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About Paul Mason

Paul Mason is an English journalist and broadcaster, who became Economics Editor for BBC2's Newsnight, and then on Channel 4 News. His most recent book is PostCapitalism: A Guide to our Future (Allen Lane, 2015).

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¿Qué clase de capitalismo se puede construir desde la izquierda?

Para llegar al poder, hay que acabar con las privatizaciones, empoderar a la fuerza de trabajo y endeudarse para invertir. Para mantenerlo, hay que automatizar la economía y ofrecer servicios gratuitos. English

What kind of capitalism is it possible for the left to build?

To win power, the left must build a narrative around ending privatisation, empowering the workforce and borrowing to invest. To stay in power, left governments must transition towards an economy ...

Labour must become the party of people who want to change the world, not just Britain

'Networked individuals' have replaced the industrial working class as the key agent for overhauling capitalism in the digital age. To win power, Labour must represent their values, culture, aspir...

Una nueva trinchera en la batalla contra el neoliberalismo

Solo un nuevo internacionalismo de izquierdas, que acepte una reafirmación limitada de la soberanía económica nacional, puede aspirar a vencer la ola creciente de populismo autoritario. English

The second trench: forging a new frontline in the war against neoliberalism

In his second essay in a new series for openDemocracy, Paul Mason argues that only a new left internationalism that accepts a limited reassertion of national economic sovereignty can defeat the rising...

Neoliberalism has destroyed social mobility. Together we must rebuild it

In his first monthly column for openDemocracy, Paul Mason argues that the mission of radical social democracy must be to rekindle hope in a simple idea: that life in your community will get better. Ne...

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"A Gramscian party in a non-Gramscian world." An interview with Paul Mason

#ThisIsACoup, a four-part documentary series that sets out to ‘tell the story of how the European Union destroyed the first radical left government in modern history’, premiered on Tuesday. An interview.

Being in the same room with Mike Marqusee

A journalist's salute to a man who was more than a writer. In memoriam.

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