Historically, the middle class comprised of small-scale capitalists and white collar professionals. But as inequality continues to grow, the middle class has stratified itself as a cultural pseudo-class.
Mother Jones writer Kevin Drum asked what is there to support about the Wayfair Walkouts. I try to answer.
We should look to Marx on the class character of the government, and the infamous Miliband-Poulantzas Debate for insight.
In this post I'll highlight three common misconceptions about Marx, often even held by Marxists. These misconceptions are based in a warping of understanding over time.
One of the arguments I hear from pro-capitalists is that capitalists earn their money, and they deserve the profits they get. In this post, I'll do my best to debunk that idea.
Christian Patterson2019-02-15Underground MallSupplemental Introduction:I posted this on reddit and got some pushback, so before the post, I wanted to clarify a few things, because the pushback was rooted in misunderstanding my approach:1. This post is through the lens of the Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall (TRPF) in general. Although I'm approachimg it … Continue reading The Activision Blizzard layoffs and the ‘Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall’
Christian Patterson2019-02-06Underground Mall Usually, the tv show Big Brother is analyzed from a psychological perspective. A lot of this analysis is focused on things like surveillance, the Stanford Prison Experiment, and Lord of the Flies. But I've never read a Marxist analysis of the show, and since Celebrity Big Brother is going on right now, I will … Continue reading Marxist reading of the reality show Big Brother, and Social Capital