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How do collector's items make sense with LTV?

I like to play MtG, and some of those cards are expensive as fuck, while others cost pennies, but they literally are all require equivalent amounts of labor. I also saw a Louis Vuitton dice case that costs $720. I’m no expert on dice cases, but I highly doubt it took significantly more labor than an…


This professor’s accent sounds a bit like Bernie Sander’s. If only Bernie was this based. I have downloaded the whole playlist onto my computer (~8.7GB) and plan on finishing this series if it’s good. …


How can I find revolutionary groups in my area?

I’m not new to communism, but I figured this is the right community to ask. I’ve met some fellow MLs at protests, but I don’t know if there are any communist/revolutionary groups in my city. (Richmond) How might I find out? …


The screenshot explains what happened. How is explaining the political compass reactionary? I get that it’s a terrible way to represent politics but how tf is it reactionary? There’s been no response after that messages so I suppose that’s it, I’m permabanned. What is wrong with the mods, holy shit…


Looking for sources about bad medical system and environmental destruction in the USA

I’m arguing about this with a liberal who states that it both is Trump’s/the “Republicans’” fault. Could someone find me sources about that it was bad before Trump got elected already? Also, about how Biden isn’t going to change anything about that? …


Free speech in China?

What’s the history and current situation there?..



Sources and Information on the Great Purges?

I know a decent amount about it, but I realized I don’t have sources for it and I want to convince a Castroist comrade that they’re not as bad as liberal propaganda says. …


This channel seems cool, and the video was informative and hilarious. At the end of the video, 36 minutes in, he also recommends other channels and also he created a Parenti lecture playlist too, which is just what I was asking for in my earlier post LOL…


Michael Parenti Lectures

Comrades, I have been listening to Parenti lectures on YouTube. He is informative with a great sense of humor. Most YouTube lectures however are low quality and somehow every time his mic is busted. Anybody know where I can find high quality lecture recordings?..


Is slavery capitalist?

I thought it was a separate thing that capitalists could use, but not necessarily capitalist production…


An international web McCarthyism is launched today. What are our chances?

Maybe my knowledge on how intelligence services work is too little, but anyway: wouldn’t it be extremely easy for NSA, CIA etc to track people (even us publishing under pseudonyms), if they connected IPs addresses, browser fingerprints, data requested from web hosting providers, backdoors etc? What …


Commodity production in socialism

How do you interpret this passage of Critique of the Gotha programm ?

Within the co-operative society based on common ownership of the means of production, the producers do not exchange their products […]…


Why does Marx change how he views labour, and how should we interpret it?

In Capital Vol1, Marx says “Labour, then, as the creator of use-values, as useful labour, is a condition of human existence which is independent of all forms of society; it is an eternal natural necessity which mediates the metabolism between man and nature, and therefore human life itself.” …



Human labour in the abstract

Regarding the following paragraph in Capital Vol 1 (chap 1 section 1)… "If then we disregard the use-value of commodities, only one…


The merging of bank capital with industrial capital

In Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, what exactly does Lenin mean by “the merging of bank capital with industrial capital”? Does it simply just mean banks and things like factories, etc merge together? What is an example of bank capital merging with industrial capital? …


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