ETOL Writers: Fred Goldstein

Fred Goldstein

Fred Goldstein
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(1938 – 2023)

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Fred Goldstein was an internationally recognized revolutionary activist and Marxist thinker living and working in the United States. He was the author of Low-Wage Capitalism: Colossus with Feet of Clay, published in 2008. The book describes in sweeping detail the devastating effect of new technology on the multinational working class, leading to the fundamental and irreversible restructuring of global capitalism in the post-Soviet era. The result, Fred argued, was a "race to the bottom" for workers in all the capitalist countries, creating the material basis for future social upheaval. His second book, Capitalism at a Dead End: Job destruction, overproduction, and crisis in the high-tech era was published in 2012. The latter work was translated and published in Spanish and Korean.. ... [read more]


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20 January 2005: A testament to socialist planning: Cuba leads world in managing disasters

17 April 2014: Capitalist electoral politics and class struggle

17 April 2014: Automation threatens 47 percent of U.S. jobs

30 March 2015: Bosses get $243 billion subsidy for paying low wages

16 April 2017: Behind the attack on Syria; Trump and the generals

16 May 2017: Behind the firing of Comey: A struggle within the U.S. ruling class

4 December 2018: Exchange of views on: 'Is Trumpism a Temporary Phenomenon?'

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Last updated: 23 May 2023