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Obama misperceived as a socialist

By Zack Tobin

March 1, 2013

If you listen to right wing news, it would be easy to think that President Barack Obama is the most liberal president this country has ever had. He’s commonly labeled as a socialist and “un-American” by conservative pun...

Lack of pricing mechanism renders socialism unworkable

By Rane McDonough

January 31, 2013

The problem with socialism, or the public ownership of the means of production, is a problem of calculation. In a socialist system, the manufacturers or “representatives” in charge of production cannot calculate using the market pricing system. At first glance this might seem unimpor...

People over profit: What is Socialism?

By Mike Tudoreanu

December 7, 2012

“Socialism” is one of the most misused political terms in the world, especially in the United States. The second column of my three-part series on it was dedicated to addressing some common misconceptions. In this third and fina...

People over profit: What Socialism is not

By Mike Tudoreanu

November 16, 2012

In my previous column of this three-part series, I tried to sum up the problems and injustices at the heart of capitalism, and wrote about the socialist alternative and how it differs from capitalism. In this present column, I...

People over profit: The Socialist alternative

By Mike Tudoreanu

October 26, 2012

Editor’s note: This is part one of a three-part series by Mike Tudoreanu. My regular columns over the past month have, in a way, been part of a single long-running argument. Two weeks ago in my previous column, I argued that the workers are the real wealth creato...

The hidden evils behind “divide and conquer”

By Mike Tudoreanu

February 17, 2011

It’s an old tactic: Get your opponents to fight amongst themselves so that they will get weaker and you can pick them off one by one. Gaius Julius Caesar coined the phrase “divide et impera” – divide and conquer – to...

Ayn Rand is an adolescent sociopath

By Eli Gottlieb

October 11, 2010

In recent times, American society has brought forth one of the most bizarre ideological aberrations that I’ve ever seen: the radical individualist. This person not only considers himself so special that he should have no obligations...