NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio’s treatment of the NYC Public Schools is an indictment of capitalism’s prioritization of profits over the well-being and safety of its youth and workers.
In a rational society, mental health treatment would be built around quality care and compassion. Under capitalism, it is characterized by exploitation, corruption, and a single-minded pursuit of profits.
Without a materialist, class perspective of the factors that give rise to mental illness in students, the roots of the problem cannot be addressed.
Desperately seeking an explanation, an aspect of social life that has only recently emerged is chosen to serve as the scapegoat for the problems of capitalism.
From big cities to rural towns, the impact Millennials will have on the future course of the class struggle should not be understated.
The idea that the personality traits and lifestyle choices of a given generation could “ruin” the economy stems from an idealist view of history and society.
The growing search for ways to individually “opt out” of capitalist society is an indication of the historic impasse of this system.
The high school walkouts have given voice to a range of social demands that go beyond the typical gun-control debate that has prevailed in Washington and the media.
The crisis of mental health is neither “human nature” nor the sum of millions of individual experiences. It is a systemic problem with a systemic solution. Nothing prevents us from creating an unimaginably superior world […]
The Student loan industry’s parasitism is matched by the Democratic Party’s unwillingness to take them on.
The GOP tax plan passed by the House has the potential to plunge the American university system into crisis.
Alan Woods discusses the current turbulence and volatility in the global economic, political, and social situation.