Category Archives: neo-liberalism

BEGINNERS GUIDE – 5.

On capitalist Colonialism and Imperialism. Undoubtedly, colonisation and Imperial conquest occurred during the ancient Persian, Greek and later Roman civilisations. It was nothing new. However, the modern versions of these socio-economic practices need to be understood within the evolution of … Continue reading

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BEGINNERS GUIDE – 4.

On Finance-Capital. In beginners guide 3 (On Capitalism) the source of the profit on productive capital was traced to the surplus-labour performed by working people during an unpaid part of each working day. This unpaid surplus-labour yields a monetary value … Continue reading

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EVERYBODY KNOWS.

Everybody knows the dice are loaded. Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed. Everybody knows the war is over. Everybody knows the good guys lost. Everybody knows the fight is fixed. The poor stay poor the rich get rich. That’s how … Continue reading

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AN APOLOGY TO ROBERT FISK.

After finally finishing the book ‘The Great War for Civilisation’ by Robert Fisk I decided it needed reviewing on this blog. For even though it was published in 2005, its content is still valuable in understanding the situation we find … Continue reading

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CAPITALISM AND DEMOCRACY.

[Democracy: “…a situation in which everyone is treated equally”. A process: .”..relating to or… available to the broad masses of the people.” Websters Dictionary] Democracy under Capitalism. Much play is made by the political class (and many other pro-capitalists) concerning … Continue reading

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CROSSING RED LINES.

According to the leaders of USA, France, and UK, killing people by chemical or biological weapons was crossing a red line and had to be punished. Yet despite claims of acting out of humanitarian concern for innocent civilians, the military … Continue reading

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‘BEST WORKERS IN THE WORLD’ – 2.

In the previous article “Best workers in the world”, I drew attention to the re-emergence of authoritarian, nationalist, one-nation ideas which are being promoted and implemented by various right-wing political parties throughout Europe and beyond. I used some of the … Continue reading

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