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Capitalism or Socialism? There’s an Even Better Option

Capitalism or Socialism? There’s an Even Better Option | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Politics and polling data reveal a remarkable shift in American attitudes toward socialism. More Democrats now view socialism favorably (42 percent) than unfavorably (34 percent). Among young adults, socialism does even better with a 43 percent favorable view vs. only 26 percent unfavorable. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a self-described Democratic Socialist, has surprised the establishment with the strength of his campaign.
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'The Singularity & Socialism' - An Interview With Author C. James Townsend - SERIOUS WONDER

'The Singularity & Socialism' - An Interview With Author C. James Townsend - SERIOUS WONDER | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What will the coming Technological Singularity entail for our future socio-economic policies? - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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Bill Gates: Only Socialism Can Save the Climate, 'The Private Sector is Inept'

Bill Gates: Only Socialism Can Save the Climate, 'The Private Sector is Inept' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bill Gates explains why the climate crisis will not be solved by the free market.
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After Corbyn, Before Virtue: Moral Markets and the Prospect of a Renewed Socialism - ABC Online

After Corbyn, Before Virtue: Moral Markets and the Prospect of a Renewed Socialism - ABC Online | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It would be wrong to characterize Corbynism as accident or manifest disaster. It is no mere attempt to resurrect a defunct left politics of the 1980s, but rather articulates a new discontent with neoliberalism.
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Democratic socialism is flourishing - Nolan Chart LLC

While capitalism, liberty, and freedom of choice are losing support democratic socialism is flourishing. What is leading a free nation into bondage?
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Socialism, American-Style

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THE great 20th-century conservative economist Joseph Schumpeter thought the left had overlooked a major selling point in pressing the case for public — i.e., government — control over productive capital. “One of the most significant titles to superiority,” he suggested, was that public ownership produced profits, which means not having to depend on taxes to raise money.

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The Cybersyn Revolution | Jacobin

The Cybersyn Revolution | Jacobin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The challenges faced by Cybersyn’s protagonists were not unique to their era — we will face similar ones. While the project was far from perfect, its lessons should not be ignored by those seeking a future where technology is democratically harnessed for social good.

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Center for a Stateless Society » Market Anarchism as Stigmergic Socialism on Feed 44

Center for a Stateless Society » Market Anarchism as Stigmergic Socialism on Feed 44 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

C4SS Feed 44 presents “Market Anarchism as Stigmergic Socialism” from the book Markets Not Capitalism, written by Brad Spangler, read by Stephanie Murphy and edited by Nick Ford.

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Some notes on my cybernetic socialism essay

Some notes on my cybernetic socialism essay | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I’m lucky enough to occasionally contribute to the New Yorker, where I’ve published three essays so far – all in their “A Critic at Large” section. It’s an interesting and challenging slot. I suspect, though, most people don’t know what writing such a piece entails.

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Popular Movements Toward Socialism - Monthly Review

Popular Movements Toward Socialism - Monthly Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The following reflections deal with a permanent and fundamental challenge that has confronted, and continues to confront, all popular movements struggling against capitalism. By this I mean both those of movements whose explicit radical aim is to abolish the system based on private proprietorship over the modern means of production (capital) in order to replace it with a system based on workers’ social proprietorship, and those of movements which, without going so far, involve mobilization aimed at real and significant transformation of the relations between labor (“employed by capital”) and capital (“which employs the workers”). Both sorts of movements can contribute, in varying degree, to calling capitalism into question; but they also might merely create the illusion of movement in that direction, although in fact only forcing capital to make the transformations it would need to co-opt a given set of working-class demands. We are well aware that it is not always easy to draw the boundary between efficacy and impotence in regard to the strategies resorted to by these movements, no more so than to determine whether their strategic aims are clashing with their tactical situation.

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Richard Wolff: Enterprise Structure Is Key to the Shape of a Post-Capitalist Future

Richard Wolff: Enterprise Structure Is Key to the Shape of a Post-Capitalist Future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Richard Wolff discusses his conviction that making the transition from capitalism to socialism requires a deliberate critique of workplace organization.
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The Transition to Free Libre and Open Source So...

The Transition to Free Libre and Open Source So... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The period of transition between our current capitalist economic and social system and a socialist economy is a very controversial subject among socialists.
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Cybersyn - P2P Foundation

Cybersyn - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Project Cybersyn was a Chilean attempt at real-time computer-controlled planned economy in the years 1970–1973 (during the government of president Salvador Allende). It was essentially a network of telex machines that linked factories with a single computer centre in Santiago, which controlled them using principles of cybernetics. The principal architect of the system was British operations research scientist Stafford Beer." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Cybersyn)

 
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Socialisme ou Barbarie: From Castoriadis’ Project of Individual and Collective Autonomy to the Collaborative Commons | Papadimitropoulos | tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access...

Socialisme ou Barbarie: From Castoriadis’ Project of Individual and Collective Autonomy to the Collaborative Commons | Papadimitropoulos | tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Socialisme ou Barbarie: From Castoriadis’ Project of Individual and Collective Autonomy to the Collaborative Commons
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'The Singularity & Socialism' - An Interview With Author C. James Townsend - SERIOUS WONDER

'The Singularity & Socialism' - An Interview With Author C. James Townsend - SERIOUS WONDER | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What will the coming Technological Singularity entail for our future socio-economic policies? - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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Socialism: Past or future? - China Worker

Socialism: Past or future? - China Worker | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Paul Mason’s latest book, PostCapitalism, presents a vision of a new society, without the horrors of the current capitalist system. However, he no longer sees the possibility of mass working-class struggle to change society and dismisses socialism as an old idea whose time has passed. Peter Taaffe reviews.

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Marxism and Ecology: Common Fonts of a Great Transition

Marxism and Ecology: Common Fonts of a Great Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Socialist thought is re-emerging at the forefront of the movement for global ecological and social change. In the face of the planetary emergency, theorists have unearthed a powerful ecological critique of capitalism at the foundations of Marx’s materialist conception of history. This has led to a more comprehensive conception of socialism rooted in Marx’s analysis of the rift in “the universal metabolism of nature” and his vision of sustainable human development. This work resonates with other approaches for understanding and advancing a Great Transition. Such a social and ecological transformation will require a two-step strategy. First, we must mount struggles for radical reforms in the present that challenge the destructive logic of capital. Second, we must build the broad movement to carry out the long revolutionary transition essential for humanity’s continued development and survival. - See more at: http://www.greattransition.org/publication/marxism-and-ecology#sthash.M8zbagkN.dpuf

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▶ Socialism DOES Work | Jeremy Corbyn | Oxford Union - YouTube

Jeremy Corbyn gives his argument that Socialism does work. SUBSCRIBE for more speakers ► http://is.gd/OxfordUnion Jeremy Corbyn addresses the issue of health...
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The Denouement

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For many decades, the view was widespread on the left that there was a distinct European variety of capitalism which could be positively contrasted with the Anglo-American more 'free market' variety. The labour movements of northern Europe were usually seen as being the decisive force behind greater state economic involvement, more capitalist cooperation with unions, and more egalitarian social welfare and labour market regimes.
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Cooperatives On the Path to Socialism? - Monthly Review

Cooperatives On the Path to Socialism? - Monthly Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Clarifying what Karl Marx thought of the role of cooperatives is useful, not to receive the “correct” answer to what that role will be, but to help think through what alternatives answers might be and how they might color today’s expectations of...
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▶ Left Forum hosts Dr Paul Cockshott on Cybersocialism - YouTube

Dr. Paul Cockshott, Computer Scientist at University of Glasgow will give us insights into the potential for cybernetic economics based on his research in computer planning.
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Wired UK Magazine: Kevin Kelley on the new socialism (Wired UK)

Wired UK Magazine: Kevin Kelley on the new socialism (Wired UK) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
According to Wired's senior maverick, Kevin Kelley, the frantic global rush to connect everyone to everyone, all the time, is quietly giving rise to a revised version of socialism.
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The Inequality Trap Distracts from the Real Issue of Freedom

The Inequality Trap Distracts from the Real Issue of Freedom | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new book by French economist Thomas Piketty on "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" has recently caused a major stir on the opinion pages of newspapers and magazines. Piketty has resurrected from the ash heap of history Karl Marx's claim that capitalism inescapably leads to a worsening unequal distribution of wealth with dangerous consequences for human society.
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Peer-to-peer production and the coming of the commons | How can ...

Peer-to-peer production and the coming of the commons | How can ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

At a certain stage of development, the material productive forces of society come into conflict with the existing relations of production or – this merely expresses the same thing in legal terms – with the property relations within the framework of which they have operated hitherto. From forms of development of the productive forces these relations turn into their fetters. Then begins an era of social revolution. The changes in the economic foundation lead sooner or later to the transformation of the whole immense superstructure. 


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Interview: Paul Cockshott on Econophysics and Socialism | Spirit of Contradiction

Interview: Paul Cockshott on Econophysics and Socialism | Spirit of Contradiction | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Paul Cockshott is a Scottish computer scientist and a reader at the University of Glasgow. His major areas of work includearray compilers, econophysics and thephysical foundations of computability.

 
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