Archive | Lost & Found

  • Barbara Ehrenreich (1941-2022)

    What is Socialist Feminism?

    In remembrance of Barbara Ehrenreich (1941–2022), we are reposting this article, which first appeared in WIN magazine on June 3, 1976, and then published in Monthly Review in 2005 (Volume 57, Issue 03).

  • State flag of Ukraine behind a wall of anonymous protesters in Kyiv, Ukraine

    Russia and the Ukraine crisis: The Eurasian Project in conflict with the triad imperialist policies

    We wanted to draw readers attention to this piece by Samir Amin, which was written at the time of the Maidan Coup in 2014. —Eds. 1. The current global stage is dominated by the attempt of historical centers of imperialism (the U.S., Western and Central Europe, Japan—hereafter called “the Triad”) to maintain their exclusive control […]

  • "This is the president of McDonnell Douglas speaking…welcome aboard the Titanic…."

    Boring From Within the Bourgeois Press: Part One

    Eugene V. Debs may be my all-time favorite American and Karl Marx my all-time favorite journalist. But my employer for a decade was The Wall Street Journal, and for another decade it was the Los Angeles Times.

  • U.S. stocks dive anew on fear of coronavirus

    The Triumph of Financial Capital

    Financial capital, once cut loose from its original role as a modest helper of a real economy of production to meet human needs, inevitably becomes speculative capital geared solely to its own self-expansion. In earlier times no one ever dreamed that speculative capital, a phenomenon as old as capitalism itself, could grow to dominate a national economy, let alone the whole world. But it has.

  • Heat waves a social murder

    Vouchers for Murder

    In order to commit murder or mayhem under this program, vouchers must be submitted within one week prior to the actions contemplated or within a month afterward. Persons who commit violent acts without valid vouchers will be asked to enter into Voluntary Consent Agreements to desist from unauthorized murder or mayhem, and up to one tenth of any ill-gotten gains will be donated voluntarily to the charity of their choice, without any implication of admission of guilt.

  • James W. Loewen (right) speaking to a standing room only audience at the 2011 National Council for the Social Studies Conference

    The Truth About the First Thanksgiving

    Origin myths do not come cheaply. To glorify the Pilgrims is dangerous. The genial omissions and false details our texts use to retail the Pilgrim legend promote Anglocentrism, which only handicaps us when dealing with all those whose culture is not Anglo.

  • István Mészáros

    The Uncontrollability of Globalizing Capital

    We live in an age of unprecedented historical crisis. Its severity can be gauged by the fact that we are not facing a more or less extensive cyclic crisis of capitalism as experienced in the past, but the deepening structural crisis of the capital system itself.

  • The Political Economy of Hybrid Corn

    In bourgeois society a violation of property rights is the supreme injustice. Hybrids provided a solution in agriculture. Commercial hybrids decrease the yield of the following generation. This means that farmers have to renew their seed every year. Hence, hybrids create a perpetual market for seed.

  • Renewing Socialism

    If “the revolutionary spirit of the last centuries, that is, the eagerness to liberate and to build a new house where freedom can dwell, [which] is unprecedented and unequaled in all prior history” properly begins with the bourgeois revolutions of the late eighteenth century, few would dispute that this eagerness for fundamental social transformation was in very large part carried into the world of the twentieth century by socialism’s revolutionary aspirations to transcend the capitalist order itself.

  • Michael Perelman

    The political economy of intellectual property

    The dramatic expansion of intellectual property rights represents a new stage in commodification that threatens to make virtually everything bad about capitalism even worse.

  • Manning Marable

    History and Black Consciousness: The Political Culture of Black America

    Many people from divergent ethnic backgrounds, speaking various languages, and possessing different cultures now share a common experience of inequality in the United States. Yet there is an absence of unity among these constituencies, in part because their leaders are imprisoned ideologically and theoretically by the assumptions and realities of the past.

  • Bernie Sanders

    Reflections from Vermont

    That there are good and honorable people who believe that the Democratic Party can be turned around. I don’t. Our major task is to change the entire nature of political discussion in the country. In my view that’s just not going to happen within the Democratic Party.

  • Mark Weber Illustration about COVID-19

    Is capitalism a disease?

    When health policy is looked at from the point of view of which issues involve a direct confrontation with ruling-class interest, which involve simply relative benefits to a class, and which are neutral, we can predict which kinds of measures are possible—highlighting the lie in the notion society is trying to improve health for all.