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Posts published by “Stan Goff”

Stan Goff is a writer and activist whose first career was in Army Special Operations. He lives in rural Southeast Michigan with his partner Sherry and writes what he calls "gonzo social criticism," which includes books like Hideous Dream, Full Spectrum Disorder, Borderline, Mammon's Ecology, Smitten Gate, and Tough Gynes. A practicing, if heterodox, Catholic, he draws on that tradition as well as feminism, Marxism, Black nationalism, and deep ecology as interpretive frameworks. He is committed to nonviolence.

Squeeze: Why Medicare for All Disrupts the Precarious Power of Capital

The first votes for the 2020 election follies have yet to be cast, and Capital is already spending vast sums of money to halt the one program they most fear right now — Medicare For All. There’s a simple reason for this, and that reason has two aspects. The reason is that Capital (writ large) has been in a profitability crisis for decades, which is what neoliberalism was developed to “correct.” Of the total social…

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