Section D - How does statism and capitalism affect society?


D.1 Why does state intervention occur?

    D.1.1 Does state intervention cause the problems to begin with?
    D.1.2 Is state intervention the result of democracy?
    D.1.3 Is state intervention socialistic?

D.2 What influence does wealth have over politics?

    D.2.1 Is capital flight that powerful?
    D.2.2 How extensive is business propaganda?

D.3 How does wealth influence the mass media?

    D.3.1 How does the size, concentrated ownership, owner wealth, and profit orientation of the dominant mass-media firms affect media content?
    D.3.2 What is the effect of advertising as the primary income source of the mass media?
    D.3.3 Why do the media rely on information provided by government, business, and "experts" funded and approved by these primary sources and agents of power?
    D.3.4 How is "flak" used by the wealthy and powerful as a means of disciplining the media?
    D.3.5 Why do the wealthy and powerful use "anticommunism" as a national religion and control mechanism?
    D.3.6 Isn't it a "conspiracy theory" to suggest that the media are used as propaganda instruments by the elite?
    D.3.7 Isn't the "propaganda thesis" about the media contradicted by the "adversarial" nature of much media reporting, e.g. its exposes of government and business corruption?

D.4 What is the relationship between capitalism and the ecological crisis?

    D.4.1 Why must capitalist firms "grow or die?"

D.5 What causes imperialism?

    D.5.1 Has imperialism changed over time?
    D.5.2 Is imperialism just a product of private capitalism?
    D.5.3 Does globalisation mean the end of imperialism?
    D.5.4 What is the relationship between imperialism and the social classes within capitalism?

D.6 Are anarchists against Nationalism?

D.7 Are anarchists opposed to National Liberation struggles?

D.8 What causes militarism and what are its effects?

    D.8.1 Will militarism change with the apparent end of the Cold War?

D.9 What is the relationship between wealth polarisation and authoritarian government?

    D.9.1 Why does political power become concentrated under capitalism?
    D.9.2 What is "invisible government"?
    D.9.3 Why are incarceration rates rising?
    D.9.4 Why is government"secrecy and surveillance of citizens on the increase?
    D.9.5 But doesn't authoritarian government always involve censorship?
    D.9.6 What does the Right want?

D.10 How does capitalism affect technology?

D.11 What causes justifications for racism to appear?

    D.11.1 Does free market ideology play a part in racist tendencies to increase?