Posts Tagged labor

Exploitations, Primary and Secondary, in the Capitalist Mode of Production

What follows is a rough draft of an essay that will appear in the Labor Day issue of the Washington Socialist.  Labor day should invite conversation on the state of labors movement and market; my aim today is to focus on what Marx called “exploitation upon expropriation” from the latter. Criticism of Uber and the […]

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Radiohead and Rupture: A Moon Shaped Pool, and A Doom Shaped (Labor) Pool

The last time Radiohead released a record it was February 2011 and the Wisconsin protests were taking form, the Arab spring was blossoming, and the undercurrents of the Spanish Indignados movement were flowing. Occupy was soon to follow. In that 2011’s King of Limbs used manic beat programming and digital effects to concoct feelings of […]

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Marx’s Critique of Hegel pt II (and alienation, substance, and human nature)

In continuation of March Marxism, today I want to pursue further Marx’s critique of Hegel, and his theories on the substance of reality and human nature. Rather than skipping over Hegel per the last entry’s endeavors, I want to go into further detail of his views, with the hopes that this will benefit the understanding […]

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Against Paul Ryan on Poverty (and socialism, labor, and moral hazard)

Paul Ryan has released a lengthy document decrying how progressive policies have injured the poor, making the well-rehearsed argument that welfare programs encourage people to stay in poverty. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: if people get less welfare the more money they earn through their own labor, then they are incentivized to […]

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