The satirical newspaper The Onion is the purveyor of insights from Marx in such articles as “Laid Off Man Finally Achieves Perfect Work-Life Balance”. This is the claim of Emmett Rensin in a recent article in The New Republic, "The Onion Has Become America's Finest Marxist News Source". "It's funny because it's true," concludes the essay, implying that Marx's criticism of capitalist society have become obvious to us all.
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Bill Resnick offers some brief comments about Pete Seeger, addressing his past involvement with the Communist Party, but also his break from it and other advocacy. He points in the direction of worthwhile reads that go into more detail. 3:17 minutes (1.51 MB)
Joe Clement talks with Geoff McDonald and Peter Oxforn about the wage system. Geoff recently wrote an article for CounterPunch urging more critical questions about the wage system than exist in the minimum wage debate. This discussion builds on those arguments and takes issue with the "cynicism of public policy". Both he and Peter edit Ruthless Criticism, an English-language site that helps to disseminate articles and points of view from a German political journal, GeganStandpunkt. 14:42 minutes (6.73 MB)