Beyond jargon

written by: Mark Swilling on Wednesday, 21 April 2010. Posted in Footprints Blog

My colleague, Mazibuko Jara, sent me an article by well known Marxist John Hoffman which was arguing for the continued relevance of classical Marxism for understanding the global economic crisis - this was my response...

Hi, I must say that I find these kinds of discussions frustrating: if I wanted to secure a long-term future for capitalism, I would pay socialists to use up their energies having religious discussions like these in a language that no-one below the age of 30 can ever relate to - so what is the use? Why not talk in plain language about what is really going on, rather than through layers and layers of dead jargon that obfuscates more than it illuminates - even if you are over 30. Mark