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    Quote Originally Posted by sadmanbarty View Post
    It’s a bit like this weird idea that people on dissensus hate rock and love rap, rnb and dancehall when in actuality everyone there’s about three of us like those things and the stuff that gets the most traction is dbeat, Bob Dylan and arcade fire
    Odd isn't it.

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    hey what do y'all think of cyril smith
    luka r u keen on him trying to link back up hermeticism/gnosis and marx
    A vile nonce of epic proportions, by all accounts. Why'd you bring him up?
    Should point out that I was talking about Smith here.
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    "‘Neoliberalism’ and ‘financialisation’ are expressions favoured by opportunists in their efforts to avoid using the word ‘imperialism’. Such terms are at best descriptive, more usually a smokescreen to disguise theoretical barrenness and in the end, a way of smuggling in their support for Keynesian solutions to the crisis which are then described as socialist."
    how accurate would u say this is

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    Quote Originally Posted by other_life View Post
    "‘Neoliberalism’ and ‘financialisation’ are expressions favoured by opportunists in their efforts to avoid using the word ‘imperialism’. Such terms are at best descriptive, more usually a smokescreen to disguise theoretical barrenness and in the end, a way of smuggling in their support for Keynesian solutions to the crisis which are then described as socialist."
    how accurate would u say this is
    Not very? Neoliberalism is a form of capitalism.

    Imperialism is a tool capitalism uses to try to resolve its inherent tendency towards crisis.

    I think maybe underneath that there is a reasonable criticism of people who think that “good capitalism” is when people make things and “bad capitalism” is speculation.

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    Does capitalism make few rich and many poor - or increasingly less and less poor?

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    Not only since the financial crisis has it again become customary to blame capitalism for almost all the evils of the world. The renowned economic historian Werner Plumpe contrasts this with the history of capitalism, which shows how many problems the capitalist market economy has solved - and only these. For "capitalism" is not a system, but a kind of economy in which consumption takes centre stage - namely the consumption of the less wealthy people who for centuries were left to their fate. This is the only way to achieve economically successful mass production. This soon attracted criticism, but Plumpe shows how the capitalist way of doing business has reacted to it, how it changes again and again.

    Capitalism is successful like few other ideas, and we cannot escape it, not even in refusal. It is neither based on an evil core nor is it the sum of unpopular side effects of our social system. Plumpe shows capitalism as a perpetual revolution - as a movement of constant innovation and novelty as good or bad as we shape it. Capitalism is and has always been what we make of it..

    This book came out recently. I plan on buying it; the perspective is rather interesting.

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