Any failure of communism reaffirms the promise of Marxist historiography, and the specter continues to grow…
Adventure Communist is a simple game. But it illustrates how a communist economy would work, because it eliminates the value form, and focuses on use-value.
In this post, I give 4 points about socialism that people should keep in mind, to have a coherent, broad, and systemic understanding of socialism, to prevent being bogged down in capitalist talking points.
Celebrating and acknowledging the importance of work doesn't mean turning work into an ethical principle. If anything, turning work into a virtue is, paradoxically, a tool of the capitalist 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.
Liz Bruenig's anti-abortion position, and her reasoning behind it, shows a fundamental flaw that's ubiquitous in Utopian Socialism as well.
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.
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 Patterson 2018-11-25 Underground Mall Traditionally, the "communism/socialism/any-social-programs are too idealistic" argument has been reserved for the right-wing pedantic know-it-alls who think supporting the status quo is the "galaxy brain" position. However, as common right-wing sentiment has both moved further right, and became more commonplace, this same sentiment is now echoed by a lot of … Continue reading Why Communism is not idealistic