COVID-19: America Prepared for the Wrong War

'After All Man’s Defenses Had Failed, Slain By the Humblest Thing Put Upon This Earth’ by Joe Lauria edited by O Society March 25, 2020 In Orson Welles’ radio broadcast of H.G. Wells’ science fiction fantasy, War of the Worlds, all the military spending and preparedness by the United States could not defend the American people … Continue reading COVID-19: America Prepared for the Wrong War

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

Prometheus’ Fire

Climate Change in a Time of Willful Ignorance by Evaggelos Vaillianatos edited by O Society Jan 26, 2020 Prologue Greek myths assert Prometheus, Titan god of foreknowledge, was grandfather of the Greeks. He defied Zeus and brought the fire of knowledge and civilization to his relatives. Zeus reacted with violence. He ordered the god of … Continue reading Prometheus’ Fire

How the rich plan to rule a burning planet

https://youtu.be/fS1bRgzTajI by James Plested edited by O Society Dec 26, 2019 The climate crisis isn’t a future we must fight to avoid. It’s an already unfolding reality. It’s the intensification of extreme weather – cyclones, storms and floods, droughts and deadly heat waves. It’s burning forests in Australia, the Amazon, Indonesia, Siberia, Canada and California. … Continue reading How the rich plan to rule a burning planet

Study Identifies The Most Effective Mental Strategies People Use To Get Through Aversive Challenges

by Christian Jarrett edited by O Society Dec 19, 2019 What strategies do you use to push through a tough challenge, be it a run on a treadmill or a stressful phone call with your boss? Perhaps you remind yourself of what you have to gain from completing the task, or you use distraction, or you … Continue reading Study Identifies The Most Effective Mental Strategies People Use To Get Through Aversive Challenges

How Economics Became a Religion

Introduction by O Society Dec 3, 2019  Economics people (my brother in-law is one) tend to think of what they do as some sort of science because they have all these formulae and so on. When you ask my b-i-l what he learned in school, his reply is, “We learned lots of math. I’m real … Continue reading How Economics Became a Religion