How Did the Pursuit of Happiness Become a Matter of Relentless Competitive Work?

by Cody Delistraty edited by O Society Nov 15, 2019 In 1920, the American psychologist John Watson published the results of one of the more ethically dubious scholarly articles of the past century. Along with Rosalie Rayner, a 21-year-old graduate student at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he taught, Watson aimed to instil a … Continue reading How Did the Pursuit of Happiness Become a Matter of Relentless Competitive Work?

The Clinton Resentment Machine

by Binoy Kampmark Nov 7, 2019 Only a sadomasochist could consider it a genuine prospect: A failed presidential candidate Don Quixote keen to make yet another vain tilt at the White House windmill. In the rogues’ gallery of the defective and disturbed, Hillary Clinton can count herself as pre-eminent, a historical creature who should be … Continue reading The Clinton Resentment Machine

Run Lolo, Run! CBD: Is It Crap or Not Crap?

Today on Dichotomy Theater Game Show, we ask the question is Cannabidiol real or fake? You decide! By voting! By likes! By popularity! Is it InstaCrap or Not InstaCrap? by Daniel Roberts edited by O Society Nov 6, 2019 Every week, another current or former pro athlete endorses a CBD brand!!! The list of CBD endorsers runs … Continue reading Run Lolo, Run! CBD: Is It Crap or Not Crap?

Neoliberalism tells us we’re selfish souls – how can we promote other identities?

https://youtu.be/z5rRZdiu1UE by Christine Berry edited by O Society Nov 5, 2019 "Economics is the method: the object is to change the soul.” Understanding why Thatcher said this is central to understanding the neoliberal project, and how we might move beyond it. Carys Hughes and Jim Cranshaw’s opening article poses a crucial challenge in this respect. It … Continue reading Neoliberalism tells us we’re selfish souls – how can we promote other identities?

The best life possible

"Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do." ~ John Wooden Living with chronic illness is difficult, and yet there are psychological techniques to make it possible to thrive even when ill by Joseph Trunzo edited by O Society November 2, 2019 Before Donna is diagnosed, she thinks of herself as a … Continue reading The best life possible

“Be Water, My Friend:” 7 Tactics to Win Our Democracy Revolution

78 Nothing in the world is soft and weak as water. But when attacking the hard and strong Nothing can conquer so easily.  Weak overcomes strong, soft overcomes hard. Everyone knows this, no one attains it. Therefore the Sage says: Accept a country's filth And become master of its sacred soil. Accepts country's ill fortune … Continue reading “Be Water, My Friend:” 7 Tactics to Win Our Democracy Revolution