Wine and Cheese

Bitcoin: Finally, fair money?

Bitcoins

Bitcoin is a decentralised digital currency, functioning without a central bank. But does it actually differ from "real" money, and can it help positive social change?

Benefit envy without benefit - Junge Linke

Junge Linke discuss the government's mobilisation of benefits envy as part of its assault on living standards.

Gentrification - the economy of the land and the role of politics

Wine and Cheese on the politics and economics of land and housing.

Islamism – Consequence of, heir to and rival of frustrated Arab nationalism

Wine and Cheese on the origins and meaning of Islamism.

“If we have rice, we can have everything”: a critique of Khmer Rouge ideology and practice

Junge Linke on the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror in Cambodia, and its origins.

Private property, exclusion and the state - Junge Linke

Junge Linke on the interdependence of private property, capitalism and the state

"You mean they actually vote for the lizards?" - Junge Linke

Junge Linke on elections, democracy and the state under capitalism.

Proud to be ... So what?

Junge Linke on identity politics, and the emancipation of oppressed groups under capitalism.

Why anti-national?

Why is nationalism so effective and so persistent? What is the basis for the continual appeal of nationalism in its many forms? Wine and Cheese tackle the question.