Class Analysis

Articles covering aspects of class analysis.

Class Warfare (Alternative Radio Podcast)

This article originally appeared on the Guernica website.

Economic Update - Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad

Updates on grim US employment data released June 1, how Europe experiences global capitalist crisis differently in Greece, Spain and Germany, and how "parental leave" in US jobs lags all other advanced countries. Interview Dr Harriet Fraad on fast increase of US adults living alone: causes and consequences economically and psychologically. Responses to questions on Spain, US student debt, economic collapse.

Economic Update - Government Subservience to Business

Updates on Providence, RI cuts of retired city workers' pensions and tax exemption for Brown University; on joblessness and unemployment for recent college grads; and on the thriving communist mayor and town of Marinaleda, Spain. Major discussions of how and why enterprises buy political influence with examples from Hollywood producers and the ATT Corp. Responses to questions about the Tobin Tax on financial transactions and on how and why national debts have serious economic consequences.

Interview by Matt Renner on new book "Occupy the Economy"

This article originally appeared on Truthout's website.

Manifesto For Economic Democracy and Ecological Sanity (Persian Language)

مانیفست دموکراسی اقتصادی و سلامت زیست محیطی

در این زمانه تغییر و تحول، چشم انداز تاریخی جدیدی فراروی ماست.نظام سرمایه داری هم باعث ایجاد بحران های عمیق اقتصادی شده است و هم نظام سیاسی زر خرید و گوش به فرمانش را به ورطه بحران کشانیده است. نه نظام اقتصادی سرمایه داری و نه نظام سیاسی مرتبط با آن دیگر در خدمت نیازهای جامعه نیستند. جامعه ما توان برآوردن نیازهای مردم را ندارد، چه از حیث توانایی عرضه مشاغل امن،با درآمد کافی و مفید به حال جامعه، و چه از حیث برقراری ارتباط پایدار با محیط زیستی که زندگی ما بسته به آن است.

Economic Update - May 19th, 2012 - Government Bailouts, Corporate Take-overs and Unemployment

Updates on impact of subprime mortgage abuses and economic crisis on racial and ethnic minorities; on Japan's nationalization of the Tepco Corp., and mixed results of bailouts of GM and Chrysler. Major discussions of (1) why government take-overs of private enterprise are rarely "socialistic" and mostly pro-capitalist, and (2) the basic causes and cures for unemployment in capitalist economies. Responses to comments on decision-making in workers' self-directed enterprises and about "recovery" in the housing market. 

Global Capitalism - May 2012 Monthly Update (audio)

  These Tuesday evenings will each begin with an update and analysis of major economic events of the last month and their contexts of longer-term economic trends shaping politics and society here and abroad. We will focus on the evolving global capitalist economic crisis and its consequences.

Programme pour une démocratie économique et une alternative écologique

 

Un nouvel horizon politique s’ouvre à nous à ce moment de changement. Le capitalisme comme système ainsi qu’un personnel politique à sa solde ont engendré une crise économique qui va en s’approfondissant. Ni l’un ni l’autre ne pourvoient aux besoins de notre société.

Economic Democracy, Not Austerity or Keynesian "Growth"

appeared in Truthout.org May 10, 2012   Recent defeats of Dutch, Greek and French governing parties show rising opposition to their austerity policies. Across Europe and North America, similar oppositions mount. Bailing out large financial and other corporations with borrowed money has been the almost universal government plan for coping with global capitalist crisis. The result - rising government deficits and debts - was followed by "austerity policies" to reduce those deficits and debts.

Global Capitalism - May 2012 Monthly Update

 

These Tuesday evenings will each begin with an update and analysis of major economic events of the last month and their contexts of longer-term economic trends shaping politics and society here and abroad. We will focus on the evolving global capitalist economic crisis and its consequences. We will examine topics such as

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