Control the Message: Haters Gonna Hate, Consumers Gonna Consume

To get everyone up to speed on how we got here, the first four boxcars on this train of thought (or non-thought, as the case may be): Trump Controls the Message Because We Enable Him Who Really Controls the Message? Who Really Controls the Message: Bottlenecks & Amplifiers Who Really Controls the Message: Trumpets, Emotions, … Continue reading Control the Message: Haters Gonna Hate, Consumers Gonna Consume

Shareholders Sue Exxon for Misrepresenting Climate Risks

by Karen Savage edited by O Society August 12, 2019 A group of Exxon investors filed suit in federal court against several of the company’s officials, directors, and board members for failing to protect their investments as well as the company from the risks of climate change. Saratoga Advantage Trust Energy and Basic Materials Portfolio, … Continue reading Shareholders Sue Exxon for Misrepresenting Climate Risks

Who Really Controls the Message: Bottlenecks & Amplifiers

To get everyone up to speed on how we got here, the first two boxcars on this train of thought (or non-thought, as the case may be): Trump Controls the Message Because We Enable Him Who Really Controls the Message? by O Society August 5, 2019 In our last discourse, we discovered Trump generates messages … Continue reading Who Really Controls the Message: Bottlenecks & Amplifiers

From Trump to Johnson: Killer Clowns Backed by Billionaire Oligarchs

  by George Monbiot edited by O Society August 2, 2019 Seven years ago the impressionist Rory Bremner complained that politicians had become so boring that few of them were worth mimicking: “They’re quite homogenous and dull these days … It’s as if character is seen as a liability.” Today his profession has the opposite … Continue reading From Trump to Johnson: Killer Clowns Backed by Billionaire Oligarchs

How Marketing Reps Get Us All on Drugs

  by Martha Rosenberg edited by O Society August 2, 2019 Ninety-one people a day die from opioids and 1000 visit ERs in the US according to the CDC. How did opioid makers get such a deathly grip on the US population? Recently, the New York Times reported that the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company had … Continue reading How Marketing Reps Get Us All on Drugs

Global Justice and Finance: an introduction to critical questions

by Tim Hayward edited by O Society August 1, 2019 This post introduces some central arguments of my book Global Justice and Finance. In a world where extreme inequality consigns many millions of the least advantaged to conditions of crushing poverty, there is an evident case of justice for some redistribution of income and wealth. Thinkers … Continue reading Global Justice and Finance: an introduction to critical questions

Workers With Disabilities Make Cents Per Hour and It is Legal

by Jack Delaney edited by O Society July 13, 2019 Imagine making cents on the dollar to toil in a warehouse, separated from the broader society, while repeatedly piecing together widgets or engaging in manual labor for some multinational corporation with which you’ve never interacted. For many Americans, the concept of making nickels and dimes … Continue reading Workers With Disabilities Make Cents Per Hour and It is Legal