Why Does Bernie Sanders Call Himself a “Socialist?”

by O Society Feb 10, 2020 One of our O Society people sent the following message: It seems like with a country this big we would have better choices.  I am afraid Trump is going to win again.  I am amazed by how many people we know who really, really support Trump.  One recently confronted … Continue reading Why Does Bernie Sanders Call Himself a “Socialist?”

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?

Mammon & the Disenchantment of the World

by Eugene McCarraher edited by O Society October 22, 2019 Perhaps the grandest tale of capitalist modernity is entitled ‘The Disenchantment of the World’. Crystallised in the work of Max Weber but eloquently anticipated by Karl Marx, the story goes something like this: before the advent of capitalism, people believed that the world was enchanted, pervaded by … Continue reading Mammon & the Disenchantment of the World

The Financial Times’ Martin Wolf Discovers Rentier Capitalism and Financialization Increase Inequality and Hurt Growth

by Yves Smith edited by O Society September 19, 2019 Surprisingly, no one commented on a link to an important article by the Financial Times’ esteemed economics editor, Martin Wolf: why rigged capitalism is damaging liberal democracy, which weighed in as a major feature, as opposed to his usual column length. Wolf’s article is noteworthy by … Continue reading The Financial Times’ Martin Wolf Discovers Rentier Capitalism and Financialization Increase Inequality and Hurt Growth

Neo-Feudalism: The Real Conflict Is Not Racial Or Sexual, It’s Between The Ascendant Rich Elites And The Rest Of Us

by Joel Kotkin Daily Caller edited by O Society September 15, 2019 Despite the media’s obsession on gender, race and sexual orientation, the real and determining divide in America and other advanced countries lies in the growing conflict between the ascendant upper class and the vast, and increasingly embattled, middle and working classes. We’ve seen … Continue reading Neo-Feudalism: The Real Conflict Is Not Racial Or Sexual, It’s Between The Ascendant Rich Elites And The Rest Of Us

The New American Homeless

  Housing insecurity in the nation’s richest cities is far worse than government statistics claim. Just ask the Goodmans. by Brian Goldstone edited by O Society September 10, 2019 Last August, Cokethia Goodman returned home from work to discover a typed letter from her landlord in the mailbox. She felt a familiar panic as she … Continue reading The New American Homeless

The Broken Mirror: Intersectionality and the Loss of the Universal

The ‘disarticulation’ of class results in the loss of the possibility of a structural and therefore truly radical critique of capitalism and instead a billion and one private, individualized and antagonistic identities are unleashed. by Tony McKenna  edited by O Society August 15, 2019 Intersectionality is something of a buzzword, both revered and ridiculed. The … Continue reading The Broken Mirror: Intersectionality and the Loss of the Universal