Posts Tagged ‘socialism’

Can we have a future, with capitalism?

Written By: - Date published: 8:50 am, February 25th, 2019 - 192 comments

The concentration of wealth and power insufficiently regulated capitalism has caused, now works against the survival of human civilisation. With the wealthy opposing any attempts to limit the damage which affects their wealth.

Why Christmas is good

Written By: - Date published: 7:32 am, December 24th, 2017 - 82 comments

Why the concept of christmas is a good thing.

Jonathan Pie – Socialism strikes back

Written By: - Date published: 3:24 pm, June 15th, 2017 - 5 comments

One week after the UK election, how did we miss this one?…

A generous donation to Labour

Written By: - Date published: 11:13 am, May 31st, 2017 - 34 comments

Thank you Robert Smellie QC, I’m sure your donation will be put to great use. Smellie said: “I am a practising Anglican and as such I see socialism as being far closer to the Gospel than free enterprise.”

Bregman: Socialism is a great product

Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, August 21st, 2016 - 147 comments

Extracts from a long piece by Rutger Bregman in The Guardian. Plenty to disagree with perhaps, but plenty to ponder too.

Supply side Jesus

Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, December 16th, 2015 - 73 comments

Ad proposes the theory that Jesus was actually a right winger.

Why ‘focusing on growth’?

Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, November 6th, 2010 - 19 comments

The title of Don Brash’s latest exercise in making John Key appear moderate second 2025 Taskforce report is “Focusing on Growth”. Why should we be myopically focused on growth? Neoliberalism treats growth as an end in itself. That reduces us to mere cogs in the machine of ‘New Zealand Inc’. A healthy society is more than its GDP growth rate.

CTU’s Alternative Economic Strategy

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, October 12th, 2010 - 15 comments

The CTU has just released its Alternative Economic Strategy. Well, they call it ‘alternative’ but it’s not like the Nats have one beyond Key smiling and waving. Anyway, the CTU’s Economic Strategy is an extremely impressive document. It goes through the current problems and suggests 100 reforms for a more successful, fair economy and country.

Meanwhile, in some good news…

Written By: - Date published: 7:40 am, September 28th, 2010 - 11 comments

While the Anglo – Saxon or English speaking left seems unable to shake  a deep malaise that began afflicting it some thirty years ago, the left in the Spanish speaking world is making some remarkable strides forward.

Free doco

Written By: - Date published: 9:59 pm, February 17th, 2009 - 13 comments

There’s been a lot of talk over the last couple of days on Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and the controversial referendum on removing the two-term limit on standing for re-election. As it happens I recently discovered John Pilger’s recent documentary The War on Democracy is now available for free on Google Video. Granted, Pilger’s a […]

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