National Strike

This is an answer to a comment posted by YOMOSA: YOMOSA wrote: All Americans Must Join The National Strike! Ron Allen answers: All Americans will not join a national strike, and so this industrial action will achieve nothing. ...

Evidence

This is an answer to a comment posted by bogman: bogman wrote: Much as I don't like dogmatic anything (and try very hard to make allowances for dogmatic religiosos) how does the statement shatter anything? Ron Allen answers: ...

Evidence

This is an answer to a comment posted by toothlesspenguin: toothlesspenguin wrote: Much like the Precautionary Principle, as used in the global warming debate and the so called "war on terror":  "Not having the evidence that something...

Earning and Saving

We should save more, even if we earn little.  But those who earn more can save more than those who earn little.

Income

The income of proprietors comes at the expense of the income of producers. The alleged rights of proprietors supersede the obvious rights of producers. 

Evidence

It is said:  Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.  This statement shatters dogmatic atheism!

Capitalist Freedoms and Rights

What is capitalist freedom?  What are capitalist rights? In capitalism, your employer can fire you for a political bumper-sticker on your own car.  Your employer can fire you just for having a couple of beers after work.  The Constitution...

Lost Jobs

Millions of jobs have been lost in the United States, during this recession. Isn't capitalism working great?

Justice

It is often said that justice delayed is justice denied.  This is a true saying. It can also be said that justice beloved is justice begotten.

Citizens and Property

Denis Diderot  (French encyclopedist, 1713-1784) stated that "only a property owner is a citizen".  If this is true, then in order for every adult person to be a citizen, every adult person must also be a property owner.  Every adult can be a...

Marxist Proposition

This is an answer to a comment posted by jimw: jimw wrote: Ron wrote: "The only God rejected by marxism is any God who dehumanizes, degrades, humiliates, brutalizes, and demoralizes human beings." My answer was simple: marxism must...

Workplace Authoritarianism

The disciplinarian design of work processes serves to perpetuate relations of social and political domination.  The authoritarian model of the workplace does the work of preserving authoritarian relations both in industry and in ...

Authority

Those who desire and demand the abolition of private property in capital are those who desire and demand the abolition of industrial authoritarianism.   Those who desire and demand the abolition of the modern oligarchic state are those who...

Wealth Creation

What is the foundation on which rests the creation of wealth?  Human labor is the foundation on which stands the formation and generation of wealth. Without nature-transforming productive activity, there can be no wealth, no prosperity, no...

Marxist Proposition

This is an answer to a comment posted by jimw: jimw wrote: So Marxism rejects humans because they [we] are the only 'gods' who dehumanize, degrade, humiliates, brutalizes, and demoralizes human beings, . . . Ron Allen answers: ...

Division of Labor

The division of labor is both an advantage, and a disadvantage.  The division of labor is an advantage, because divided labor increases productivity. Increased productivity gives rise to material surpluses, and this is agreeable. However,...

Marxism

Marxism is about abolishing private property in capital, and about abolishing the modern oligarchic state.  But that is not all.  Marxism is also about the abolition of exploitative slavery, and of material scarcity.

What Does Marxism Ask?

Marxists ask this question:  What should be brought into existence that does not yet exist?

What Are Marxists Looking For?

What are marxists looking for?  Marxists are looking for a society which does justice to the reality of human beings.  Marxists believe that the reality of human existence is itself a reality which evolves with history.

Marxist Proposition

The term atheism is a negative term.  Marxism is not the negation of God, but the affirmation of humanity.  The only God rejected by marxism is any God who dehumanizes, degrades, humiliates, brutalizes, and demoralizes human beings.

Marxist Proposition

The theoretical basis of marxism is not atheism, but humanism.  Marxism deviated from its conceptual verities when its militant humanism was altered and changed into a militant atheism.

Sociological Proposition

Proposition:  A scientific social theory must differentiate between prescriptive propositions, and factual empirical propositions.

Capitalism and Statism

Some believe that the United States is great because of capitalism.  Others believe that the United States is great because of government.  These are not the only options.  The United States is great because of the productivity and optimism of...

Government and Property

I believe that there can be government without oligarchy.  I also believe that there can be property without private capital. If we abolish the state, we do not abolish natural, genuine, and spontaneous self-government, both individual and...