Friday, October 26, 2018

James Petras — Big Business Strikes Back: The Class Struggle from Above


Bankers, agro-business elites, commercial mega owners, manufacturing, real estate and insurance bosses and their financial advisers, elite members of the ‘ruling class’, have launched a full-scale attack on private and public wage and salary workers,and small and medium size entrepreneurs (the members of the ‘popular classes’). The attack has targeted income ,pensions, medical plans, workplace conditions, job security, rents, mortgages, educational costs, taxation,undermining family and household cohesion. 
Big business has weakened or abolished political and social organizations which challenge the distribution of income and profits and influence the rates of workplace output. In brief the ruling classes have intensified exploitation and oppression through the ‘class struggle’ from above.
We will proceed by identifying the means, methods and socio-political conditions which have advanced the class struggle from above and, conversely, reversed and weakened the class struggle from below....
Big Business Strikes Back: The Class Struggle from Above
James Petras | Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York and adjunct professor at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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AXEC / E.K-H said...

Links on James Petras’ ‘Big Business Strikes Back: The Class Struggle from Above’

Economics is a failed/fake science. To this day, economists do not know what profit is. By consequence, they got the concept of class struggle badly wrong.

If we only had classes

Ricardo and the invention of class war

Capitalism, poverty, exploitation, and cross-over exploitation

Profit: after 200+ years still elusive

The Profit Theory is False Since Adam Smith

Keynesianism as ultimate profit machine

Karl Marx, fake scientist

Economists: scientists or political clowns?

For details of the big picture see cross-references Profit

Egmont Kakarot-Handtke

Noah Way said...

Independent sources would make you sound somewhat less like a lunatic. Repeatedly linking to your own rants is narcissistic at best.