socialism

[VIDEO] Satisfying Answers on Socialism: An Open Letter to Destiny

A response to the debate on socialism between YouTuber Destiny and author/professor Ben Burgis, from a libertarian-socialist / libertarian-communist perspective. Topics covered:

1. Are capitalists immoral?
2. Can socialism overcome incentives to destroy the environment?
3. Will widespread ignorance continue in socialism?
4. Can socialism provide a strong, thriving economy?

Also: Marx gets a makeover! (In the literal, not revisionist sense!)

[VIDEO] Breaking the Wheel? An Open Letter to Sam Tarly

A video using the popular TV show Game of Thrones as a launching point to discuss the fact that most people are unreasonably dismissive and close minded towards alternatives to capitalism and the state.They laugh off the very idea of it without giving proper consideration. The video is designed to make sense even to those who've never watched the show.

Capitalism, Socialism, Nationalization, and the Statified Economy

Capitalism is typically associated with ownership of firms by private persons while socialism is typically associated with their ownership by the government. However, state owned enterprises (which is the official name) vs private enterprises has very little to do with the actual mode of social labor, production, and distribution.

Bakunin, historical materialism, and social philosophy – Brian Morris

Two chapters from Bakunin: The Philosophy of Freedom by Brian Morris which illustrate Bakunin’s views in terms of historical materialism and social philosophy which have often been misunderstood or overlooked.

What was the purpose of the ISO?

With the recent dissolution of the International Socialist Organization (US), a former member asks, what exactly did it build for forty years?

The Origins and Capture of International Working Women's Day

We know that the bourgeois state can provide us no genuine or lasting protections and we know that women will never be safe for as long as class society and the social construct of gender exists.

Self-Management

Introduction to the theory and practice of self-management.

Socialism is not Statism

A spectre haunts the world today. It is the spectre of “socialism”. Commentators of left and right, of reactionary or reformist inclination, agree that “after three decades in the wilderness, socialism is back.”

Marx's Critique of Utopian Socialists

New Harmony by F. Bate 1838 Robert Owen's utopian community

Marx's Critique of Utopian Socialists
Roger Paden
2002
Journal of Utopian Studies