Category Archive: surplus value

Budgets are a fiscal fig-leaf for the naked capitalists

Budget for business Labour’s budget has been condemned by left and right as breaking its promises to spend more on restoring funding in health, education housing and income support. Labour’s excuse is its… Continue reading

Capitalism: Symptom or Disease?

It seems that the popularity of ‘anti-capitalism’ that is growing around the world has caught up with New Zealand. Like the word socialism it is much abused. Usually it is a critique of… Continue reading

Democracy for Dummies

  Bravo Rachel Stewart for taking on the ‘sour Old Men’. It is true that a few ‘grown-up boys’ chose to lecture her in public. That is their problem. Not that I mind… Continue reading

Karl Marx, revolutionary scientist

The disinterring of Marx today is now common, even if the body dug up is usually not that of Marx but imposters like Zizek who claim to be Marxists but are really academics… Continue reading

The Fudget Fiddles while Capitalism Burns

The NACTS budget is really a fudget for trying to hide the growing weakness of NZ’s neo-colonial economy behind a veil of spin. The Key regime hopes to promote business confidence in a… Continue reading

Karl Marx and the myth of ‘fair shares’

The Panama Papers have caught the ‘global rich’ with their blind trusts exposed and this is supposed to tell us something, but what? Are the tax cheats just greedy parasites wanting to shirk… Continue reading

No Future for Capitalist Work

As the New Zealand Labour Party ponders the ‘Future of Work’, the discussion focuses on the Universal Basic Income (UBI) to “guarantee income security and dignity”. This is another attempt to rewrite Labour’s… Continue reading

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