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Time for a Socialist Vision in 2015

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Mark Harris

Reposted from Planet Occupy. Do you want to know how the economy works these days? Consider the rewards of Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who likes to think of his company as a paragon of the socially engaged corporation. In fiscal year 2013 Schultz personally gobbled up $149.8 million in realized compensation for his efforts, thanks no doubt […]

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Dreamers of the World, Unite

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Mark Harris

Reposted from Planet Occupy. To imagine a socialist United States is what many people might consider a utopian vision. In that particularly pragmatic strain of American thought, utopian has an almost pejorative association to it, too. As in, get real, that’ll never happen.In fact, so thoroughly have the intellectual traditions of socialism been marginalized in […]

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Socialism, Then and Now

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Mark Harris

Originally published on Counterpunch. When William F. Buckley, Jr. Debated the Marxists Socialism, Then and Now Not long ago I watched an online video segment from conservative writer William F. Buckley, Jr.’s old TV public affairs program, Firing Line. The year was 1968 and Buckley’s guests were two socialists, Fred Halstead and Paul Boutelle, who were […]

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