Political ideologies no longer serve any purpose. The democracy refugees are on the road towards autocracy while the earth is suffering from a high fever.
Socialism and Labor articles on Democracy Chronicles
This section deals with articles relating to democracy, socialism and labor. Reckoning with the important relationship between democracy and labor is essential in a democratic government. The theory of socialism, as opposed to capitalism, is characterized by social ownership of the means of production and co-operative management of the economy. Also see our articles on Anarchism, Capitalism, and Libertarianism. Also, there are many socialist parties in the US that you can find information on at our Third Party Central including Senator Bernie Sanders, a major election reform supporter.
Wealth inequality affects American democracy. It creates an opportunity for some individuals to use government for private gain.
Even if voluntary, “human rentiership” is innately similar to slavery. Workplace democracy is the secret to finding a solution, David Ellerman.
What is fascism and what drives it? Since it is in plain sight we are unable to pin it and its drivers down. But quite simply it is greed.
Some studies, particularly in the U.S., have confirmed the correlation between workplace participation and democratic participation.
Labor’s influence has declined. In 1983, 20% of employees had union protections. Today, it’s just half that, and unions are under siege.
Rights groups call on Formula 1 to investigate human rights violations in Bahrain and the company’s role in whitewashing the country’s rights record.
The countries with the greatest wealth disparity often had regimes that centralized power in a limited number of citizens.
There can be no doubt whatsoever that America’s campaign finance regime is a wild west that diminishes the power of the many.
The alarm has been sounded about the return of fascism. Understanding fascism is important to determine if these concerns are justified.