Monday, January 01, 2007

January 2007 Socialist Standard

The January Socialist Standard can also be viewed as a PDF here.


  • Think Globally, Act Globally
  • Regular Columns

  • Pathfinders Monkey Business
  • Cooking the Books #1 Who’s to blame for carbon emissions?
  • Cooking the Books #2 Global Turbulence
  • Greasy Pole Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  • 50 Years Ago Day-To-Day Runners of Capitalism
  • Main Articles

  • A Free Market Guru Gone Wrong The death of the economist Milton Friedman at the age of 94 last November has robbed the free-market of perhaps its greatest advocate of modern times, but his views were wrong in theory and a failure in practice.
  • Adam Smith: capitalist icon? Money makes this capitalist world go round. So the Bank of England's decision to feature Smith's face on its twenty-pound notes, starting this spring, certainly seems appropriate.
  • Might is Right Everybody is talking about “human rights” these days but what are they and will they always need protecting?
  • Iraq in Chaos According to reports in the papers and on the television, Iraq is now falling apart. Why?
  • Zionism and anti-semitism Two dangerous ideologies that thrive on each other.
  • Nonprofit Production: Wave of the Future Why not extend the principle of production for need to the world economy as a whole?
  • Reviews, Letters, Meetings & Obituaries

  • Book Reviews Democracy and Revolution: Latin America and Socialism Today by D.L Raby; Bad Food Britain by Joanna Blythman; Tricks of the Mind By Derren Brown
  • Letters to the Editors Details of Socialism
  • Meetings Edinburgh, London, Manchester & Norwich.
  • Obituary Paula Winters
  • Voice From The Back

  • Patents and profits; Housing Madness; Hollywood and Reality; Land of the Free?; Growing Old Disgracefully; Another Aspect of Globalisation
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