Tuesday, December 01, 2009

December 2009 Socialist Standard: Down and out in Mayfair

December 2009 Socialist Standard


  • Copenhagen: another predictable failure
  • Regular Columns

  • Pathfinders Calorie counts and pet scans
  • Cooking the Books 1 This year’s Nobel Prize for Economics
  • Cooking the Books 2 Free is good
  • Material World The advance of capitalism
  • Greasy Pole BNP – Question Time Without Answers
  • Pieces Together Capitalist Paradox; Drug Pushers Pay Off; All Right For Some
  • 50 Years Ago Second thoughts
  • Main Articles

  • Down and out in Mayfair We still live in a society that if you don’t have the ability to pay you ‘goes’ without.
  • Capitalism and food security – an oxymoron Food security for all the people of the world will only be possible when the profit motive is taken out of food supply.
  • The World Around You Someone employs you, and you work for them, and they control a big part of your waking hours.
  • Too good to be true We are conditioned to accept the absurdities and contradictions that capitalism throws up.
  • Debating the “S-Word” Is any word more over-used and misunderstood today than “socialism”?
  • On modern life (Eric Fromm ) Some selected quotes from Fromm's 'The Art of Loving'.
  • How I got to be a socialist “… I came to know about ‘mine’ and ‘thine’ but always preferred ‘our’.”
  • Ire of the Irate Itinerant Cartoon Strip
  • Book Reviews, & Meetings

  • Book Reviews:Why not socialism? By G. A. Cohen; Where the Other Half Lives: Lower Income Housing in a Neoliberal World Sarah Glynn, ed; Critical Social Theory and the End of Work By Edward Granter; Free. The Future of a Radical Price. By Chris Anderson; Plebs. By Colin Waugh.
  • Socialist Party Meetings: Clapham, Chiswick & Norwich:
  • Voice From The Back

  • End of a dream; How about socialism?; Capitalism is gangsterism; The new gangsters
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