WSG2: STRAIGHT LEFTS ON INFLATION
In his column for Unity Magazine, Stewart McGill revives the hard-hitting Straight Left column from the 1920s Communist Party’s paper, the Workers Weekly, the forerunner of the Daily Worker. This book is a compilation of McGill’s various writings on political economy since the start of 2022, with a focus on those dealing with inflation, the most far-reaching crisis of this period. His writing focuses on solutions that would limit the impact of inflation on the poorest, and forestall the damage inflicted by the inflationary cycle, particularly through limiting the profiteering ability of energy companies and others. This is an important compilation that exposes the myths about inflation perpetuated by a compliant and unthinking media.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stewart McGill used to work in the financial sector. He now teaches martial arts for a living and writes on political economy and football. He is a contributing editor with
Manifesto Press. Three of his works are being published in Manifesto’s Workers’ and Students’ Guide; The Top Ten Economic Myths, Socialism or Extinction, and Straight Lefts on Inflation.
WORKERS’ AND STUDENTS’ GUIDES
Manifesto Press’ Workers’ and Student’s Guides aim to provide a solid foundation for informed discussion that challenges the facile prejudices and myths imposed by bourgeois hegemony. Where ideological discussions that spring from daily life, the mass media and the world of work our Guides aim to arm working people with the arsenal of ideas that serve the aim of winning working class political and state power.
This series will provide that arsenal by bridging the divide between the zeitgeist discussion and the political and cultural reality. The information provided will be applicable and relevant to the readers everyday life as a worker, influencer, negotiator, and a participant in the cultural conversation. They will also provide a means of questioning the dominant narratives fed us by the media, a tool that can undermine the bourgeois hegemony at source.