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Conflict politics on the right and the left. EPA/PETER FOLEY

Is a capitalist democracy possible?

The world seems caught between the competing political ideologies of left and right, with capitalism is caught right in the middle.
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Capitalism with Chinese characteristics

Capitalism is, as the Marxists used to say, full of contradictions. It may well be the greatest wealth-generating machine ever invented. But it is famously volatile, unpredictable and prone to cyclical…
When our political institutions are market-driven, they risk becoming a democratic shell that no longer serves the people, as the European Union experience is showing. Theophilos Papadopoulos/flickr

Democracy that bows down to the market is a false compromise

Democracy’s problem is not the crisis but the triumph of capitalism. Democracy has become market-conforming, resulting in whole sections of society lacking meaningful representation.
Graffiti by LMNOPI (LMNOPI.com) in Brooklyn, New York. Carlo Allegri/Reuters

The artist’s dilemma: what constitutes selling out?

With more and more street artists partnering with corporations, it's important that they don't compromise their moral standing to earn a living.
There’s a reason they call them ‘impulse purchases.’ frankieleon/Flickr

The dark side of free markets

While free markets have delivered benefits, they also prey on our weaknesses, tempting us to buy things that are bad for us, be it sweet candy or sour investments.
South Africa is far from being the non-racial, classless society envisaged by 1970s activists. Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi

How the failed ideals of 1970s activists haunt post-apartheid South Africa

The egalitarian society envisioned by political activists and thinkers Rick Turner and Steve Biko has not been realised. But, they continue to inspire critiques of post-apartheid South Africa.

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