September -- October, 2015
from the Great Recession
by Bill Barclay
The New Deal is famously
not credited with ending the Great Depression, but compared to
the recovery post-Great Recession, the economy came roaring back.
Why is the economy today so lame? The short answer is: Inequality.
the Wealth of Nations by
Wealth taxes, once unimaginable,
have entered the American conversation. As federal debts accumulate
and inequality widens, the French economist Thomas Piketty has
proposed a "useful utopia" -- a plan to tax global
wealth at a progressive rate of a few percent each year. His
2014 book Capital in the Twenty-First Century became a
surprise bestseller, and numerous commentators have responded.
For socialists reluctant to nationalize industries outright,
Piketty's policy presents an attractive alternative.
Marx, a Founder of Socialist Feminism
by Peg Strobel
Eleanor Marx (1855-1898)
is known in some circles as Karl Marx's daughter and assistant
and in others as a key figure in conceptualizing and fighting
for socialist feminism. In Eleanor Marx: A Life (2015),
Rachel Holmes integrates both aspects of Marx's life and more.
News compiled by Bob Roman
Mollie West and Julian Bond
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has announced
that he is officially running as a candidate for President in
2016 to further a desperately needed
political revolution in the USA.
Senator Sanders is a lifelong champion
of the public programs and democratic rights that empower working
class people. His candidacy could help expand both the progressive
movement and the democratic socialist voice within that movement.
WE NEED BERNIE!
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