Libertarian radio show host Tom Woods posed a question (32:24), why does socialism have such enduring appeal, despite its supposed failures? His guest, economist Dr. Kristian Niemietz responded, Niemietz: Well there’s a lot to be said for the theory that socialism is hardwired into us. That our economic intuitions are all fairly socialist. We often […]

see part 1 here. Preventing the masses from seeing paradise is a full time job for the establishment. There is no paradise. True happiness, we are told, is not possible, just ask academia. Recently, professional “thinkers” Slavoj Zizek and Jordan Peterson had much anticipated intellectual masturbationfest. It was a debate called Happiness: Capitalism vs. Marxism. […]

In times of crisis, when authority breaks down, the masses encounter a fork in the road and an opportunity: throw off the ruling class or continue life under its heel. One finds throughout history at these pivotal moments individuals abandoning establishment norms to think for themselves. Do we go on with the ruling class or […]

The masters are frightened. The First World’s terminal decline continues unabated. There is no surer sign of the anxiety of the ruling class than Trump giving center stage to socialism at his State of Union by proclaiming the U.S. will never be socialist. When has that ever happened? Conservative NY Times columnist David Brooks felt […]

From the bottom view, ruling class society is above all a society of deprivation, insecurity and constant toil. They are the undeserving society, while We in the ruling class are the deserving class. Recent events have demonstrated this reality. Finland has just concluded its first year of a universal basic income experiment. Two thousand unemployed […]

The fundamental object of a “balanced” democratic society is presumably the well-being and liberty of its inhabitants. Theoretically no one should have mush more power than anyone else. But a society that is imbalanced cannot have such an end. A society that displays an obvious disparity in wealth and power — the Great Disparity — […]

A reader recently noted in the comments section of a Truthdig article that its writer Paul Street inadvertently admits the real reason why Trump won the election: “Ultimately, Trump is the first man to ascend to the post-WWII U.S. presidency from outside the global consensus. In and of itself, that has been an incredible development, bothersome […]