Tuesday, June 03, 2008

June 2008 Socialist Standard 'Capitalism isn't the problem: you are'

June 2008 Socialist Standard


  • Know your enemy
  • Regular Columns

  • Pathfinders Love is a Drug
  • Cooking the Books 1 The way the world can feed itself
  • Cooking the Books 2 The nature of business
  • Material World Evo Morales: A Call for Socialism?
  • Greasy Pole Timer for a change?
  • Pieces Together Big Brother is Listening; An Expensive Tipple; Heathrow Homeless; 100 Years of Poverty
  • 50 Years Ago The Liberal revival
  • Main Articles

  • Biology as ideology For over 40 years there has been an increasing momentum to the wholesale medicalisation of human and social problems
  • The happy slave syndrome Why do we so doggedly embrace the wages and money system when it openly makes use of us?
  • Football: a capital idea Football is now a commodity packaged and sold to make money for the clubs’ shareholders.
  • Boris who? Does the election of a Tory mayor of London mean the end of civilisation as we know it?
  • Nigeria, Biafra and Oil Oil was a major issue in the Nigerian civil war forty years ago.
  • Las Vegas and the environment In the US the so-called “richest country in the world”, millions are so desperate for more money (and/or are bored to tears with their lives) that gambling is a major industry.
  • Relearning history Don’t believe what you were taught in school or hear from the media about benevolent Britain. We look at some books that give the other side of the story.
  • Simon the Sociobiologist Cartoon Strip
  • Letters, Obituaries, & Meetings

  • Letters To The Editors: Kosovo (and Soros)
  • Obituaries: Ron Cook; Robert Russell
  • Socialist Party Meetings: Swansea; Manchester, Clapham, Chiswick & Birmingham:
  • Voice From The Back

  • More Profit Means More Hunger; The Name Is Bond - Capitalist Bond; Dignity? No Way; The Killer System; Primitive Accumulation; Business As Usual

    Highlander said...

    The "Biology as ideology" piece rang a bell with me.

    Darren said...

    Don't quote me on this, but I think both 'Biology as Ideology' and 'The happy slave syndrome' are based on the talks given at the recent SPGB Manchester Day School, The Sick Society.