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Larry Hamelin
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Socialism and Social Democracy
Socialism resembles social democracy. Social democracy is where a capitalist democratic republic distributes some of the social surplus, i.e. the difference between what workers produce and the minimum cost of living, to the workers themselves. Some of this...
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No such thing
(Image: Bernie's Graveyard by Ben Garrison) There's no such thing as Marxism or socialism. These are terms of broad tribal affiliation; they do not name a singular coherent, identifiable ideology or political or ethical philosophy. There are some broad comm...
No such thing
No such thing
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Socialized healthcare ate my baby!
April Joy cranks the stupid up to 11 in By a thousand cuts . Ordinary Times hasn't published anything interesting in months, and then they publish this drivel. I'm done with them: even the "best" conservatives just can't escape the stupid. For the occasiona...
Socialized healthcare ate my baby!
Socialized healthcare ate my baby!
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Administrators
Administrators - a parable after Kafka by Emrys Westacott In the beginning, there were only professors and students, and relations between them were very simple. A student would give the professor half of the fee for a course at the first class, and the rem...
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Hard work and luck
In Communist China, I was taught that hard work would bring success. In the land of the American dream, I learned that success comes through good luck, the right slogans, and monitoring your own—and others’—emotions. Puzhong Yao. The Western Elite from a Ch...
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Black Mirror Season 4
Don't get me wrong: if season 4 had been Black Mirror 's first, I would have called it one of the greatest science fiction shows ever. It's very very good. With the exception of "Crocodile" (a hot mess, with nothing to redeem it, and should, like "National ...
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Crush the Republicans? Sure, but...
In How to crush Trump , Ryan Cooper observes that [I]n 2020, Trump must be crushed at the ballot box. His corrupt administration must be thoroughly investigated, and any criminal acts punished. That could happen. More importantly, the economic base of Repub...
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Why choose socialism?
If socialism is so great and capitalism is so terrible, should we dismantle capitalism and implement socialism? No. We cannot. A social system such as capitalism is not like a building that can be torn down, cleaned up, and something new built in its place....
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What is socialism?
Although I am speaking generally, what follows is, and can be, only my opinion. There is no ISO committee for the definition of socialism. No matter what anyone says about socialism, a thousand other socialists will agree, and a thousand vehemently disagree...
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Friedman on Libertarianism
In his critique of libertarianism [PDF], Jeffrey Friedman argues that libertarianism can be justified either morally or consequentially and that libertarian advocates fail to do either. I don't want to summarize Friedman's argument except to say that he use...
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