What if you could cash your paycheck at the post office instead of a predatory check-cashing place?
I had issues with Sanders, but now that his campaign is pretty much over, my biggest lament is that the term "socialism" will once again face extinction.
Utopian communities by themselves could not overcome the power of capitalism, but we do well to learn from their positive achievements - and failures.
Rosa Luxemburg famously said the choice before humanity was "socialism or barbarism." 101 years later, the same stark option confronts us today.
Even under socialism, doctors and lawyers will receive higher salaries than custodians, postal workers, cashiers, and fast food workers.
The impulse for large-scale, government-led democratic socialist reforms could produce the qualitative transformation Marx counted on.
For the first time since the earliest human societies, people have finally started to practically work toward a social order not based on exploitation.
The American people have been denied the right to discuss socialism in the public arena. Thanks to Bernie, that's changing.
Since Marx and Engels pinned the adjective "scientific" to socialism, we have toggled between the burden of Utopia and the urgency of fighting for justice.
Having gains rolled back is a bitter experience. Personally, I'm tired of fighting for the same things again and again.