Capitalism feeds on consumer dissatisfaction and boredom. Bringing down capitalism doesn’t require tanks and nukes. All it takes is a billion people saying no at the checkout line. Become a revolutionary and end your feelings of dissatisfaction.
When did Al Pacino’s Scarface character become an icon for disaffected black youth? And, more importantly, why?
Gang of Four’s Marxist theory is particularly preoccupied with determination of consciousness. Although many of their songs rail against specific targets, the bulk of their message centers on the conceit of becoming aware of the political implications that inform the reception of ideas and opinions about those targets.
Rap is not about rebellion so much as it about social mobility. The rappers may want to kill cops, but they do not want to eat the rich. No, instead they want to become the rich and seek the insulation that protects the very people they claim to be fighting against.
World history today is being ghostwritten in terms of religious extremism and political imperialism, but when the fevered emotions directed toward the outrageous actions of a few extremists are pared away, it becomes clear that without the globalization of the economy, those driven to commit violent acts would have little opportunity.
Georgism is an economic theory that supports the concept that those who have improved the land through actual labor have a right to property on the land. The land itself, however, remains forever in the ownership of society at large. Henry George’s solution was to tax the full and complete economic rental of the land by taking all land value that was created through population growth.
It has been noted by those with a penchant for keen intuition that among all…
If everyone in America handled their finances like Hank Hill from the Fox animated series…
The economic theories of Thomas Malthus would be absolutely depressing if they ever achieve fruition.…
That small window for profits is all-important to the Mayor in Jaws. His job depends upon getting re-elected and in turn that chance for re-election depends not upon keeping the population at full number, but on making sure those cash register ring and ring throughout the summer season. That, in a nutshell, is what Marxist critique is all about; following the money and finding how economics drives the narrative.