Public broadband falls in line with other free public services that communists have long struggled for, including healthcare, childcare, and education.
Albert Einstein was a socialist. In his essay "Why Socialism?" he sharply analyses the existing economic system and advocates the socialization of the means of production.
This time, Philipp Dapprich deals with the question how consumption might work under socialism. How can needs be balanced against costs?
“Capitalism only Works in Theory”: Leigh Phillips’ & Michael Rozworski’s People’s Republic of Walmart
In "People's Republic of Walmart", Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski show that large companies are organised as planned economies.
In the face of climate change, many want us to change our habits as consumers. Such an depoliticised approach is not only useless, it is also defeatist and neoliberal.
Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams criticise the politics of immediacy that is widespread among the left. If we can not get rid of it, we are destined to fail.
If the Left is to regain its footing, it must accept the complexity of the modern world. It must think and act strategically within the framework of our world.
Simulating Socialism (3): Mathematically Derived Valuations Jan Philip Dapprich This is the third part of my series “Simulating Socialism” (Part 1, Part 2) in which I give an outline of
In the second part of the series, Philipp Dapprich explains how production plans can be optimised through linear programming.
We can use computer simulations to illustrate how a socialist economy would work. In the first part of this series, we will take a look at the basics.