Category Archives: Critique

CREDIT AND THE COMING CRUNCH.

In the 20th and 21st centuries a thin piece of plastic card measuring 3 and 3/8 inches by 2 and 1/8 inches became almost ubiquitous; at least in the advanced capitalist countries. Although there are two types of such ‘cards’ … Continue reading

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THE 2020 USA ELECTION RESULTS?

Biden beats Trump by 76 million, votes to 72 million, to become the 46th President of the United States of America? Both candidates got the most votes ever in such elections. Despite his obvious shortcomings, his cavalier attitude and the … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 28.

Free School Meals and Food banks. In the UK, during the spaces between wall to wall Covid-19 bulletins, media attention this autumn has been drawn to the question of free school meals. Whether to continue them during the holiday period … Continue reading

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DECAPITATION IN THE NAME OF GOD.

The three recent events of shooting, stabbing and attempted decapitations in France are stark reminders of the dangers of religious beliefs. There will of course be attempts to single out Islam as unique in the realms of killing in the … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 27.

Balancing the Books. In a recent speech, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak explained why he could no longer support all businesses (and jobs) by further financial help. He stressed that it was more important to “balance the … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 26.

Viable Jobs. The Conservative UK government, in what it thinks is a sober reflection of economic reality, decided (w/e 25th September 2020) to only continue subsidising (via a Job Support Scheme) what they consider are viable jobs. That is to … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 25

In ‘CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC 24’ in July on this blog, it was suggested that ending the Covid-19 lock-down in most countries in that month was far too soon. As predicted, the virus was allowed to continue circulating by populations, some … Continue reading

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THE 2020 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

The USA presidential election in November 2020, is set to occur at a time when the capitalist mode of production will be in the throes of the most severe crisis it has ever faced. As the competing Democratic and Republican … Continue reading

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2020: STILL THINKING INSIDE THE BOX?

Early in the year 2020, the dysfunctional socio-economic system we are all trapped in (ie the capitalist mode of production) was given its most profound shock ever. Within weeks the whole system of global production, distribution and consumption was exposed … Continue reading

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THE DANGERS OF SECTARIANISM.

Sectarianism. There has long been a phenomenon within struggles for unity against ruling elites which is the intellectual equivalent of cancer in the human body. It attacks individual units of struggle and breaks down internal group solidarity. The phenomenon is … Continue reading

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