It is absolutely essential that those who struggle to influence the development of the next social formation understand the subject of class relations. We dare not allow this structure to survive and form the basis of the new society. The new social formation, necessitated by the revolution of the means of production, must be classless. This […]
The idea that government should provide every citizen with a basic income sufficient to sustain a decent standard of living, and that this provision should be given without constraint to work, is spreading like wildfire around the world, and is being taken very seriously by some very serious people.1 It is arguably the best solution to hand for addressing the […]
Gøsta Esping-Anderson’s book, Social Foundations of Post-Industrial Economies provides an excellent introduction to the way we should be thinking about what a successful society looks like and how we should go about achieving it. Published in 1999 some of the detailed statistical evidence may be outdated but his general observations and conclusions remain vital. His book […]
If we can successfully navigate our way to a society of universal ownership and subsidiary control, a society where individuals are no longer compelled by financial necessity to sell time from their all-too-brief lives in order to survive, what will we do with ourselves? How will we find a sense of collective or individual purpose? […]
The materialist conception of history starts from the proposition that the production of the means to support human life and, next to production, the exchange of things produced, is the basis of all social structure; that in every society that has appeared in history, the manner in which wealth is distributed and society divided into […]
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