The task of politics today is to scare the capitalists as much as communism did. My column
Excellent reflection on the current political discourse and historical parallels by ⁦⁩. Inequality keeps the balance of power tipped towards capitalists, and the realistic prospect of truly progressive policies frightens the status quo.
Great article. Climate change looks like being the only big scary thing that will force capitalism (market & State) into radically reforming before it eats itself.
This is quite a line and quite a but. "By sending tanks into Prague in 1968, Leonid Brezhnev may have crushed the dream of 'socialism with a human face'; but he and other Soviet general secretaries forced capitalism to become less inhumane."
How communism made #capitalism succeed. How will we now scare capitalists into sharing their wealth?
This piece has a (contrarian) point, but pretty tasteless to talk about the positive influence of communism without talking about the enormous human suffering it inflicted.
The task of politics today is to scare the capitalists as much as communism did | Aditya Chakrabortty Yes. Eat that, Bill & Michael :)