Tag Archives: Karl Polanyi

Advanced Accumulation

I’ve come to believe that the offshoring of American manufacturing jobs to China has a lot of similarities to the enclosure movement in Great Britain. The enclosure movement occurred in the 17th and 18th centuries when the aristocracy threw the … Continue reading

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Last week I stated that the Democrats are not the party of the Left. Instead, their job is to prevent a real party of the Left from coming to power. To put it in crude sexual terms–they are a cock-block. … Continue reading

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The free-market economic policy our leaders have chosen for us–neoliberalism–requires coercion to make people participate. Enforcing market obedience is something I’ve written about at CK before. It’s also one of the salient points made about early capitalism in Karl Polanyi’s masterpiece, The … Continue reading

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On a fast track to the bottom

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive new trade pact that is being pushed by the Obama Administration at the behest of multi-national corporations. The TPP is fundamentally undemocratic and horrible for most Americans where it counts–in their pocketbook. Contrary to the … Continue reading

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