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

Pay Back for the Oligarchy

What is Trump and Russiagate for? Yes, I call them "one thing" instead of "two things" because they are simply different faces of the same coin. Heads/Tails   Obverse/Reverse  Athena/Her Owl On a Tetradrachma of Athens, struck c. 490 BC, the head of Athena, (left), is regarded as the obverse because of its larger scale and … Continue reading Pay Back for the Oligarchy

Send Her Back!

https://youtu.be/so6qqFMSoDE by O Society July 29, 2019 As we have observed many times already, identity politics sabotages any real progress. This is why it is encouraged by the powers that be. The powers that be favor the status quo or better yet, status quo ante of the Gilded Age. No surprise "sabotage progress" is page … Continue reading Send Her Back!

This Is Called Walking Two Roads

So he has no use [for categories], but relegates all to the constant. The constant is the useful; the useful is the passable; the passable is the successful; and with success, all is accomplished. He relies upon this alone, relies upon it and does not know he is doing so. This is called the Way. … Continue reading This Is Called Walking Two Roads

On the Human Primate: Three in the Morning & the Golden Rule

As economic inequality increases in many wealthy nations in recent years, a debate develops around the question of why inequality is bad for national economies and bad for citizens. by Frans de Waal edited by O Society July 25, 2019 How often do we see rich people march in the street shouting that they're earning too … Continue reading On the Human Primate: Three in the Morning & the Golden Rule

Panem et Circenses

by Scott Preston edited by O Society July 20, 2019 Historians will often point out grotesque levels of inequality are implicated in the decline and fall of the Roman Empire and the end of the Greco-Roman Civilisation. They also warn we are about to repeat history once more. Let 'em wonder The Roman elite’s policy … Continue reading Panem et Circenses

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