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Chronicles from Quarantined Italy

Italy has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. What lessons can socialists draw?
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Why Corona Matters for the Left

Everyone talks about the recent outbreak of Covid-19. What does it mean for the left?
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Broadband Communism is just what we need

Public broadband falls in line with other free public services that communists have long struggled for, including healthcare, childcare, and education.
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Why Socialism? Albert Einstein’s Creed

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.
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Simulating Socialism (4): Consumption

This time, Philipp Dapprich deals with the question how consumption might work under socialism. How can needs be balanced against costs?
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“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.
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A Cult of Austerity

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.
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What is Folk-Politics?

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.
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What is Promethean Politics

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.
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Simulating Socialism (3): Mathematically Derived Valuations

Simulating Socialism (3): Mathematically Derived Valuations by Jan Philipp Dapprich This is the third part of my series “Simulating Socialism” (Part 1, Part 2) in which I give an outline
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