Behind their fluffy rhetoric about free trade and free markets lurks a hostility toward freedom for ordinary people - and a love affair with police and prisons.
To make history - to change the actual course of world events - is intoxicating, inspiring, and life-transforming.
A society that has moved beyond commodification is one that has embraced the most thoroughgoing radical democracy in all spheres of social life.
The neoliberal utopia of unrestrained capitalism is being created by a war against the poor and the commons. In fact, the new enclosures are a sign that the struggles that marked the birth of capitalism are still very much alive.
In many respects, the Second World War was a continuation of the First, a conflict triggered by the mismatch between industrial power and imperial reach.
The fundamental truth about globalization - that it represents freedom for capital and unfreedom for labour - is especially clear where global migrants are concerned.
When history moves - really moves - it does so in great convulsive jolts.
In short, the rules of behaviour in capitalist society systematically produce irrational consequences.
The suffering inflicted by this present order invariably produces a struggle to overcome it.
Contrary to liberal myth, Smith was not an apologist for capitalists. He argued in fact, that capitalists always seek to deceive and oppress the public by conspiring to inflate their prices and profits.
Common wealth is in the process of being transferred from the public domain to the private sector.
Under NAFTA, in other words, the right of corporations to bring thousands of tons of hazardous waste into local communities overrides the right of residents to protect their health.
The Greek philosopher Plato may have rejected the idea that might makes right some 2,500 years ago, but America and its allies today make it the cornerstone of foreign policy.
Put baldly, globalization has been nothing less than a mechanism for a massive transfer of wealth from poor to rich - in other words, exactly what it is was designed to be.
Genuine growth is always dialogical - it requires engagement in a dynamic, developing, and open-ended dialogue.