Socialist Strategy Articles


diciembre 23, 2012

Toward an Economic Justice Agenda

Thirty years ago, Douglas Fraser, then president of what was still a million-member United Auto Workers union, presciently warned that the leaders of corporate America—in combination with the American Right—were waging a “one-sided class war.” He described it as “a war against working people, the unemployed, the poor, the minorities, the very young and the very…


diciembre 23, 2012

A Social and Economic Bill of Rights

Americans are familiar with the language of political and civil rights – one person, one voice, one vote; equal treatment before the law. We are less familiar with the justification for the social rights that have been at the center of our great political and social movements over the last century. For all citizens to…


diciembre 21, 2012

Toward Freedom: Democratic Socialist Theory and Practice

The Democratic Socialist Vision by Joseph Schwartz and Jason Schulman Democratic socialists believe that the individuality of each human being can only be developed in a society embodying the values of liberty, equality, and solidarity. These beliefs do not entail a crude conception of equality that conceives of human beings as equal in all respects.…


diciembre 21, 2012

The Politics of Race

by Joseph M. Schwartz As economic growth stagnated in the 1970s, most western welfare states witnessed “populist” revolts of middle income taxpayers against public provision, with their wrath focused on increasingly marginalized poor populations, frequently composed of ethnic or racial minorities. But why did the social welfare systems of most countries weather the conservative attack…