Anticapitalist MeetUp 13 September – an Introduction to Anticapitalism

Periodically, ACM readers might want an introduction to anticapitalism. This emerges because of the disinformation propagated by kakistocratic clowns like Trump, who enables neoliberal capitalism while pursuing kleptocracy and monopolizing violence. This is important as yesterday Trump signed an executive order that had no effect on big pharma, and endorsed extrajudicial killing as “retribution”. To that end…

Spartacists and the antifas like movies about gladiators

Street protests do not resemble those of the 1960s and Portland is not like Berlin after WWI, even as Trump has constructed from DHS tactical units and DoD contractors, an actual Freikorps. The Spartacist League and the Catholic League will not be meeting in the next World Baseball Classic. Trump probably cannot name a leader of antifa. Violent far-right…

Anti-Capitalist Meetup: is there a “fully unexploited luxury socialism”

This week I attended (remotely) the Rethinking Economics Festival and encountered challenging pluralist discourses like a platform economy (noting that most of such work is populated by women), decolonizing the Eurocentric position in disciplines, or “fully-automated luxury communism”. I thought I’d share some resource items and make a few observations. Columbus does need to be…

Happy May Day May Day May Day

186 days left in Trump's “year of tremendous death”. At the end of that year there will be dances, singing,… and cake. May Day is a public holiday usually celebrated on 1 May. It is an ancient festival of Spring[1] and a current traditional spring holiday in many European cultures. Dances, singing, and cake are usually part of the festivities. In the late 19th…

AntiCapitalist Meet-up Hodge-podge

Below is a collection of things that I’ve been saving up — including the problems of CV-19, MMT, neoliberalism, and other things relating pandemics to the economy. If there’s a point to this selection it is to remind ourselves what will happen in 2021 with Larry Summers now advising the Biden campaign — there’s still a lot…

Anti-Capitalist Meet-Up: post-Trump environmentalism must move beyond a Green New Deal

< p class=”is-empty-p”> x YouTube Video In less than 400 days the US could be relieved of perhaps the stupidest self-proclaimed “environmentalist” in US history. We will need to refocus the post-Trump environmental economy to sustainable goals that reposition the discourse about economic growth, particularly energy production, distribution, and consumption. The Green New Deal is only a…