RUTHLESS CRITICISM

“If we have no business with the construction of the future or with organizing it for all time, there can still be no doubt about the task confronting us at present: the ruthless criticism of the existing order, ruthless in that it will shrink neither from its own discoveries, nor from conflict with the powers that be.” — Karl Marx

What is the Market Economy?
The subject sounds at first glance like the most self-evident thing in the world
Theses on Work and Wealth
Work in capitalism makes the workers poor and always enriches the wealthy – this is the necessary result of a mode of production based on property
Labor – Time That Pays Money
The “working world” neither intends to organize work so as to make it interesting, comfortable and as short as possible, nor does it guarantee a good life
Unemployment: A Devastating Judgment on a Society
Not because people do not find work, but because people need work – although society does not need this work at all

What is Poverty?
Capitalism requires massive amounts of it
“Growth”
What is it, who needs it and why really must the economy always grow?
On the “Standard of Living Like Never Before” of the Modern Proletariat
The “consumer economy” does not serve the consumer, but rather the consumer serves the economy
Wage Reduction Made in the USA
Auto capital eliminates its social dead weight
The Crisis Hits the Auto Industry
A didactic drama about jobs
Progress Today: Work Longer and Earn Less
Why wage sacrifices lead to ever more wage losses
“Technical Progress”
In capitalism, the means of reducing work result in overwork or unemployment for the workers
The Free Market Fairy Tale that Profits Create Jobs
“Layoffs despite profits!” – Why “despite”?
Unions: Some Truths about the Representation of the Working Class
The aim of protecting workers' existence within conditions that constantly bring it into question
Why Union “Deals” are not about “Jobs”
The employees allow themselves to be exploited better – and ask that it may happen in protection of their own interests
The Strike at AEG
The hardest workers' struggle in decades – for a cushioned fall into unemployment
What is a Crisis?
The accumulation of too much wealth in relation to the purpose of accumulating more of it
Financial Crisis: The Character, Achievement and Power of Finance Capital
Fund closures, credit jams, bank crashes – the global success of a business technique of Wall Street is having an impact!
What the World Economic Crisis Teaches about Capitalism
If everyone's livelihood is dependent on the business success of the financial sector, what kind of a livelihood is that?
Lessons from the Crisis
Is the revival of this madness something to hope for?
Do CEOs Get Paid Too Much?
Who gets how much and why in the free market economy
Management Bonuses
How a brake on capital's top officials making a killing makes the exploitation of wage dependent workers look a lot more fair
“Mega-mergers” – Capital concentration on a global scale
An interesting lesson about the market and the equality of opportunities it allows
Small Business – “Our” Problem Child
Capital in need wants our concern and sympathy
“Predators” Attack Capitalism!
Enron, Worldcom, Xerox ... perversions of capitalism?
Scolding the Speculators
Blaming Wall Street while upholding the free market economy
Interest Rate Cut in America
The Fed speculates on the speculators and the speculators speculate on the Fed
Lessons from a Stock Market Crash
Why do losses on the stock market negatively affect “all of us” when booms never have positive effects for “all of us”?
Money
Not participation in wealth, but exclusion from it
The cry for jobs
An absurd and brutal affirmation of labor's subordination to capital
How the people are to think about the crisis that they are paying for
“The crisis has many culprits: financial capitalist gamblers, irresponsible state budget managers and – ultimately – all of us with our too high expectations!”
Proletariat – Does that still exist?
Politically emancipated, socially disciplined, globally exploited, nationalistically degraded
“Exploitation” at Amazon?
Critical public opinion gets whiff of something like that and weighs the pros and cons
Theses on the character masks of capital, the social classes, and what follows for anti-capitalist politics
Does the concept of class still make sense? And what does this mean for the criticism of capitalism?
A reader’s letter and a response
“You exaggerate the poverty of normal wage earners...”
Landed property and the housing question in capitalism
Housing shortages and rent explosions