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From the Archives | Socialism: Our Alternative To The Madness Of The Market

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Workers must take control of the economy’s productive resources, and this will require a massive struggle, animated by a vision of a different kind of society.

Eric RuderSocialist Worker / Dandelion Salad To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up here to receive the latest updates from all reader supported Evergreene Digest. Originally published Sept. 2, 2012 by Eric Ruder, Socialist Worker <>, August 30, 2012.

June 3,2018 | The World economy is still suffering from the worst crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Around the world, the consequences have been devastating–jobs wiped out, exploitation intensified for those who remain employed, social services eliminated or privatized.

Welcome to 21st-century capitalism, a topsy-turvy world in which poverty for many and unimaginable wealth for a tiny few stand side by side. But unlike in earlier times, when slave and feudal societies weren’t efficient enough to adequately feed, clothe and house everyone in society, today’s crisis is the result of an overabundance of material goods, not the lack of them.

Eric Ruder, a writer and socialist living in Chicago, is regular contributor to the International Socialist Review (ISR).

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