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Ask The Socialist: How would socialists deal with the pandemic?

One of our supporters recently asked us: “Capitalist governments around the world are doing a terrible job handling COVID-19, but what would socialists do instead?” We answer below. ** Early this year, it became apparent that...

How would socialists distribute goods?

Recently someone commented, "The bare supermarket shelves we've seen recently show that capitalism isn't really equipped to deal with pandemics. How would socialists go about doing things differently?" We answer below. ** The COVID-19 crisis...

What do socialists say about the police?

A reader recently commented: “I’m so sick of reading about police violence. The way they beat people at the IMARC protests made me so angry. I feel that the cops only exist to protect...

Why are people feeling lonely?

A person who recently bought The Socialist from one of our street stalls asked: “Have you seen the latest figures about loneliness in Australia? Why is it on the rise and what do you...

Do socialists need to be organised?

One of our Facebook followers recently messaged us saying: “I don’t see the point of being in a socialist group. Isn’t it enough to just get people to turn up to strikes and protests...

Aren’t we all middle class now?

A reader recently asked: “I read a few of your articles where you mention the working class. Isn’t that term irrelevant these days? I mean we don’t all work in factories any more, and...

Don’t you want to take away people’s property?

A reader recently asked: “I thought socialists stood for the abolition of all private property. Does that mean you would take away my family home? And what about my phone or my bike, would...

What is neoliberalism?

A reader recently wrote: “I’ve come across the word ‘neoliberalism’ a few times. I’ve never really understood what it means. Could you give me a brief explanation?” ** The word neoliberalism tends to get used in...

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