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Mortality and covid-19 in Mexico and the USA

Alejandro Valle Baeza

The Mexican right wing has publicized that Mexico is one of the countries most affected by the covid-19 pandemic. The Reforma1 newspaper, for example, highlighted that Mexico ranked third in the case fatality rate (percentage of deaths among total patients), since nearly 12.4 percent of the patients had died as of the date of the report. Reforma has been distinguished by its conservatism and is one of the means that lead the attacks on the current Mexican government. The newspaper’s bias is obvious because, even today, that fact is not true. Today Mexico occupies the second place in a graph of a partial list of countries of the Johns Hopinks Uinversity, but according to the total data from the same source, Mexico actually occupies the fifth place of the 160 countries listed. The newspaper also did not mention that Mexico had until yesterday the 20th place in deaths from covid for every 100,000 inhabitants (covid mortality rate), since it has a lower rate than wealthy countries such as the United Kingdom, Belgium or the United States of America (USA).

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La historia de un niño asesino mexicano que imitó a EUA

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Funeral de la maestra asesinada en Torreón, México. Foto de El Sol de México (Torreón).

La tragedia de Torreón

Luis Hernández Navarro
La saga de Eric Harris apareció en el colegio Cervantes de To­rreón. El pasado 10 de enero, el estudiante José Ángel, de 11 años, disparó dentro de la escuela dos pistolas Glock. El saldo, trágico: asesinó a una maestra, hirió a cinco alumnos y a un profesor, y se quitó la vida.

Hoy es el día, dijo José Ángel a sus compañeros poco antes de comenzar clases. Luego, salió del aula al baño con su mochila. Quince minutos después, la maestra fue a buscarlo. Él comenzó entonces el tiroteo. Ella fue la primera víctima.

El tirador escolar vestía camiseta con la leyenda Natural Selection, tirantes y pantalones negros, similar al atuendo que Eric Harris llevaba el 20 de abril de 1999, cuando perpetró, junto a Bennet Klebold, la masacre de la preparatoria de Columbine, en Estados Unidos. Natural Selection es también nombre de un videojuego que el niño jugaba.

José Ángel vivía con sus abuelos paternos. La familia aparecía frecuentemente en la sección de sociales de la prensa lagunera. Su padre estuvo preso en Estados Unidos durante 46 meses, acusado de delitos contra la salud. Su madre murió en una operación, pero el secretario de Gobierno de Durango difundió falsamente que había sido degollada. La Unidad de Inteligencia Financiera halló en las cuentas del abuelo irregularidades respecto a los ingresos por presunto lavado de dinero y defraudación fiscal.

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Did Marx have a labour theory of value?

Paul Cockshott's Blog

It seems absurd that one has to answer this question.

It was so thoroughly answered by previous generations of economists in the affirmative[12], that it would seem unnecessary even to examine the issue. But David Harvey has recently posted a short article[6] claiming that Marx was an opponent of the labour theory

It is widely believed that Marx adapted the labour theory of value from Ricardo as a founding concept for his studies of capital accumulation.  Since the labour theory of value has been generally discredited, it is then often authoritatively stated that Marx s theories are worthless. But nowhere, in fact, did Marx declare his allegiance to the labour theory of value.  That theory belonged to Ricardo, who recognized that it was deeply problematic even as he insisted that the question of value was critical to the study of political economy.  On the few…

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An interview on Italy, Greece, the Left and Marxism – VOX POPULI

Stavros Mavroudeas Blog

This is the English transcript of an interview that will appear in VOX POPULI ( translated in Italian

VOX POPULI interview

December 2019

  1. You stood out in 2016 with the famous letter against SYRIZA, indicated as a subject falsely aimed at change. In particular, you accused SYRIZA of having negotiated with the EU, thus accepting the logic and structure of the Troika program. The conditions that were then emerging and which you lucidly predicted consisted in the analysis of the Rescue Plan for Greece, where the interests of two large economic blocks, the European and the American, were played out. In particular, if the first feared for a debt cut, being in favor of a renegotiation on the terms of expiry and on the interests, the second favored the net cut of the debt in order to guarantee itself a hegemonic economic and political block (exploiting the influence of global…

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Get Brexit done!

Michael Roberts Blog

That was the campaign slogan of the incumbent Conservative government under PM Boris Johnson.  And it was the message that won over a sufficient number of those Labour voters who had voted to leave the EU in 2016 to back the Conservatives.  One-third of Labour voters in the 2017 election wanted to leave the EU, mainly in the midlands and north of England, and in the small towns and communities that have few immigrants.  They have accepted the claim that their poorer living conditions and public services were due to the EU, immigration and the ‘elite’ of the London and the south.

Britain is the most divided in Europe geographically.  The election confirmed this ‘geography of discontent’, where rates of mortality vary more within Britain than in the majority of developed nations. The disposable income divide is larger than any comparable country and has increased over the past 10…

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The debt delusion

Michael Roberts Blog

John Weeks is Professor Emeritus at the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London.  He is also a coordinator of of the UK’s Progressive Economic Forum (“founded in May 2018 and brings together a Council of eminent economists and academics to develop a new macroeconomic programme for the UK.”).

John Weeks’ new book is The Debt Delusion: Living Within Our Means and Other Fallacies. It aims at demolishing economic arguments for the necessity of austerity.  ‘Austerity’ is the catch word for the policy of reducing government spending and budget deficits and public sector debt.  This has been considered as necessary to achieve sustained economic growth in capitalist economies after the Great Recession of 2008-9.  The argument of governments and their mainstream advisors was that public sector debt had mushroomed out of control. The size of the debt compared to GDP in most countries had got so high that…

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Theft or exploitation?- a review of Stolen by Grace Blakeley — Michael Roberts Blog

All our wealth has been stolen by big finance and in doing so big finance has brought our economy to its knees. So we must save ourselves from big finance. That is the shorthand message of a new book, Stolen – how to save the world from financialisation, by Grace Blakeley. Grace Blakeley is a […]

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Global slump: the trade and technology trigger — Michael Roberts Blog

Despite all the optimistic talk by President Trump about the state of the US economy, the latest data on economic activity and industrial production suggest that America is joining Europe and Japan in a sharp slowdown as we enter the second half of 2019. And this is at a time when the trade and technology […]

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How the World Works: The Story of Human Labor from Prehistory to the Modern Day


Forthcoming in October 2019

Few authors are able to write cogently in both the scientific and the economic spheres. Even fewer possess the intellectual scope needed to address science and economics at a macro as well as a micro level. But Paul Cockshott, using the dual lenses of Marxist economics and technological advance, has managed to pull off a stunningly acute critical perspective of human history, from pre-agricultural societies to the present. In How the World Works, Cockshott connects scientific, economic, and societal strands to produce a sweeping and detailed work of historical analysis. This book will astound readers of all backgrounds and ages; it will also will engage scholars of history, science, and economics for years to come.

Paul Cockshott, one of the most distinguished contemporary Marxist scientists, advances towards the construction of a new paradigm of 21st Century Socialism, which he calls ‘21st Century Digital Communism.’ His outstanding contributions to the renovation and evolution of Marx and Engel’s scientific paradigm of post-capitalist society give him a special place in the hagiography of contemporary revolutionary intellectuals.

—Heinz Dieterich, Center for Transition Sciences, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City-Berlin-Beijing

Paul Cockshott is a computer engineer, working on computer design and teaching computer science at universities in Scotland. Named on fifty-two patents, his research covers robotics, computer parallelism, 3D TV, foundations of computability, and data compression. His books include Towards A New Socialism, Classical Econophysics, and Computation and Its Limits.