A Global Dr. Frankenstein at Work: the Virus, the Fed, and Inequality

https://youtu.be/04E8Y8nDfRQ by Nomi Prins edited by O Society March 14, 2020 Whether you’re invested in the stock market or not, you’ve likely noticed it’s on a roller coaster lately. The White House and most of the D.C. Beltway crowd tend to equate the performance of the stock market with the broader economy. To Donald Trump’s extreme … Continue reading A Global Dr. Frankenstein at Work: the Virus, the Fed, and Inequality

Cult of Willful Ignorance: Stupidity as a Strategy, Donald Trump, and the Coronavirus Outbreak

by Henry Giroux  edited by O Society Feb 29 - Leap Day - 2020 Trump’s lies, his disparagement of science and scientists, his claim non-political civil servants are part of the deep state out to "get" him, his lack of credibility, his penchant for political opportunism over the needs of the nation, his pathological embrace of … Continue reading Cult of Willful Ignorance: Stupidity as a Strategy, Donald Trump, and the Coronavirus Outbreak

Psychiatrists tell Congress Trump’s acquittal is invalid: “He’s not mentally competent to stand trial”

by O Society Feb 8, 2020 Presidential impeachment in the House, then Senate, is not a real trial in the same way you and I would be subjected to a real trial in a criminal court with real jail time consequences at stake. The rules and precedents are completely different. For example, at Trump's impeachment, … Continue reading Psychiatrists tell Congress Trump’s acquittal is invalid: “He’s not mentally competent to stand trial”

Corporate Democrats Would Rather Lose to Trump than Violate their Pact with their Ultra-Rich Financial Patrons

by O Society Feb 7, 2020 Time to do the maths. More people voted for “Nobody” than voted for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. The reason? Honest people aren’t motivated to vote for these criminal frauds, so we stay home instead. 2020 Vision: If Nobody'd Run, They'd Have Won! Speaking of frauds, America loves … Continue reading Corporate Democrats Would Rather Lose to Trump than Violate their Pact with their Ultra-Rich Financial Patrons

Even Iron Man Rusts

header image: my ticket stub from Ozzy Osborne tour with opening act Metallica circa 1986 by O Society Jan 20, 2020 https://youtu.be/pfTPr0eG8Og Back in the day, one the first shows I ever saw live was Ozzy from the third row. In those days, the colesium floor was covered in steel folding chairs, which we stood … Continue reading Even Iron Man Rusts

Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

by Bruce Levine edited by O Society Nov 25, 2019 In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder, and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of these diagnosed are essentially … Continue reading Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

How Did the Pursuit of Happiness Become a Matter of Relentless Competitive Work?

by Cody Delistraty edited by O Society Nov 15, 2019 In 1920, the American psychologist John Watson published the results of one of the more ethically dubious scholarly articles of the past century. Along with Rosalie Rayner, a 21-year-old graduate student at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he taught, Watson aimed to instil a … Continue reading How Did the Pursuit of Happiness Become a Matter of Relentless Competitive Work?