Political Eh-conomy: We can’t all be workers: Putting inequality in the inequality debate

It’s easy to get confused about who is a worker and who isn’t these days. Your CEO may worker longer hours than you, not the top-hatted capitalist of the Monopoly board he. Indeed, it may seem that the leisure class of the turn of the last century has been replaced by the workaholic professional and ...

The Ranting Canadian: I just saw that today, May 5, is the birthday of Karl Heinrich…

I just saw that today, May 5, is the birthday of Karl Heinrich Marx (1818-1883), the German economist, historian, journalist and philosopher. I post this video in honour of the occasion. It’s a bit silly, and I’m not sure of the intentions of the creators, but I’ve been waiting for an appropriate occasion to share ...

The Ranting Canadian: Any fool who still says “better dead than red” in…

Any fool who still says “better dead than red” in this day and age should have to prove it. Try both options and get back to us.

The Ranting Canadian: Why is it that on Wikipedia, Facebook and various other…

Why is it that on Wikipedia, Facebook and various other websites, the pushiest proselytizers are almost always the libertarian capitalists?  They are like cult members. The glassy-eyed worshippers of  the fortunate rich (who are rarely rich themselves) are by far the most persistent of the zealots who spread propaganda and attempt  — but fail — ...

The Ranting Canadian: Let’s face it; the party’s over. The corrupt and…

Let’s face it; the party’s over. The corrupt and hypocritical Western capitalist systems — propped up by society-wide Ponzi schemes — are in free fall, and the majority of us don’t have any parachutes. Meanwhile, most of the politicians waste their time arguing about the shapes of the clouds they see on the way down. ...