Capitalism

We need a better way to create jobs

In March, tens of thousands of people lined up at Centrelink offices across Australia. Lines stretched around blocks looking eerily similar to scenes from the 1930s Great Depression. After weeks of mass sackings due...

Big business plans COVID-19 ‘exit strategy’

The COVID-19 crisis has shown clearly that we live in a system that puts profit ahead of peoples’ lives and health. Workers have been forced to work without proper personal protective equipment and physical...

Rent crisis: How can we win relief?

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated Australia's housing crisis. With almost a million workers either stood down, fired or losing hours, many are now finding it even harder to cover their housing costs. Frustration is rising...

One percent twice as rich as everyone else

Global wealth inequality continues to rise as we head into the new decade. According to Oxfam’s 2020 Inequality report – which was released prior to the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic - the richest...

Big pharma: Pills for need not profit

Under capitalism, disease is an immensely profitable industry, and what huge pharmaceutical corporations excel at is extracting enormous amounts of wealth from our public health. Big pharma would have us believe that without their investments...

Capitalism’s COVID-19 catastrophe

Apologists for capitalism claim that the system is doing the best it can faced with a new virus in today’s complex and interconnected world. These are, at best, only excuses that seek to hide...

COVID-19: From outbreak to pandemic

How has COVID-19 spread so far and so fast? Catastrophes are not caused by a single event, but rather a chain of events, in this case linked to the type of society we live...

Who’s paying for the wage subsidies?

The federal government announced a $130 billion wage subsidy package in late March. The measures include provisions for workers in companies that have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic to be paid up to...

Recent posts

Google search engine

Popular categories