Thorstein Veblen, the controversial American economic historian and philosopher who died in 1929, just before the Great Depression, understood the capitalist mode of production better than most. 1,180 more words
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So, I’ve been researching and teaching about the expansion of the global capitalist system for decades. From all the research I’ve done, it strikes me as just about inevitable that business will soon break away from its national charter licence system to one that is supra-national. 248 more words
From a musical perspective, the ‘70’s brought us disco, big hair stadium acts, pretentious prog rock and the first defective strains of punk.
Disco and the big hair crowd were mostly clueless mainstream commercial acts celebrating the soon to come neoliberal tsunami of class warfare that was drawing a bead on middle class America. 2,907 more words
John Peters from Laurentian University is in Vancouver on Thursday, March 14 (today) at 7 p.m. for a presentation at the Rhizome Cafe, 317 East Broadway of the book he edited called: Boom, Bust and Crisis: Labour, Corporate Power and Politics in Canada. 49 more words
I’m back after having a nasty flu for the past 2+ weeks. This article by Murray Dobbin lays out a scenario for a future crash in the ‘Canadian’ housing market. 79 more words