Posts Tagged ‘global economic meltdown’

CIVIC REVOLUTION: Securing Human Rights and Responsibilities in the USA — Comment

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

The USA, along with the rest of world, is facing a series of daunting economic, social, and environmental crises.  Only a civic revolution based on the recognition of human rights and responsibilities offers the possibility of a sustainable and democratic future for the nation and the world.

Read the article and comment.

Karl Marx rediscovered

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Marx’s Capital in near the top of the bestseller list around the world.  The amazing thing about this rediscovery of Capital is that the majority of the current buyers of the book are financial speculators who are trying to figure out how to profit from the ongoing global meltdown!

It is time for people who are interested in solving economic problems rather than profiting from them to study the works of Karl Marx.

We do not advise newcomers to Marx to dive straight  into  Capital–it is deep stuff.  A better approach  is through Isaiah Berlin’s Karl Marx,  an excellent political biography that examines Marx’s major works in historical context, or through Marx for Beginners by Rius, a rollicking cartoon book that actually communicates the basics.

Both of these excellent books are still in print and readily available.  Marx’s Kapital for Beginners, a companion volume to Marx for Beginners, appears to be out of print, but I recently picked up a copy at a local 1/2 Price Books.

Once you master the basics of Marx’s analysis you can access and download his entire works online for free.

The British Ministry of Defense has warned the rulers of the western world about the threat that a revival of  Marxism poses to their various regimes but, largely because of the Internet, there is nothing that any of them can do about it.

If you are unfamiliar with the works of Karl Marx, take the plunge and become part of the solution to today’s dangerous problems.

Remember the quotation that is inscribed on Marx’s tomb in London’s Highgate Cemetery:

“Philosophers have previously offered various interpretations of the world. Our business is to change it.”