by Lars Syll edited by O Society October 26, 2019 Paul Krugman never suffered fools gladly. The Nobel Prize-winning economist rose to international fame—and a coveted space on the New York Times op-ed page—by lacerating his intellectual opponents in the most withering way. In a series of books and articles beginning in the 1990s, Krugman … Continue reading Paul Krugman — finally — admits he is wrong!
"No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and Mammon." ~ Luke 16:13 KJV We talk with historian Eugene McCarraher about the myths and rituals of the market, the lost … Continue reading When Did Capitalism Become Our Religion?
If news articles reflected the truth instead of being native advertising for paid "influencers" peddling their social status symbols and boobs in hazmat DOC orange edited by O Society October 7, 2019 Kylie Jenner is showing off the new sick ride in her driveway, but the new whip is so expensive it has some fans … Continue reading Entitled Douchebag Shows Off Car She Just Wasted $3 Million on to Adoring Bootlicker Fans Who Can’t Afford Gas
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? , 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
Voluntary pledges might make CEOs feel good about themselves, but they will not get us out of the mess we are in. by Michelle Meagher edited by O Society October 2, 2019 It is almost as if we were not meant to notice. Last month the influential Business Roundtable released a letter, signed by 183 Chief … Continue reading We Cannot Rely on Corporations to Reform Themselves; We Must Challenge Their Power
by Martin Wolf edited by O Society September 18, 2019 “While each of our individual companies serves its own corporate purpose, we share a fundamental commitment to all of our stakeholders.” With this sentence, the US Business Roundtable, which represents the chief executives of 181 of the world’s largest companies, abandoned their longstanding view “corporations exist … Continue reading Why Rigged Capitalism Damages Liberal Democracy
by Alison Levy edited by O Society September 18, 2019 Corporate ownership of media interferes with the core societal function of the press: reporting and investigating key issues at the intersection of public need and governance. And nowhere is that more critical than when it comes to climate. Due to their corporate conflicts of interest, trusted … Continue reading The Belief Corporate Ownership Does Not Influence Media Content Strains Crediblity