Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA

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originally posted Feb. 11, 2014

Joe Friendly on May 30, 2014

Editors Frances Goldin, Debby Smith, and Michael Steven Smith, join with 2 of the many contributing authors, Clifford D. Conner and Mat Callahan to discuss their book, Imagine Living In A Socialist USA, how it got published, how it has been received, and wondering how socialism might happen in the USA and what it would look like, for example how it would impact the arts and sciences. May 29, 2014 at Alwan For The Arts. video: Joe Friendly.

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Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA

c-span.org
January 27, 2014

Frances Goldin (Co-editor); Debby Smith (Co-editor); Michael Steven Smith (Co-editor)

Editors of the book “Imagine,” along with some of the contributors to the book, talk about the problems with capitalism and discuss what a socialist America would be like. Joining the discussion are contributors Mumia Abu-Jamal, Frances Fox Piven, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Kazembe Balagun, and Ronald Reosti [and Richard Wolff]. This event was hosted by Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City.

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Book TV: Co-editors: Frances Goldin, Debby Smith, Michael Steven Smith, “Imagine.”

BookTV on Feb 11, 2014

Editors of the book “Imagine,” along with some of the contributors to the book, talk about the problems with capitalism and discuss what a socialist America would be like. Joining the discussion are contributors Mumia Abu-Jamal, Frances Fox Piven, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Kazembe Balagun, and Ronald Reosti. This event was hosted by Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City.

from the archives:

May Day General Strike by James E. Rabbit III

Capitalism: The Systematic Poverty and Exploitation of Human Beings by Finian Cunningham

Chris Hedges: The Corporate State’s Assault on the Arts

Richard D. Wolff: What is Capitalism and Socialism? What is Money? What is Debt Jubilee?

If This Is The Last Century Of Capitalism, What Will Replace It? by Pete Dolack

Socialism: Creating a World to Change Our Lives by Sam Friedman

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  4. You already have a number of what one might call socialist values. Police, Fire, Armed Forces, Tourist attractions, National and State parks, National and State museums and libraries, public schools, wildlife reserves, wet lands for irrigation and birds, social services, unemployment insurance or some form of it and the list goes on. What you are seeing is a tug of war, between the people against the wealthy, who hold the funds they looted from the people. True socialist values are world-wide. The good of the many out weighs the destruction caused by the few.

    • Yes, but many in government want to privatize some of these things. Also, the workers don’t (for the most part) own the means of production. The tax rate is obscenely skewed towards the wealthy and for corporations, some of which don’t pay any taxes whatsoever and some even receive money back! It’s more like corporate welfare and the numbers are huge.

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