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Socialism and social democracy

December 19, 2017 - 17:13 -- Admin

From a comment on a Facebook post by Max Sawicky, asking about the difference between socialism and social democracy (sadly, I think the context was one of the internecine disputes in which the left has long specialised, though the right has now caught up and surpassed us).

Socialism and social democracy


December 18, 2017 - 10:29 -- Admin

A new sandpit for long side discussions, conspiracy theories, idees fixes and so on.

A barbarous relic

December 13, 2017 - 10:37 -- Admin

That’s what Keynes called the gold standard nearly a century ago, and he was right. I was reminded of this by the commentary on my latest piece on Bitcoin, published in the Conversation and also the ABC. I restated the points I made in my 2015 article on the massive and wasteful use of electricity in Bitcoin mining.