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Nations, as well as individuals, cannot escape the imperatives of capital accumulation without abolishing capital.
— Grandizo Munis, “For a Second Communist Manifesto”
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This is part 3 of my series on the Soviet Union economy. In this part we discuss the performance of the New Economic Policy, which was in place from 1921 to 1928. 3,655 more words
The green belt may be a British idea imported to China, but the concept has worked out to be very different in practice. In the context of Beijing’s urbanisation, it turns out that the local state uses the ecological discourse of the green belt to legitimate its land businesses. 1,324 more words
SINCE AT LEAST World War 2, the lodestar of US foreign policy has been to steer authoritarian regimes towards norms of free-market democracy on the American model through engagement backed by the United States’ economic and military supremacy. 1,604 more words