What should stand out is that Trudeau following the Oligarchy playbook pulled a similar stunt in attacking his fellow citizens who stood up to his fascist tendencies. Continue reading A Journal of the Plague Year 2022: The libidinal economy—Capitalism and schizophrenia (a scaffolding)
Far from the competition promised by capitalism, BlackRock and Vanguard own significant shares in companies that ostensibly compete directly with each other, such as Google, Apple and Microsoft, or Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Continue reading Corporate Vaccine Mandates and Vaccine Passports—Brought to You by BlackRock and Vanguard?
by Sanjay Perera
The collective aspirations of its people go beyond the Who’s Who of Singapore and their supporters. The country also includes those who have no one in particular to speak for them. Continue reading Taking notes 66: When the political is personal and the personal is political
The great exhibition: in our time (a documentary) Continue reading The great exhibition: in our time
by Jeff Noonan
Sharing is an unambiguous good only when it stems from caring, and what is shared is life-valuable, i.e., it meets a real need. Continue reading The sharing economy: an alternative to capitalist exploitation?
by Jeff Shantz
Millions have lost jobs and others the prospect of finding jobs that pay a sustainable living wage or offer some financial security. Millions have seen savings vanish or pensions, deferred wages, decline or evaporate. Continue reading Fascism today: fear and loathing in America
Michael Sandel: what money can’t buy Continue reading Michael Sandel: what money can’t buy
Is it just to tax the rich to help the poor? John Rawls says we should answer this question by asking what principles you would choose to govern the distribution of income and wealth if you did not know who you were, whether you grew up in privilege or in poverty. Continue reading Justice: what’s the right thing to do?
Debate: Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault–On human nature Continue reading The Noam Chomsky-Michel Foucault debate: On human nature
by Jeff Noonan
With new technologies, younger generations are shaped in their sense of self by the changed work and social relationships of on-line environments, so nineteenth and twentieth century forms of working class consciousness and struggle seem impossible to revive. Continue reading Capitalism, socialism, and everyday life in the twenty-first century