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

What the Hell is Intersectionality?

Intersectionality What does it mean and does hearing this word make you go berserk? https://youtu.be/Qj1RS9vHcsw by O Society August 15, 2019 In all seriousness, I believe intersectionality refers to the additive effects of being in multiple identity politics groups. For example, women are discriminated against, maybe even hated by misogynists. Black people are discriminated against, … Continue reading What the Hell is Intersectionality?

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

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

Latest Suicide Data Show the Depth of US Mental Health Crisis

While material well-being improved at the top, America’s emotional distress climbed to crisis levels. by Cynthia Koons edited by O Society July 3, 2019 So many statistics say that life in the U.S. is getting better. Unemployment is at the lowest level since 1969. Violent crime has fallen sharply since the 1990s—cities such as New … Continue reading Latest Suicide Data Show the Depth of US Mental Health Crisis