More Observations from Occupy Wall St | by Stephanie Luce

It was a strange feeling to be in Zuccotti Park (once called Liberty Plaza Park), right next to Ground Zero. I was with thousands of people listening to speeches through the “people’s microphone.” The crowd looked so similar to those of the late 1990s/early 2000s...

The 1% And Capitalism | by Shamus Cooke

By definition, capitalism is: An economic system based on private ownership of the means of production (industry, banks, technology), where through the process of market competition, production occurs for private profit — if something cannot be sold for a profit it is...

Rethinking Marxism | by Michael Burawoy

What should be our orientation to MarxisM today? The most common response is to bury it. Marxism, as Talcott Parsons used to say, was a theory whose significance was wholly confined to the 19th century – a version of 19th century utilitarianism of no relevance to the...