This post will look at the long-term cycles of the geographical centre of the capitalist economy (during capitalisms existence over the last 600 years), capitalism's economic waves and cycles and the 10-year capitalist business cycle. There are several theories of historical cycles that relate to societies or civilisations, these are beyond the scope of this … Continue reading Capitalism’s cycles and waves
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
The post describes the different understandings of what reform means: positive meaning of reform; radical or revolutionary critique of reform; revolutionary reforms or non-reform reforms; right-wing counter-reforms; and religious reform. Dictionary definitions of reform include to “make changes in (something, typically a social, political, or economic institution or practise) in order to improve it.” and “a … Continue reading What are reforms?
This post lists and challenges, debunks, pulls apart the following myths of capitalism: there is no alternative to capitalism capitalism is the only system that provides individual and economic freedom everything is better under capitalism as capitalism increases the size of the economy, everyone benefits free-market capitalism is the best way to run the global … Continue reading The Myths of Capitalism