Misconceptions about Marx

In this short post, I wanted to highlight three common misconceptions about Marx. These aren't only misconceptions held by conservatives, but also by leftists. These ideas are based on other people's ideas that supplemented Marx's writing. So, they're not exactly wrong ideas in terms of how Marxism as historical force progressed, but they aren't ideas … Continue reading Misconceptions about Marx

Why Rich People don’t earn their Money

Christian Patterson2019-03-08Underground Mall One of the most common arguments I hear from pro-capitalists is that capitalists earn their money, and they deserve all of the profits they get. In this post, I'll do my best to debunk that idea. On a surface level, it's easy to think "if you made that much money, then you earned … Continue reading Why Rich People don’t earn their Money

New Poetry Ebook – “Lord Forgive Me”

Christian Patterson 2019-02-16 Underground Mall Download link here, for free: https://gumroad.com/l/sFNSi I used to write a lot of scattershot poetry. I would write and write and write, until I struck something that I thought I was strong. Then, I would release a tremendous amount of ebooks that were collections of the poems I didn't have … Continue reading New Poetry Ebook – “Lord Forgive Me”

The Activision Blizzard layoffs and the ‘Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall’

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’

Peter Thiel’s Syllabus: Part One – Intro

Christian Patterson2019-02-12Underground MallIf you read my old blog (I'm assuming you didn't), you would know I wrote a lot about Peter Thiel. I plan on writing about him a lot more on this blog, and just haven't yet. I don't use this lightly, because I always avoid reducing my politics to something mystical, and I … Continue reading Peter Thiel’s Syllabus: Part One – Intro

Episode analysis: The Office “Boys and Girls” – the intersection of gender and class

Christian Patterson2019-02-08Underground Mall I wanted to do a quick Marxist reading of an episode of The Office. I was struck by how this episode has a lot to say about class and gender. The episode opens with women's day at the office, where corporate ballbuster Jan comes in to lead a very Cheryl Sandberg version … Continue reading Episode analysis: The Office “Boys and Girls” – the intersection of gender and class

Marxist reading of the reality show Big Brother, and Social Capital

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