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"State capitalism" (1 of 8): a meaningful concept or a shaky ideological construct?

The conservative-leaning British magazine The Economist recently featured on its 01/2102102 cover Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known to history as Lenin: As I've noted before, I'm skeptical when business publications do this kind of publicity for an article, or in this case numerous articles on the topic of "state capitalism". It's almost a sure sign that the readers are being offered some heavily propaganda-laden content.
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Protesters Topple Lenin Statue in Ukraine

US Politics / Liberal : Drudge Retort Weblog (12 months ago)

Anti-government protesters toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Ukraine's capital and attacked it with hammers on Sunday in a symbolic challenge to President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with... Read Post

State capitalism (8 of 8): a shaky ideological approach

US Politics / Liberal : The Blue Voice (3 years ago)

"[S]tate capitalism is the most formidable foe that liberal capitalism has faced so far." - from The visible hand, the introductory article to The Economist's series of special report articles on what they call "state capitalism" in... Read Post

"State capitalism" (2 of 8): an ideological history, not to be confused with a history of ideology

US Politics / Liberal : The Blue Voice (3 years ago)

In Something old, something new: A brief history of state capitalism The Economist 01/21/2012, the editors show just how ideological and historically vacuous their concept of "state capitalism" is. The piece is part of their special... Read Post


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