Last week’s stock sell-off was merely the beginning of what’s to come.. The soaring stock market has been the crux of Donald Trump’s argument for the competence of his reign. It might be his favorite tweet subject, outside the “Failing New York Times.”Trump on Aug. 18: “Longest bull run in the history of the stock market, congratulations America!” Aug. 24: “Our economy is setting records on every front.” September 11th: “Where are the Democrats coming from? The best economy in the history of the country would totally collapse if they ever took control!”
Like a Cheshire cat the ‘eonic effect’ fades into shimmering background as an empirical series of epochal transitions replaces it, and stages of production theory…
September 26th, 2018 ·
History and epochal transitions?
March 26th, 2018 ·
The legacy of Marxism contains a rich load of potential tools but is marred by the confusions of theory that beset Marx (and Engels) and rendered their work overall a contradictory package in practice. Continue reading History and Epochal Transitions? problems with ‘stages of production’ theory
Thousands of self-organized Hondurans fleeing violence and poverty are marching to US/Mexico border. Trump threatens to stop money for Honduras and send troops to border.
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report lays out a rather grim set of observations, predictions and warnings. Perhaps the biggest takeaway? That the world cannot warm more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (1.5°C) over pre-industrial levels without significant impacts.If the world warms a mere half a degree more than that, hundreds of millions of people could face dire consequences—namely famine, disease and displacement—from things like rising sea levels and increased drought and flooding.
Toward a New Communist Manifesto & Democratic Market Neo-Communism
Confronting the riddle of world history
January 13th, 2018 •
After all the debate and discussion from the left the stark reality remains that Marxist views of history suffer from a flawed foundation in economic fundamentalism. A far broader view is needed that can handle the places of values, the question of free will (or free agency), questions of art, religion, and philosophy. The original perspectives were too narrow and too reductionist after the style of emerging scientism/positivism. We don’t really need a ‘science’ of history, an invitation to fallacy, so much as a simple map or chronicle done empirically as a backdrop for a value-based account of a futurist project (of socialism/communism).
The eonic effect is somehow very tricky but exposes the false attachment to Darwinism that pervades Marxism with fallacious axioms, but in the end it points to a set of historical subtleties that make mincemeat of most attempts to subject history to social control as ideological fixation on Machiavellian politics, economics, and technology.
The complicated enigma disguising a hidden teleology demands a far more complex view of the historical than can be provided by current assumptions, mostly based on premature dogmas of how to do science. The fact remains that both evolution and history elude a scientific foundation and part of the reason is the issue facts and values confounds all attempts at a solution to the riddle.
There is a reasonably simple way out, which is to follow the contours of the so-called ‘eonic effect’ as an outline which itself solves the problem historical dynamics.
In any case the future of socialism requires moving beyond the failed strategies of Marxism and the confusion it created over stages of history.