tragic irony…The twilight of the growth economy? will degrowth destroy full employment?

The whole discussion here is daydreaming and fails to note the irony that the climate crisis looms and the issue of capitalist growth economics comes to a head as everyone stalls in a kind of stupor of false optimism. What is this system going to do the reality of degrowth comes to the fore?
The left needs to look ahead to a new kind of socialist model, one that can manage the coming crisis of degrowth and climate disaster without letting an elite do that operation, which will simply abandon the working class to save an elite…
The left is still unable to create a new framework that can reconcile the looming disaster by contradiction.

Source: [Marxism] The Economy Is Strong. So Why Do So Many Americans Still Feel at Risk?

The revolution/evolution divide

https://regenerationmag.org/goodbye-revolution/

https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/23/which-way-to-socialism-the-call/

https://louisproyect.org/2019/05/22/a-jacobin-dsaers-red-herrings/

These three posts taken together survey the whole field of reformism versus revolution in considerable detail. But the result seems like a kind of stalemate. It is hard to finally mediate this gulf that splits the left down the middle.

We had a considerable commentary yesterday on all of this: https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/22/the-revolution-is-coming-will-the-marxist-bolshevik-idiots-blow-the-chance-all-over-again/ https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/22/redefining-the-revolutionary-option-beyond-lenism-and-marxs-flawed-theories-a-jacobin-dsaers-red-herrings/ https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/22/it-might-also-prove-the-end-of-the-idea-of-real-socialism-four-in-10-americans-believe-socialism-a-good-thing/ https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/22/r48g-toward-a-new-socialism-the-eonic-effect-model-as-a-substitute-for-historical-theories/ https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/22/the-disastrous-crackpot-confusion-of-historical-materialism/ https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/22/the-excessive-complexity-of-marxism-the-fallacy-of-mode-of-production-theory/

latest…

https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/22/the-revolution-is-coming-will-the-marxist-bolshevik-idiots-blow-the-chance-all-over-again/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/22/redefining-the-revolutionary-option-beyond-lenism-and-marxs-flawed-theories-a-jacobin-dsaers-red-herrings/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/22/it-might-also-prove-the-end-of-the-idea-of-real-socialism-four-in-10-americans-believe-socialism-a-good-thing/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/22/r48g-toward-a-new-socialism-the-eonic-effect-model-as-a-substitute-for-historical-theories/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/22/the-disastrous-crackpot-confusion-of-historical-materialism/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/22/the-disastrous-crackpot-confusion-of-historical-materialism/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/22/the-excessive-complexity-of-marxism-the-fallacy-of-mode-of-production-theory/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/17/the-soul-question-and-the-confusion-over-the-abortion-debate/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/16/why-not-the-full-problem-democracy-economy-planning-markets-expropriation-a-commons-why-socialism-with-bhaskar-sunkara/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/15/dmnc-what-is-to-be-done-and-ecological-socialism-in-practice/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/15/soul-factors-and-the-foetus-xtian-religious-contradictions-hypocrisy/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/15/the-cynical-zionist-exploitation-of-weaponized-biblical-ideology/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/15/the-us-on-the-brink-of-political-insanity-a-hidden-svengali-factor-proxy-war-at-israels-bidding/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/14/we-change-our-logo-again/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/14/to-save-democracy-we-need-class-struggle/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/14/our-dmnc-could-rescue-cuba-from-the-doom-wished-upon-it-by-the-yankee-hyaenas/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/11/the-question-of-iq/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/11/the-mismeasure-of-minds-boston-review/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/11/getting-smarter-boston-review/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/09/we-cant-apply-science-to-history-until-we-have-a-clear-picture-of-physics-which-is-as-yet-incomplete/
Born again secularism and the collapse of judeo-xtianity
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/06/sanders-and-aoc-flunk-the-venezuela-question/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/06/marxism-a-method-theory-and-practice-left-voice/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/06/is-marxism-obsolete-charles-rappoport-cosmonaut/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/05/the-retrograde-left-cosmonaut/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/02/recasting-marxist-theory-in-terms-of-the-eonic-effect-would-yield-a-rich-dividend-of-a-reborn-communism/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/05/02/why-marxists-cant-get-history-straight-leonardo-da-vinci-artist-thinker-and-revolutionary/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/04/27/working-class-and-universal-class-the-party-we-need-a-revolutionary-socialist-party-left-voice/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/04/27/posts-on-democratic-market-neo-communism-2/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/04/27/progressive-capitalism-an-oxymoron-michael-roberts-blog/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/04/22/gandhian-daydreamers-wish-to-overthrow-capitalism-say-please-to-save-humanity-and-planet-says-climate-activist-we-must-go-straight-to-the-heart-of-capitalism-and-overthrow-it/
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Ascanio Luciano (attr.) - Figures near a fountain in an architectural palace

https://redfortyeight.com/2019/02/13/the-working-class-ecologists-is-foster-daydreaming-john-bellamy-foster-on-the-green-new-deal/
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