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The Illusion of the Equality of Opportunity

Marxist sociologists Bowles and Gintis argue that capitalist societies are not meritocratic. Against Functionalists, they argue that it is not the amount of ability and effort an individual puts into their education that determines how well they do, but rather their class background. 495 more words

Sociology

Goldman Sachs Worried About Rising Wages....

In this recent post ‘ America is getting a raise and Goldman Sachs is freaking out about it ‘ Nick Casella cites an extract from investment bank Goldman Sachs’ daily newsletter ‘ Global Markets Daily’ which indicates that they think rising wages in America will be bad for corporate profits. 188 more words

Marxism

Bowles and Gintis: The Correspondence Principle

Marxists sociologists Bowles and Gintis (1976) argue that the main function of education in capitalist societies is the reproduction of labour power.

They see the education system as being subservient to and performing functions for the Bourgeoisie, the capitalist class who own the means of production: the Bourgeoisie require a workforce that is hardworking, accepts authority, and who won’t kick up a fuss if they are exploited, and the main function of school in capitalist societies is to indoctrinate children into these norms and values. 822 more words

Education

Black and White Working Class

I wrote this essay on the past and current struggles of the Black and white working class in the United States. I noted that:

Racism has long divided the working class, and today is no different. 79 more words

Racism

Book Review: Maoism and the Chinese Revolution: A Critical Introduction

Elliott Liu’s 2016 book attempts to present a simplified synthesis of recent scholarship on Mao’s China as well as a historically-founded critique of the politics that issued from that period. 1,180 more words

Marxism

Meeting: Can we get Socialism through Parliament?

Corbyn’s election as leader of the Labour party was rightfully cheered by all those who want to see a better world. His victory was a welcome tonic to the low level of strikes in this country. 125 more words

Socialism

How can Corbyn win the election?

Public meeting – Wednesday 26th April, 7pm at the LGBT Centre,

15 Wellington Street, Leicester, LE1 6HH

come along and join the debate!

Socialism