Mammon & the Disenchantment of the World

by Eugene McCarraher edited by O Society October 22, 2019 Perhaps the grandest tale of capitalist modernity is entitled ‘The Disenchantment of the World’. Crystallised in the work of Max Weber but eloquently anticipated by Karl Marx, the story goes something like this: before the advent of capitalism, people believed that the world was enchanted, pervaded by … Continue reading Mammon & the Disenchantment of the World

Social Darwinism and Fitness

"Yes, change is the basic law of nature. However, the changes wrought by the passage of time affects individuals and institutions in different ways. According to Darwin’s Origin of Species, it is not the most intellectual of the species who survives; it is not the strongest who survives; but rather the species who survives is … Continue reading Social Darwinism and Fitness

Obama Responsible for Biggest Increase in Fossil Fuels in History of United States

https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1067746578226704384 By Robert Rapier Forbes September 20, 2019 There is a great irony that spans the presidential terms of George W. Bush andBarack Obama. President Bush, widely viewed as a Texas oil man, presided over eight straight years of declining U.S. crude oil production. In the year 2000, just before President Bush took office, U.S. … Continue reading Obama Responsible for Biggest Increase in Fossil Fuels in History of United States

How Mass Murder Happens at a Level Everyone Will Understand

"It's not just about guns and mental illness man... It's about anger transference and living in a society that thrives on division and the demonization of differences. This creates target groups for angry individuals to attack with impunity." ~ Dale Gribble What does ^ this ^ mean? You know, in plain English, Dale? by O … Continue reading How Mass Murder Happens at a Level Everyone Will Understand

How Marketing Reps Get Us All on Drugs

  by Martha Rosenberg edited by O Society August 2, 2019 Ninety-one people a day die from opioids and 1000 visit ERs in the US according to the CDC. How did opioid makers get such a deathly grip on the US population? Recently, the New York Times reported that the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company had … Continue reading How Marketing Reps Get Us All on Drugs

Exxon Knew about Climate Change 40 years ago

Investigation shows the oil company understood the science long before it became a public issue, then spent millions to promote misinformation https://youtu.be/Fa9nN3G2CSg by Scientific American edited by O Society July 27, 2019 Exxon was aware of climate change, as early as 1977, 11 years before it became a public issue, as shown by an investigation from … Continue reading Exxon Knew about Climate Change 40 years ago

How Obama Failed US

On every level, the Obama administration couldn't break with neoliberalism. We're living with its failures today. by Branko Marcetic edited by O Society July 9, 2019 At one point in A Crisis Wasted, its author Reed Hunt compares the inaugural speeches of Franklin Roosevelt and Barack Obama, two Democratic presidents who took office at times of … Continue reading How Obama Failed US