Cornel West: Neo-Fascist Gangster Trump and Neoliberal Democrat Fraud Expose America as a Failed Social Experiment

https://youtu.be/90G_QdxqqJs https://twitter.com/meaganmday/status/1266549289494274049 Cornel West: "And now our culture so market-driven, everybody for sale, everything for sale, you can't deliver the kind of really real nourishment for soul, for meaning, for purpose. So when you get this perfect storm of all these multiple failures at these different levels of the American empire, and Martin King already … Continue reading Cornel West: Neo-Fascist Gangster Trump and Neoliberal Democrat Fraud Expose America as a Failed Social Experiment

After the Viral Economy

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_2o3A5JJ3O/ by Jean Baudrillard edited by O Society May 28, 2020 In 1988, Jean Baudrillard announced “the triumph of a viral econo­my.” Already, he saw the manic circulation of financial assets, information, and—indeed—viruses, both biological and technological, would define the new era. If everything must circulate freely, he observed, “well, so then must germs, viruses, drugs, capital, … Continue reading After the Viral Economy

The False Dichotomy

by Nathan Robinson edited by O Society May 22, 2020 He unemployment numbers are horrifying. The worst since the great depression. Tens of millions of people out of work. 9 million have lost their health insurance. It’s bad out there. The positive spin is much of this unemployment should be temporary, lasting only as long as … Continue reading The False Dichotomy

How Democrats Sold Their Populist Soul

In the 1970s, a new wave of post-Watergate liberals stopped fighting monopoly power. The result is an increasingly dangerous political system. by Matt Stoller edited by O Society May 14, 2020 It was January 1975, and the Watergate Babies arrived in Washington looking for blood. The Watergate Babies —as the recently elected Democratic congressmen were known— … Continue reading How Democrats Sold Their Populist Soul

It’s time to reject the gods of commerce: America is a society of people, not an “economy”

America is about people, not profit margins. It must be, if our nation is to redeem itself in this crisis by David Masciotra edited by O Society May 13, 2020 The "economy" does not exist. Human beings exist. The economy is a social construct. What nearly everyone understands - except the same old politicians and economists … Continue reading It’s time to reject the gods of commerce: America is a society of people, not an “economy”

Capital in the 21st Century: Finally, a Movie that Tells the Story of How We Got Into this Mess

by Jon Schwarz edited by O Society May 7, 2020 “THE WAY the elite stays in power, and passes on their privilege to the next generation, is by shaping the way that we think.” You may have heard this from a million rose emoji Twitter accounts. But it sounds different coming from Gillian Tett at the beginning of a … Continue reading Capital in the 21st Century: Finally, a Movie that Tells the Story of How We Got Into this Mess

How to think post-Planetary Lockdown

The times call for acting as poets instead of politicians by Pepe Escobar edited by O Society May 1, 2020 Between unaccountability of the ultra-rich and total fragmentation of civil society, Covid-19 as a circuit breaker is showing how the king – systemic design – is naked. We are being sucked into a danse macabre of … Continue reading How to think post-Planetary Lockdown