Historical and social change

This post looks at what is social change, causes of social change, what is historical change, and theories of social and historical change. This final section of the post includes something on Marxist theories of history. I looked at theories of change at the social movement and institutional level in previous posts: part 1, part … Continue reading Historical and social change

Capitalism and reforms

This post includes sections on: can capitalism be reformed, proposed reforms, do reforms protect capitalism, why reforms won't work, and capitalism undoes reforms that benefit ordinary people. This post is critical of reforms because they mostly protect capitalism in different ways and get in the way of building transformational mass movements. But I also do … Continue reading Capitalism and reforms

History of capitalisms’ reforms that benefit ordinary people in Britain

This post lists the reforms that have benefited ordinary people in Britain. I'm interested in what role reforms can play in moving in a revolutionary direction. I want to understand the reforms that have been achieved - what was the context, how were they won, why have many been rolled back and not defended by … Continue reading History of capitalisms’ reforms that benefit ordinary people in Britain