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Class War Is For Us Not For You: Australian Labour and the 2019 Election

The Australian Labor Party lost the 2019 federal election because it is a victim of its own success. Continue reading

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Rage Against the Machine!

The Enlightenment bequeathed us the view we are not machines. Capitalism is a machine serving itself and which makes the self a machine. Ira contra machina! Continue reading

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From Hubris to Nemesis: Aleksandar Vucic and the 1 of 5 Million Protests in Serbia.

The 1 of 5 Million protests in Serbia are symptomatic of a wider social catastrophe in the Balkans brought about by its reincorporation into the third world Continue reading

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The Yellow Vest Movement: How Neoliberalism Ends

The Yellow Vest movement that has convulsed France owes its origins to developments and processes unique to French society, however it also owes its origins to factors and structures operating at the global level. A ready indication of this is … Continue reading

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Reality and Representation: Recent Developments on the Denuclearisation Talks Between the United States and North Korea.

The past month or so has seen revelations of a supposed grand North Korean deception, progress on the implementation of the Panmunjom and Pyongyang Declarations, the stalling of diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang, and finally talk of a second summit … Continue reading

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The World and Yugoslavia: 1968 and 1918

One of the key functions of any political system in capitalist society is the containment of autonomous working class action. There are many forms this takes, an important one being when the guardians of history downplay, obscure or even eliminate … Continue reading

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Kim Jong-un and the Intellectuals: Scientific Socialism with North Korean Characteristics and Reform from Within

The intelligentsia forms an important stratum in any society, and the so called socialist societies have had a peculiar fascination with intellectuals as a class. This probably has much to do with Marx as intellectual, and with the positivist progeny … Continue reading

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Corporate Power and the Failure of the Australian Labour Market

The Australian labour market increasingly exhibits the classical signs of market failure due to positive externalities. The best approximation to Paul Krugman in Australia is the economic correspondent for The Guardian Greg Jericho. Economic literacy is a critical component of … Continue reading

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Korean Denuclearisation and the Possibility of North Korean Political Reform

There aren’t two competing ideas of denuclearisation, probably not even one conception, and could North Korea reform politically? The Kim-Trump Summit Is a go, and what will become of it is highly uncertain. Indeed, it is possible that the summit … Continue reading

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What Kim Jong Un and Ronald Reagan Share in Common: Supply Side Economics Nuclear Style

Pyongyang has told us to look more closely at the resolution of April’s Central Committee plenum. Doing so sheds much light on Kim’s supply side economics. North Korea just keeps pulling you in even amidst a desire to write of … Continue reading

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