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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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GIobal Rollback: After Communism by Michael Parenti (2002)

GIobal Rollback: After Communism by Michael Parenti (2002) | real utopias | Scoop.it

Lately we have been hearing a great deal about “blowback.” But the real menace we face today is global rollback. The goal of conservative rulers around the world, led by those who occupy the seats of power in Washington, is the systematic rollback of democratic gains, public services, and common living standards around the world.

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Communism saved the American worker - Salon

Communism saved the American worker - Salon | real utopias | Scoop.it


The same is true for capitalism itself: as a means of raising the living standards of an entire society, it never functioned better than when it was forced to compete with a rival economic system.

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Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism) | real utopias | Scoop.it

As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is arrant nonsense. This is not surprising, given our country’s history of Red Scares designed to impress that anti-capitalism is tantamount to treason. In 2014, though, we are too far removed from the Cold War-era threat of thermonuclear annihilation to continue without taking stock of the hype we’ve been made, despite Harry Allen’s famous injunction, to believe. So, here are seven bogus claims people make about communism and capitalism.

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60 percent of Russians want communism back

60 percent of Russians want communism back | real utopias | Scoop.it

About 60 percent of Russians believe there were more positive than negative aspects to life in the former Soviet Union, an opinion poll suggests.

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Dirks scoop's curator insight, October 14, 2013 5:35 PM

Begrijpelijk, als je 't alternatief ziet...

 

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation