Neoliberalism tells us we’re selfish souls – how can we promote other identities?

https://youtu.be/z5rRZdiu1UE by Christine Berry edited by O Society Nov 5, 2019 "Economics is the method: the object is to change the soul.” Understanding why Thatcher said this is central to understanding the neoliberal project, and how we might move beyond it. Carys Hughes and Jim Cranshaw’s opening article poses a crucial challenge in this respect. It … Continue reading Neoliberalism tells us we’re selfish souls – how can we promote other identities?

Neoliberalism: Dare Not Speak Its Name

by Jennifer Matsui edited by O Society October 17, 2019 The question, “What is neoliberalism?” invites a response similar to the old canard about art: “I don’t know what it is, but I know it when I see it.” Unlike art, which seldom rears its head outside a rarified, specially-designated setting, neoliberalism is everywhere, which is … Continue reading Neoliberalism: Dare Not Speak Its Name

Which Way Out of Neoliberalism: Fascism or Socialism?

"The next time you’re bombarded with over-the-top claims about how our country is doomed or the world is coming apart at the seams, brush off the cynics and fearmongers. Because the truth is, if you had to choose any time in the course of human history to be alive, you’d choose this one. Right here … Continue reading Which Way Out of Neoliberalism: Fascism or Socialism?

Neoliberalism Is the True Villain of ‘Joker’

Editor's note: How do we know this movie is about neoliberalism? Just watch the celebrity rich folks co-opt Joker to make more money and fame for themselves. This how we know the film works to expose the every-body-is-a-commodity main feature of neoliberal capitalismhttps://www.instagram.com/p/B3l5J7sF5eS/Miley Cyrus Touching Tongues With Some Guy Using the Joker to Promote Themselves in … Continue reading Neoliberalism Is the True Villain of ‘Joker’

Ronald Reagan Launched an Attack on the Middle Class. We Must Reverse It to Save Our Democracy

The destruction of the middle class also destroys democracies and paves the way for authoritarian rule. by Thom Hartmann edited by O Society October 6, 2019 In 2016, Roberto Foa and Yascha Mounk published a paper in the Journal of Democracy  called Democratic Disconnect, which shows how in the era since Reagan led America out … Continue reading Ronald Reagan Launched an Attack on the Middle Class. We Must Reverse It to Save Our Democracy

What’s In It For Me? Turning Citizens Into Customers

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? [2016], 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