The pace of the world is out of control, but nothing is really getting done. Yesterday marked the sixth anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.  The Left is more lost than ever, having completely abandoned the goal of building a mass anticapitalist organization independent from the Democratic Party over time.  It’s lost in a frenetic storm […]

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What is a commodity?

Every beginning is difficult, said Marx at the beginning of Capital.  He then launched into one of the most excruciatingly difficult beginnings of any book, explaining the concept of a commodity.  I’m going to try to simplify it. Every object in capitalism is, in essence, an embodiment of class warfare, in the form of an […]

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