Date: May 6, 2019Author: Paul Cockshott I have produced a couple of videos recently on the danger posed by global warming. This is something that I have been concerned with since about 1977 when I wrote a report for the shop stewards committee at GEC Trafford Park, called Workers’ Power. It was for the shop
Date: July 25, 2018Author: Paul Cockshott I have been producing a series of videos explaining materialism. Most of these have been accepted without controversy, but predictably enough, the last one, which was on quantum phenomena and materialism raised a number of critical comments. Read moreThe role of computerisation in planned economiesThe gist of my argument
Date: April 18, 2017Author: Paul Cockshott n the social production of their existence, men inevitably enter into definite relations, which are independent of their will, namely relations of production appropriate to a given stage in the development of their material forces of production. The totality of these relations of production constitutes the economic structure of
Date: September 1, 2016Author: Paul Cockshott Were fossil fuels necessary? Read moreFirst MTT PodcastDid capitalism itself generate its own technical advances? Why was energy so vital to the development of capitalism? Read moreThe role of computerisation in planned economiesFundamentally it is because by substituting inanimate energy for human muscle, the amount of human time and
Date: July 28, 2017Author: Paul Cockshott In my last post I repeated Marx’s phrase the the hand mill gave you the feudal lord the steam mill the industrial capitalist. One reader objected that this overstated the role of technology and that steam power was already known to the Romans. I concede that Marx over simplified.