcher. The Commentariat now gravely applauds his recent victories in the US […]

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Confusing economies and evolution

December 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Critique of Evolutionary Economy Confusing economies and evolution has made scientists misunderstand what evolution is. Part of the problem is that economies are visible, up to a point, while evolution is a process stretching over millions of years, and quite unseen. Further, economies show design: a market of designing agents!

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Zombie economics and Darwinism

December 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Krugman on Zombie Economics The free-market fundamentalists have been as wrong about events abroad as they have about events in America — and suffered equally few consequences. “Ireland,” declared George Osborne in 2006, “stands as a shining example of the art of the possible in long-term economic policymaking.” Whoops. But Mr. Osborne is now Britain’s […]

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Presidents who are responsible for the debt

December 18th, 2010 · No Comments

Comment on Financial Plunder Richard Presidents who are responsible for the debt: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/11/where-did-our-debt-come-from/66530/

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Booknotes: …Born on the Wrong Continent?

November 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?: How the European Model Can Help You Get a Life [Hardcover] Thomas Geoghegan f Our idea of the ‘Green Tea Party’ has been a bit sarcastic so far, but only to remain at abstract distance from specifics until understanding arrives. And the latter is completely absent in American […]

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The capitalist criminal class

November 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Reading : Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America [Hardcover] Matt Taibbi Good expose of the criminal class running the Ameridan economy and the clever way current elites can manipulate their victims to support them. One aspect of all this, always at all times, beside the economic theories/ideologies is […]

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Hilferding’s Finanz Kapital: recurring relevance

November 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.zcommunications.org/a-century-since-hilferding-s-finanz-kapital-again-apparently-a-banker-s-world-by-patrick-bond A century since Hilferding’s Finanz Kapital — again, apparently, a banker’s world? By Patrick Bond Sunday, November 21, 2010 The power and reach of financial institutions, not to mention the resulting superprofits, are the source of widespread, often extreme frustration. Industrialists, small businesspeople, government leaders, workers, consumers, environmentalists, the Greeks and Irish […]

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