Noam Chomsky (1): On the Global Dystopia of America

Robert Scheer interviews Noam Chomsky edited by O Society Jan 11, 2019 Robert Scheer: I always say the intelligence comes from my guests; in this case, I’m saying it with great respect and awe. My guest is Noam Chomsky. And actually, this is my first real encounter with this man. But I obviously, as many … Continue reading Noam Chomsky (1): On the Global Dystopia of America

How Economics Became a Religion

Introduction by O Society Dec 3, 2019  Economics people (my brother in-law is one) tend to think of what they do as some sort of science because they have all these formulae and so on. When you ask my b-i-l what he learned in school, his reply is, “We learned lots of math. I’m real … Continue reading How Economics Became a Religion

Susanne Langer on Creative Philosophy in a New Key

by Jessica Manuel edited by O Society October 14, 2019 “The secret of fusion is the fact that the artist's eye sees in nature... an inexhaustible wealth of tension, rhythms, continuities, and contrasts which can be rendered in line and color." ~ Susanne Langer Susanne Langer (1895-1985) in her 1942 book, Philosophy In a New … Continue reading Susanne Langer on Creative Philosophy in a New Key

Why Trump Can’t Learn: An Educated Guess by a Veteran Teacher

https://youtu.be/rFGE3X6Yhj0 Dyslexia may explain a lot about the twisted behavior of the president. by Harriet Feinberg edited by O Society October 6, 2019 While dyslexia is mentioned now and then as one of the reasons Donald Trump is so ignorant of what it takes to govern in a free society, I want to explore it as foundational … Continue reading Why Trump Can’t Learn: An Educated Guess by a Veteran Teacher

What’s In It For Me? Turning Citizens Into Customers

How Will Capitalism End? (excerpt) by Michael Welton edited by O Society October 4, 2019 Sociation by consumption Wolfgang Streeck, author of How will capitalism end? [2016], provides us with a compelling and provocative analysis of how capitalism, slammed against the ropes and almost down for the count of ten, found a way out of its … Continue reading What’s In It For Me? Turning Citizens Into Customers

The False Dichotomy of Climate Change Narratives: Green Abundance or Righteous Austerity

Yves Smith edited by O Society September 24, 2019 Since we don’t consider this site to be left wing (we regularly get in arguments with the orthodox types), it shouldn’t be surprising we aren’t comfortable with what Dorman (below) depicts as "the two acceptable views" of "goodthinking lefties" on climate change. My position is probably more … Continue reading The False Dichotomy of Climate Change Narratives: Green Abundance or Righteous Austerity

On Fire: The Right to a Future

The Right to a Future, with Naomi Klein and Greta Thunberg Sep 9, 2019 https://youtu.be/Vw58ckJdDmI On Fire by Naomi Klein edited by O Society September 15, 2019 On a Friday in mid-March, they streamed out of schools in little rivulets, burbling with excitement and defiance at an act of truancy. The little streams emptied on to … Continue reading On Fire: The Right to a Future