Karl Marx

When Faced With Disruption, CEO's Tend to Make This 1 Fatal Mistake

Innovation isn't like operations<p>"The biggest change you are going to see over the next year is that we want to bring our toy stores to life," newly minted Toys R Us CEO Dave Brandon told a reporter a little over a year ago. "I want kids to be dragging their parents to our stores because they want …

American Philosophy

Russia Is Using Marxist Strategies, and So Is Trump

Moscow's meddling in the U.S. election was aimed at stoking social tensions. Sound familiar?<p>Karl Marx and his followers argued that revolutionaries should disrupt capitalist societies by "heightening the contradictions." Russia used a version of that Marxist idea in its efforts to disrupt the 2016 …

Business

‘Eyes Wide Shut’ actress and Hollywood conservative: Why the #Resist movement has it completely wrong

Since President Trump’s election, many progressives who are determined to oppose everything he does have branded themselves “the Resistance.” That’s the same name used by heroic anti-fascist freedom fighters who risked their lives to fight Nazi forces in Europe in World War II.<p>This is absurd. …

Opinion

Capitalism is ending because it has made itself obsolete, former Greek finance minister Yannis Varoufakis says

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has claimed capitalism is coming to an end because it is making itself obsolete.<p>The former economics …

Greece

Socialism Vs. Capitalism: Karl Marx Vs. Howard Marks

This past week, I spent some time with two famous men named Marx and Marks.<p>The first is the infamous Karl Marx, who authored "The Communist …

Business

Western Fanaticism and The Idea of China

<i>This essay, written in 2015, forms the introduction to the forthcoming Chinese edition of</i> Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea. Fanaticism<i> is out now</i> …

Western Philosophy

May’s Brexit chasm — Welfare day — Labour exodus

<b>By JACK BLANCHARD</b><p><b>Good Wednesday morning</b>.<p><b>HOW TO START YOUR DAY:</b> Tory MP Tim Loughton spends an hour in the bath every morning “just thinking about …

European News

How Marxism Fueled The National Anthem Protests At Football Games

When Colin Kaepernick, then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand for the national anthem in 2016, he probably had no idea what …

Conservative View

Meet the New Stock Market Regulators: Marx and Mao

The chief of China's securities regulator urges his fellow regulators to revisit classic Communist texts<p>Karl Marx and Mao Zedong aren’t normally top of the reading pile for stock market regulators. They are in China. Less than a week before a major meeting of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing, …

China

Karl Marx Monument

A larger-than-life statue of the German revolutionist stands proud in a small town where he never lived.<p>The spa town of Karlovy Vary, located 80 …

Culture

The Intellectual Roots of the War against Columbus

They go back to Marxism and the Ku Klux Klan.<p>Bashing Christopher Columbus has long been de rigueur among the liberal elite. Today, it has infiltrated …

Conservative View

India Needs to Open Its Wallet

Spending more is the only way to get the economy moving again.<p>Economists would almost universally agree that fiscal discipline is a good thing. No government should aspire to live beyond its means. If it does, the consequences can be severe: higher inflation, higher interest rates, low private …

Economics

The Myth of "Nazi Capitalism"

I came across a clever tweet recently claiming that people who say ”The Nazis were socialists, it’s in the name!” must be ”very confused by buffalo …

Capitalism

From Karl Marx to GST 'Diwali': Highlights of PM Modi's Day 1 Gujarat visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in in Gujarat on a 2-day trip. This is the third visit by the Prime Minister in his home state within a month.The Day 1 …

India

The truth about capitalism is out as Marx’s magic cap starts to slip

A century after the rise of the Bolsheviks, the young are reading Karl Marx again – and faith in the superstitious beliefs that underpin market economies is faltering<p>Wasn’t this supposed to be the party conference in which the Tories reminded everyone of the virtues of market capitalism? “Tories …

Opinion

Verso Spring 2018 Catalogue

Our Sping 2018 list includes a new theory of money from Michel Aglietta, a fascinating portrait of the Black Panthers in Algiers by Elaine Mokhtefi, …

Western Philosophy

20 designs that defined the modern world

What influences the appearance and character of the things that surround us? Design. It might be the biggest subject in the world.<p>Design<p>Design is a defining activity of contemporary life. Like movies and rock, it is unique to contemporary civilization. Indeed, Karl Marx knew that the epic …

World War II

Estonia’s digital summit proves much is still lost in translation

Tallinn’s DigitExpo treats heads of EU governments to display of artificial intelligence

News (Ireland)

Lament as Mission in the Suburbs

<i>“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.“</i> …

Leipzig’s Marx monument and the dustbin of history

What could Karl Marx have to do with Charlottesville? At an historic moment when debates rage about the fate of memorials across much of the United …

Germany

Why Democracies Fail

Image source: Pixabay.com<p><i>You can never have a revolution to establish a democracy.</i><p><i>You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.</i><p><i>—G. K.</i> …

Democracy

Modernized Korachism: Attempts to Collapse a System from Inside - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

I read a thought provoking article: ‘HISTORIAN TIES DEMS TO MARXIST PLAN TO COLLAPSE U.S. FROM INSIDE’<p>What distinguishes the modern Democrat Party …

Opinion

Debt and Utopia

<i>This essay was first published in</i> Politics/Letters<i>. A full version to be published next year in a volume titled</i> The Politics of Debt<i>, edited by</i> …

Western Philosophy

Monkey selfie case finally settled – but there are many similar animal rights battles to come

The furore that erupted when David Slater, a British wildlife photographer, released a “selfie” taken by a macaque monkey in 2015 has only just …

Primates

Partisanship is an American tradition

Is America still a “nation of ideas”? Warring tribes or united by principle, Donald Trump’s presidency forces a question we haven’t had to answer in …

Democracy

Detroit’s Rebellion and the Rise of the Neoliberal State

<i>This essay first appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of</i> Against the Current<i>.</i><p>The following account of the Detroit uprising of 1967 is …

United States

The Self-Suffocating Fight to Bring Back the Jobs of the Past

Adam Smith and Karl Marx disagreed about almost everything. The invisible hand of the market versus public ownership of the means of production, the …

Business

Karl Marx's 'Das Kapital' still fascinates after 150 years

First published a century and a half ago, Karl Marx's work 'Das Kapital' is still read today. Its German author was the first economist to take on …

Germany

The real history behind Victorian thriller ‘The Limehouse Golem’

<i>Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke in 'The Limehouse Golem'.</i><p><b>Q. What inspired you to take this film on board?</b><p>A. The film is based on a book — <i>Dan Leno and the</i> …

History

Glossary of People: Ma

Ma<p>MacDonald, James Ramsay (1866-1937)<p>Born at Lossiemouth, Scotland, he became well known as a propagandist of socialist ideas and in 1893, together …

History