Marx On Alienation

In Circulation the capitalist and the worker confront each other only as the vendors of commodities, but owing to the specific, opposed nature of the commodities they sell to each other, the worker necessarily enters the process of production as a component of the use-value, the real existence, of capital, its existence as value. And […]

Thesis Against Western Christianity

To many the good news of salvation is a warm fuzzy feeling or a vague promise that one day–after you die– you’ll float off to the sterile vacuum of heaven…far, far away. While this is nice in theory, it is, by implication, delusional. Yet this is the party line of the Western Church, its central […]

Capital Circulation

The capitalist mode of production and the social relations necessary for its existence is a terrifying dynamic process. Capital, by its very essence, is value in perpetual search of additional value, produce by the workers in the process of production. The unquenchable thirst for additional surplus-value (unpaid labor) is the fundamental motor of economic growth, […]

Business Ethics Shaped by the Bible pt. 2

In part 1 of this series, I laid out the idea of the church being taught to be entrepreneurial and business- collective minded. Now for many in and outside the church, the entrepreneurial part is always inviting. The idea of being a “self-made” person in business is the American dream but that is not the […]

Business Ethics Shaped by the Bible pt. 1

 I have some knowledge on how certain business ethics work in this western society, but as a Christian, all of those ethics do not always comply with the spiritual mandate of righteousness from God to His servants. So while I study to understand how to move as smoothly as possible in my entrepreneurial or employee […]

The Oppressed & The Rise of Populism

Synchronized by the swing of the capitalist pendulum, economic isolationism has been closing inward but accelerating out on a course of equalizing. Now displaced, now restored. Taking shape is what looks like the nation state. It’s back. And one by one, the liberal and global ‘democracies’ of capitalism–their free market and open trade boarders– are […]

Marx on Modern Industry

With penetrating insight Marx sums up the devastating effects capital has on society–when its will is imposed on man, alienating him from himself, ”We have seen how this absolute contradiction between the technical necessities of Modern Industry, and the social character inherent in its capitalistic form, dispels all fixity and security in the situation of […]

The Concealed War

Mr. Trump is the president elect and the best that can be said about his victory over Hillary Clinton is that his candidacy is the symptom of the popular desire for change. Across the board, the Republican campaign tapped into the growing apathy and lack of trust most Americans have in their government. Riding these […]

The Capitalist State

A capitalist society is biased upon the exploitation of labor. A small minority owns everything; the working masses own nothing. The capitalists command. The workers obey. The capitalist exploit. The workers are exploited. The very essence of capitalist society is found in this merciless and ever-increasing exploitation. Capitalist production is a practical instrument for the […]

God’s Social Genius Baffles Capitalists

Under capitalism, everything is game. Whether human life, labor power, earth, knowledge, ideas, thought or other abstract concepts: if it can be bought, sold, traded, invested in or speculated on it becomes commodified. Once absorbed by capital circulation all things are disciplined to the rigors of value creation. Profit for the sake of profit then […]