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In Wealthy City, a Marxist Mayor Wins Over Voters

Denise Hruby New York Times
Yes, this Communist politician in Graz, Austria, wants to redistribute wealth, but a focus on housing, her own modest lifestyle and a hard childhood have helped her popularity.

Tidbits – July 14, 2022 – Reader Comments: Hearings, GOP Witnesses Show Trump Planned Armed Coup; Supreme Court Rules Based on Lies, Religion; Librarians, Books Under Attack; Starbucks Union Grows; Socialism 2022 Conference Labor Day Weekend

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Reader Comments: Hearings and Republican Witnesses Show that Trump Planned Armed Coup; Supreme Court Rules Based on Lies, and Religion; Librarians and Books Under Attack; Starbucks Union Grows; Socialism 2022 Conference Labor Day weekend; more ....

An American History of the Socialist Idea

Harold Meyerson Dissent
If there’s a lesson to be derived from Gary Dorrien’s account of American socialism, it’s that the movement’s open participation in and with the broad democratic left benefits the socialist cause.

DSA Debates Show Growing Pains

Christine Riddiough Convergence
DSA’s six-year growth spurt has fundamentally changed the organization. To resolve the deep issues it faces, it needs to meet the organizational challenges this change poses.

Thomas Piketty’s Case for ‘Participatory Socialism’

Ezra Klein New York Times
Piketty’s new book, “A Brief History of Equality,” is perhaps his most optimistic work. Piketty proposes a truly radical policy agenda — a universal minimum inheritance, worker control over the boards of corporations and “confiscatory” levels of wealth and income taxation — that he calls “participatory socialism.”
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