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USSR’s capitalist experiment, effect

USSR Capitalism Cartoon

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

February 1, 2019

Marxist economic theory historical materialism rests on the premise that capitalism is an exploitative, even morally evil process which leads to inequality, social depravity, and the degradation of freedom. The Marxist objection to capitalism can be understood with the theory of surplus labor. In order...

Dodge Ram commercial sanitizes MLK’s legacy

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Lana Heltzel, Senior Writer

February 16, 2018

In 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a sermon preaching the importance of serving one’s community while eschewing the material possessions and advertisements that encourage envy. Entitled, “The Drum Major Instinct,” King was specifically critical of the automobile industry for propagating...

Super Bowl commercials need improvement

Super Bowl commercials need improvement

Patrick Cassidy, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

While the Philadelphia Eagles brought in their first Super Bowl win, the commercials were not as victorious. When people watch the big game, they like to be entertained. The commercials are supposed to be funny and take your mind off daily stresses. They didn’t do that this time, with a few exceptions....

Ads fortify toxic patriarchal norms

Mae Wood, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

In the world of corporate, capitalistic greed, it’s a given that sex sells to the masses of individuals when they are aiming to appeal to the public through calculated advertising. This is an apt generalization for the majority of massive companies because any advertisement that convincingly implies...

Capitalism destroys indigenous lands

Capitalism destroys indigenous lands

Rebecca Dou, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

Although many people consider Western development integral to the world’s progression, many tribal groups argue that some attempts at development result in driving society backwards. Members of the Dongria Kondh tribe in India have been forced to change their way of life after the mining company,...

BB&T grant brings Ayn Rand scholar to speak on capitalism

Victor Lopez, staff writer

February 23, 2012

“Ayn Rand, capitalism, and Guilford College — it may seem strange to have those words in the same sentence,” said President and Professor of Political Science Kent Chabotar. “Guilford College supports the diversity of speech and of ideas and of business, not being an echo chamber of ideas solely...