Articles in Socialism

Why You Hate Your Job

A theory on the function of bullshit jobs: to maintain the illusion of meritocracy and to provide status and prestige for elites.


Of Course We’ll Debate Them

The left isn’t frightened of a debate. Our ideas are good enough to withstand challenge.


What the Vietnam War Can Tell Us About Ukraine

There is no one more dangerous than a political leader who is losing a war and possesses weapons of mass destruction.


What Policing Looks Like from the Inside

Law professor Rosa Brooks became a reserve police officer and witnessed firsthand the systemic problems with policing.


Six Subjects That Should Be Required In School But Aren’t

Basic education should be both more practical and more intellectual.


Defective Altruism

Socialism is the most effective altruism. Who needs anything else? The repugnant philosophy of “Effective Altruism” offers nothing to movements for global justice.


U.S. Empire and the Marvel Moral Universe

Comic book stories shape and reaffirm cultural and political attitudes. We shouldn’t settle for the imperialist propaganda put out by the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Debt is a Form of Social Control

To be indebted means to lack freedom. That’s why elites melt down in response to Biden’s new plan to forgive $10k of student debt. They don’t want you to be free.


How Media Copaganda Hides the Truth about the US Punishment Bureaucracy

The media’s narrow focus on certain crimes obscures the horrors of the legal punishment system and deflects our attention away from the most impactful crimes, those of the rich and powerful.


Can We Drop the Silly Idea That America Is “Heading For a Civil War”?

The idea distracts us from the class war we’re actually in, and is a deeply misleading framework for understanding the real risks we face.


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