Category Archives: neo-liberalism

CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 9.

The hypocrisy of the economic and political elites and their middle – class supporters in the media is clearly visible if one gives attention to the statements they utter. Take for example the politically orchestrated and media amplified salute to … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 6.

A world upside down. The primary target for all the financial measures taken by pandemic-struck governments has been to provide aid to industry, commerce and banking. Such ‘largesse’ is not actually to save the ‘people’ but the existing economic ‘system’. … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 5

After initially downplaying the combined contagion capability of Covid-19 and its conduit along the global supply chain, many governments, have started to rehearse a self-serving narrative. It is a narrative which will dominate contemporary and future discussions and evaluations of … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 3

Covid 19 and Capitalism. Viruses are an ancient life-form and they pre-date the capitalist mode of production by millions, if not billions of years. Yet viruses and capitalism do have something in common. A virus is a member of the … Continue reading

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THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 2

Capitalism and health-care. In Corona Virus Pandemic – 1, it was briefly pointed out how global supply chains on the ‘just in time’ basis both extended the range of potential epidemics and accelerated the speed of their spread across the … Continue reading

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BEGINNERS GUIDE 17.

On Co-operation. In guide 15, it was pointed out that in the 19th and 20th centuries, even the pro-capitalist elites were compelled to create numerous non-profit institutions and organisations. This was because private enterprises were not adequate vehicles for maintaining … Continue reading

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THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 1.

There has been a lot of confusion concerning the latest corona virus to spread globally among the human population. Misinformation concerning (COVID -19) has been spread (like a virus itself) by ‘vectors’. The main vectors for the current epidemic of … Continue reading

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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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