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What If There Were No Prices?

What If There Were No Prices?

To appreciate why market prices are essential to human well-being, consider what a fix we would be in without them. Suppose you were the commissar of railroads in the old Soviet Union. Markets and prices have been banished. You and your comrades. Passionate communists all. Now, directly plan how to use available resources. You want a railroad from city A to city B, but between the cities is a mountain range. Suppose somehow you know that the railroad once built….

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How Fitness Outran Socialism

How Fitness Outran Socialism

After the failed revolutionary period of the 1960’s came to a close, the communist specter haunting the Western world was crushed. But there was a new specter looming. The history of fitness culture is really interesting. Originally, fitness was seen as a distraction from your worldly duties by Puritans, but slowly morphed into a way to foster a closer connection to God by the 1800’s. The movement that came to popularize it in the 1900’s is known as, I kid…

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What does socialism even mean anymore? | The Fact Checker

What does socialism even mean anymore? | The Fact Checker

-When President Trump and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talk about socialism, it doesn’t sound like they’re talking about the same thing. -Socialism is about only one thing. It’s called power for the ruling class. -Democratic socialism. It means putting democracy and society first. -President Trump makes socialism sound like it’s about elite control. Representative Ocasio-Cortez makes it sound like it’s about putting power back in the hands of the people. Both of which made us wonder, “So just what is socialism”?…

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European Socialism – COLD WAR DOCUMENTARY

European Socialism – COLD WAR DOCUMENTARY

History lessons sometimes depict the Cold War as an all or nothing struggle. You will see clearly delineated maps of who is communist, who is capitalist, and what the sides are. Now, I know many of you are fans of our sister channel Kings and Generals, so this might hurt to hear, but let me tell you a secret. The reality on the ground about the Cold War is it was always an ideological mess. Ideologies and alliances seem cut…

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Zizek vs Peterson: April 19

Zizek vs Peterson: April 19

hi everyone April 19th at the Sony Centre in Toronto Ontario Canada I’m debating Slava Dziedzic Slovenian philosopher and professor at the Institute for sociology and philosophy at the University of Ljubljana whose works on cultural studies psychoanalysis and above all for the purposes of this announcement Marxism are world renowned the pre-sale code is JB psz and begins Thursday February 28th at 11 a.m. local time until Thursday at 10 p.m. local time general ticket sales begin Friday at…

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What Is Socialism?

What Is Socialism?

What do Scandinavia, Bernie Sanders, and the Soviet Union have in common? Arguably the most misused theory of all time: socialism. The word is thrown around in popular culture and political discourse as both a pejorative and a compliment. But how can the same system be behind both the Nazi Party and Finland’s world-class education system? What exactly is Socialism? Well, in it’s most simple form, socialism is when a population collectively owns and controls the means of production, and…

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Armenia’s Socialist Village

Armenia’s Socialist Village

Socialism should run the world. I’m Azat Barseghyan. We decided to have Lenin’s statue in our village. And we found and brought this statue from Ejmiatsin. There the statue was thrown away, we took it and brought it here. We want to keep him alive in our memories. “Hello, hello.” Everyone takes care of this statue. No one can touch it. This is like a shrine for us. When do you usually gather here? On January 21, the day of…

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The Russian Revolution (1917)

The Russian Revolution (1917)

The Russian Revolution The year is 1914 World War 1 had begun and Russia was at war with Germany. The working class and the peasants make up the Russian Army. However, they are not well equipped or trained for the battles to come. The year is now 1917, millions of Russians had been either killed or wounded. The Russian people were angry at Tsar Nicholas the Second for getting Russia into war and several other reasons including, the Tsar taking…

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