The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Failures of Actually Existing Economic Systems

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Hype went wild coming into last week's 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. "Freedom" had been achieved. The German Democratic Republic (GDR)...

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Young Democratic Socialists: Interview With Professor Richard Wolff

YDS National Organizer Betsy Avila recently sat down withRichard Wolff, Professor of Economics and visiting professor at The New School in New York...

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This article originally appeared at Truth-out.org.

Four-Day Workweeks: Change for the Better?

Changes in the capitalist system's operating procedures, rules and regulations are always presented as if they were in everyone's interest, a kind of "everybody wins" social progress. The changes usually turn out to be mostly or entirely in capitalists' interests since they run their system that way. Are we surprised and shocked?

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This article originally appeared in The Monthly Review.

Socialism and Workers' Self-Directed Enterprises

Global capitalism has huge problems coping with the second worst collapse in its history. Its extreme and deepening inequalities have provoked millions to question and challenge capitalism. Yet socialists of all sorts now find it more difficult than ever to make effective criticisms and offer alternatives that inspire.

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This article originally published on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by Moyers & Company

Capitalism’s Deeper Problem

Recent press reports refer to troubling price increases for such assets as real estate, government bonds, companies targeted for acquisition and artwork. A New York Times front-page headline read “The Everything Boom, or Maybe the Everything Bubble.”

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