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Why trade unions are even more relevant today

June 27, 2015

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As the micro chip rvolution continues to gain pace, trade unions — as democratic organisations of the sellers of labour — are probably more relevant now than they have ever been. Especially for anyone who feels that democracy is an important concept.

South Africa on a “slippery slope”

June 24, 2015

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Is South Africa on the slippery slope to authoritarianism? It’s a valid question to ask since both the Cosatu and the national constitutions have been undermined. And they were both, in their own way, flag bearers of the democratic promise of the new South Africa.

The real causes of our economic distress

June 24, 2015

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Blinded by the chimera of Stock Exchanges and the smoke and mirrors of booming futures and derivatives trading, mainstream economists and commentators lost sight — if ever they had it — of the real productive economy. Their god was profit and their church, the market. Now the system has failed.

A desperate need for radical change

June 15, 2015

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Over more than a century there have been warnings that the current global economic crisis would arrive — and what would be the cause. Yet most mainstream economists and commentators persist with an almost religious belief that somehow, sometime, the tide will turn and all with reurn to as it was. It will not.