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A concise summary of this work in progress;
A listing of the translated sections on this blog.
A Work in progress The following pages present an article treating 250 years of Capitalism at the hand of examined statistical sources on its economic dynamic, tracing its main periods at the hand of classical criteria developed by Marx in ‘Capital’. As this is a work in progress, our translation of its subsequent parts will… Continue reading 250 years of Capitalism – A reconstruction of its dynamics
Main economic variables (1760 – 2018). Sources and Presentation of the Data. Data sources for our graphs. Data on GDP per capita, labor productivity per worker and real wages (see below for more details) are from the Core project: Unit-2-data-file-for-charts. Those on life expectancy at birth are from version 7 of the Gapminder database. The… Continue reading 250 years of Capitalism (Annex on the data and on methodology)
The following presents an article by ‘Nuevo Curso’ apropos of the tragic suicide of a youngster, that was immediately subjected to an international media campaign on “state sponsored euthanasia” in the Netherlands. Our commentary shows how easily one can fall into hawking a rant, when not observing minimal standards of verification. In a separate topic article we present the results of a first examination of official mortality statistics in this country by medical end-of-life decisions over the period 1995 – 2015.Continue reading “‘Nuevo Curso’ apropos of a failure of ‘youth care’ in the Netherlands”
The development of “wild” and mass strikes in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, (1) is the most important class struggle in the Americas in years. We have followed it as closely as we could on our news channels, but only broadly in our journal. (2) Hereafter we publish a summary of the latest events, that was sent to us by a group of comrades from Matamoros, and that is born out of the need to draw lessons in the heat of the struggles. (‘Nuevo Curso’, April 9, 2019)