Marxist Sociology Blog: Theory, research, politics2018-10-24T10:00:29-04:00

Welfare Against Work

Existing scholarship on the movement has either ignored the NWRO's antiwork perspective, or else insisted that the NWRO’s critiques of waged work were primarily gendered. Based on a careful analysis of the organization's archives, Wilson Sherwin makes a compelling case that an antiwork agenda was central to the NWRO's politics.

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What’s Wrong with Rent and the Rentier?

It is of course true that monopoly power is not unique to rentierism. It frequently characterizes other forms of capitalist enterprise as well. But rentierism is distinctive insofar as it is the form of capitalism to which monopoly power is inherent. Monopoly infuses the way in which rentier assets are owned and controlled. And it infuses the manner in which such assets are commercialized to generate rental income. In short, the rentier sweats monopoly from every pore. And that is the problem.

By |Dec 18, 2019|Categories: Blog article, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What’s Wrong with Rent and the Rentier?

Capitalism, Neoliberalism and Unfree Labour

Although most labour rights activists readily identify the status of these migrant workers as legally unfree, there is, however, a deeper form of unfreedom and coercion in the labour market that deserves much more attention than it receives in discussions of unfreedom. This unfreedom and coercion is not reducible to a legal status but is instead rooted in the very nature of the relationship between employer and worker in capitalist society.

By |Nov 27, 2019|Categories: Blog article, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Capitalism, Neoliberalism and Unfree Labour