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Yanis Varoufakis: The Future of Capitalism | The New School

Varoufakis adiscusses themes from his new book, “And The Weak Suffer What They Must?,” including the origins of a crisis that has affected not only Greece, but all of Europe.

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CUiSL welcomes contributions from its students and others to its study of  global warming, CO2 emissions and capitalist crisis. Please contact us at cuisl@communist-party.org.uk if you would like to participate in this study. 414 more words


Agency, neoliberalism, and anti-neoliberalism.

Try this thought experiment: An evil (of course) US corporate CEO gathers with his board and proposes that to reduce labor costs and stick it to the union, they move manufacturing to China or India. 1,931 more words


Spaces without Hope

It’s been almost two decades since David Harvey’s Spaces of Hope. Writing at the end of the millennium, Harvey saw a dire need for utopian imagining and optimistic thought: “I believe that in this moment in our history we have something of great import to accomplish by exercising an optimism of the intellect in order to open up ways of thinking that have for too long remained foreclosed.” Harvey’s call has been answered, but not in the way he hoped. 1,085 more words


Progress on Study of Global Warming and Marxist Crisis Theory

We are at an early stage in our project to apply Marxist Crisis Theory to Global Warming and the need to constrain CO2 emissions. The following tentative outline of a possible discussion paper and the work needed to complete it has, however, been prepared: 376 more words

Peter Frase

The High Cost Of Free Speech In A Postmodern Age


I’ve never been a fan of Francois Lyotard. Next to heavyweights like Adorno, Derrida, or Foucault he comes off like a competent but uninspired doctoral fellow, his betters calling him Lyo the Lightweight behind his back. 1,242 more words


The soft discipline of neoliberalism.

The hallmark of the neoliberal thought collective was that they more or less accepted the inherited image of an addled and befuddled populace, but thoroughly rejected any appeals to a scientific technocracy to instill some discipline in the masses.

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