Singapore, democracy and power play

by Sanjay Perera
It would be difficult to deny that Singapore’s attempt to return to its political roots with its shift to left of centre has helped the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) gain a landslide victory in recent general elections. Continue reading Singapore, democracy and power play

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Takeover

by Steven Miller Capitalism in the 21st Century is no longer based largely on profits resulting from a real economy productive process, windfall financial gains are acquired through large scale speculative operations, without the occurrence of real economy activity, at the touch of a mouse button. — Michel Chussodovsky There are decisive moments in the history of capitalism when one form of wealth, one kind of property, becomes the most lucrative. The capitalists that control this property often become the dominant sector of the capitalist class and take control of the state, dictating policy to society. Marx writes, “The executive … Continue reading Takeover