Economic Update: The Center Cannot Hold

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This program begins by analyzing the political monopoly (aka "The Center") operated by the GOP and Dems in the US: its organization and dominance until the last few years. The monopoly deteriorates as both GOP and Dem coalitions suffer splits and cracks opening opportunities for radical political shifts and perhaps new parties. The context of a declining US capitalism facing mounting unsolved social problems adds to the winds of change as do pressures to resort to repression. Wolff affirms that the Center cannot hold.


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  • pasqual digesu
    commented 2021-06-30 07:34:59 -0400
    The Center, or the Central government, or the Central State which must serve and be served by the people.
    “When the conception of the people’s state declines, and disunifying and centrifugal tendencies prevail, whether of powerful individuals or of particular powerful groups, (groups that do not speak or act for the majority), the nations where such phenomena appear are in their decline”.
    (Independent Centrifugal corporate forces tearing away from the center with as much of the pie as they can carry, rather than gravitating towards the center and contributing to the whole for the benefit of a cohesive state and all involved.)
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