Opinion

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Reader’s correspondence: Reply to Libretti on inequality

Even under socialism, doctors and lawyers will receive higher salaries than custodians, postal workers, cashiers, and fast food workers.

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Open source socialism: Harnessing innovation for progressive change

The impulse for large-scale, government-led democratic socialist reforms could produce the qualitative transformation Marx counted on.

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Dreaming of Brexit

Globalization is unstoppable. Even war will only produce a pause in the process. But its shape, boundaries, and direction are all subject to initiative.

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Thoughts on Greece, Syriza and its left critics, Part 2

While Greece is a tiny country and Syriza a new party of the left, their success in overcoming the current crisis would give fresh momentum to people in Europe and woldwide.

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Thoughts on Greek crisis and in defense of Syriza, Part 1

The current crisis in Greece and the Eurozone is fluid and far from settled.

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Reformers, radicals, and challenging Wall Street

Gretchen Morgenson isn't a household name, and probably never will be. But on Wall Street, everybody knows her.

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What is "inclusive prosperity?"

President's Obama's State of the Union address included a welcome centerpiece proposal taxing finance capital and the rich, and giving it to the middle class and poor.

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Myths of capitalism: the myth of scarcity

We are faced with a choice of who will pay to rebuild our infrastructure, educate our children, and transition to a green economy.

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Communists in convention: What our mission is and isn't

A section of the keynote to the Communist Party USA 30th National Convention, June 13-15, 2014. It was delivered on the convention's opening day by outgoing National Chair Sam Webb.

 

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Economics is not morality play, but politics is

For socialist and progressive working-class forces, breaking out of marginalization is the key political challenge of our time.

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