Getting Rid of Reagan’s Ghost

The question for the 2020 US election season seems straightforward: Should Americans continue with some version of the Reagan regime, which is likely to deliver consistently mediocre growth and extreme income inequality? But the real question is how to enact policies resisted by the oligarchy that the Reagan Revolution created. by Simon Johnson edited by O … Continue reading Getting Rid of Reagan’s Ghost

White Supremacy and Capitalism: Separated at Birth?

by Cheikh Diop edited by O Society Jan 3, 2019 Introduction The term ‘white supremacy’ (WS) is being used a lot these days, finding a home in many discussions on social media and in activist circles. Definitions of WS largely fall into two categories, that it is a belief system or that it is an elitist, … Continue reading White Supremacy and Capitalism: Separated at Birth?

How the rich plan to rule a burning planet

https://youtu.be/fS1bRgzTajI by James Plested edited by O Society Dec 26, 2019 The climate crisis isn’t a future we must fight to avoid. It’s an already unfolding reality. It’s the intensification of extreme weather – cyclones, storms and floods, droughts and deadly heat waves. It’s burning forests in Australia, the Amazon, Indonesia, Siberia, Canada and California. … Continue reading How the rich plan to rule a burning planet

The Impending Ruling Class Mental Breakdown and Riot

“Politics is that dimension of social life in which things on true if enough people believe them.” ~ David Graeber   by Glen Ford edited by O Society Dec 23, 2019   The outcome of the early primaries may erase Joe Biden’s “electability” luster and plunge the Lords of Capital into a panic in which … Continue reading The Impending Ruling Class Mental Breakdown and Riot

How Mindfulness Morphed from Ancient Religious Practice into Corporate Tool

https://youtu.be/R49d4f5sEs4 "Breathe!” The contemporary white-collar worker is constantly exhorted. Capitalism drives us crazy and makes us sick. But whatever the malady — anxiety, hypertension, or trouble focusing at work — “mindfulness” is touted as the cure. interview with Ron Purser edited by O Society Dec 10, 2019 The roots of mindfulness as a spiritual practice go back … Continue reading How Mindfulness Morphed from Ancient Religious Practice into Corporate Tool

Capitalism’s Suicidal Trajectory Cannot Be Ignored

by Jonathan Cook edited by O Society Dec 7, 2019 If we make it out of the climate emergency, we may come to view the few decades usually described simply as the Cold War that followed the Second World War as halcyon days – at least relative to what we are facing now. The Cold … Continue reading Capitalism’s Suicidal Trajectory Cannot Be Ignored

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