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Paul Mason
Journalist, film-maker & author. Clear Bright Future: A radical defence of the human being. Out now! Likes = bookmarks.
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Paul Mason 12h
Replying to @piercepenniless
I've filmed in that jail. Worse than everything was the banality and casualness of the cruelty: "we charge 'em above market rates to phone their relatives" Joe proudly told me...
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Paul Mason 21h
Labour's new urgency on climate change is thrilling - but we need to be honest: the outcome won't look much like the capitalism of the past 200 years.
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New Statesman 22h
Tackling the climate crisis means the end of capitalism as we know it, writes .
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IPPR Jun 25
Wealth is twice as unequally distributed as income, so why are we taxing income so much more than wealth? explains why we need a complete overhaul of the wealth tax system
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Paul Mason 23h
Replying to @JonCruddas_1
... b) the progressive people exploited in the entire social factory - work, rents, consumption, sexuality, finance - who want to change things. That includes millions who live in small towns who can't stand the racist bullshit being spread by Farage etc...
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Paul Mason 23h
Replying to @JonCruddas_1
6/ I don't recognise the concept of the "traditional working class" - unless it's code for "white". As EP Thomspon wrote: classes form around a project. I want Labour to represent a) the actual working-class of Britain, inc 2.7m EU citizens... and ...
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Paul Mason 23h
Replying to @JonCruddas_1
5/ ... for me "postcapitalism" is not vaguely defined: it is a low work, high abundance society based on socialised knowledge and a large non-market sector...
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Paul Mason 23h
Replying to @JonCruddas_1
4/ Next there's this confused attack on post-operaism... I've never said "prosperity will be driven by intangible assets" - in Postcaptialism I said these don't exist. Beyond that it's not clear what Cruddas thinks is the evidence that proves us wrong... plus...
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Paul Mason 23h
Replying to @JonCruddas_1
3/ As a result, Labour's offer has to be - to a declining, ageing culturally skeptical "traditional" working class of the small towns: massive economic investment and local control.
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Paul Mason 24h
Replying to @JonCruddas_1
2/ In I said the new subject of history is the networked educated person, which is the proletariat sublated - i.e. destroyed and reborn at a higher level... for me this is akin to the difference between the skilled weavers of the18C and factory workers of the 19C
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Paul Mason 24h
Replying to @JonCruddas_1
1/ Here's what writes about my position. It is unarguable that the educated/skilled working class of the big cities are the "new core" of the Labour project: they're 2/3 of the 500k membership and they are culturally relatively immune to the neo-right...
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Paul Mason 24h
This latest attack on the left Remain/Transform position by mischaracterises years of work by me and others, on networked individualism and post capitalism. Switch off if you find social theory too hard to do on Twitter...
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Paul Mason Jun 25
By a long chalk this is the worst PR email of the year and yet simultaneously the most likely to be made into a film ...
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Richard Burgon MP Jun 25
'No Deal' Brexit would unleash a free-market fanaticism that Thatcher only dreamt of, with even the NHS up for grabs. Labour backs a Public Vote as we have to do all we can to stop this threat But that’s not enough. We also need a General Election so we can kick out the Tories!
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Paul Mason Jun 25
An interview about in Turkish....
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Paul Mason Jun 25
The penny is finally dropping in the City... a transition beyond carbon demands a transition beyond financialised capitalism: there are no market solutions and the tech solutions require a radical restructure of the economy...
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Toby Nangle Jun 24
Listen to @ chat with about politics, agency & fatalism.
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Paul Mason Jun 24
Tomorrow night (Tuesday) I'll be in Shoreham-by-Sea talking about - starts 19:00 - details here...
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The Great Regression Jun 24
"Kaum je gab es eine eingängigere Erklärung des Zusammenhangs zwischen den ökonomischen und politischen Regressionen, die seit 2008 zu beobachten sind." Florian Baranyi im über "Klare, lichte Zukunft" von
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Triodos Bank UK Jun 24
"Since 2007, I’ve been saying that there is something structurally wrong with the economic model," says author and journalist . Find out what else he has in our interview.
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