• Democratizing University Finance
    Democratizing University Finance

    Benjamin Wilson and Scott Ferguson join guest-host Jakob Feinig to discuss their forthcoming article about Money on the Left’s “uni” project to democratize university finance. Titled “Stop Trying to Find the Money–Create It!,” the article argues that the Public Banking Act can empower universities to issue new forms of public money that serve democratic communities and repudiate austerity.

    Why is the great project of Ecological Civilization specific to China?
    Why is the great project of Ecological Civilization specific to China?

    When the concept of ecological civilization came to prominence in China, beginning around 2002 it was depicted as a defining element of socialism with Chinese characteristics, requiring a transition away from the expropriation of nature endemic to capitalist modernity and pointing to the need for worldwide social transformations. It was thus closely related from the start to the Marxist critique of capitalism.

    Imperialism is at war with our planet—and we need to stop it
    Imperialism is at war with our planet—and we need to stop it

    While the rich embark on trips to space and fantasize about colonizing Mars, nearly a billion people have no access whatsoever to electricity.

    Where is capitalism?
    Where is capitalism?

    Present, all too present, on the earth, capitalism is not present to it. It is global.

    Devils and the Ukraine: Berlin Bulletin 204, September 21, 2022
    Devils and the Ukraine: Berlin Bulletin 204, September 21, 2022

    Am I mistaken in hearing echoes of grating radio voices from my childhood, in 1938, frightening even without translation, and omens of the giant tragedy which descended upon the world just one year later? Today’s tones are smoother, the words more circumspect, but I see election results in Spain, Italy, France, even Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands, the wrecking of the Labour Party in England and news from many regions of the USA—and I grow fearful.

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