Back in the USSR: setting the record straight

While the meltdown of the Soviet Union didn't trigger capital's worldwide offensive, it did constitute a sea change in the balance of power and changed the dynamics of struggle.


The significance of the socialist candidate

Bernie Sanders states that common people must unite and fight the one percent to restore democracy that has been hijacked by billionaires.


Thoughts on Greece, Syriza and its left critics, Part 2

While Greece is a tiny country and Syriza a new party of the left, their success in overcoming the current crisis would give fresh momentum to people in Europe and woldwide.


Thoughts on Greek crisis and in defense of Syriza, Part 1

The current crisis in Greece and the Eurozone is fluid and far from settled.


Is “human capitalism” the solution to shrinking wages?

An article recently written in Forbes by a Mr. Ralph Benko proposes "human capitalism" as the solution to the shrinking wages and economic stagnation.


What is "inclusive prosperity?"

President's Obama's State of the Union address included a welcome centerpiece proposal taxing finance capital and the rich, and giving it to the middle class and poor.


Wanted: an economy that puts people first

I have a confession to make. In the series of articles I have supposedly been writing about income inequality, I have really been writing about something else: need.


My first protest demonstration: Where do we go from here?

We must defeat every right-wing politician on Election Day and elect a government that responds to the people's concerns around climate change, rather than denies it.



The dark side of academic moonlighting

Seventy-three percent of polled Americans believe corruption in government is widespread; but there is a more subtle form of corruption, even less transparent.


Climate change, militarism, and the 2014 elections

I was struck by the incredible breadth and grassroots depth of this sea of humanity streaming through the streets of New York. A mass movement has emerged!

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