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

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”

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

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

Why Rigged Capitalism Damages Liberal Democracy

by Martin Wolf edited by O Society September 18, 2019 “While each of our individual companies serves its own corporate purpose, we share a fundamental commitment to all of our stakeholders.”  With this sentence, the US Business Roundtable, which represents the chief executives of 181 of the world’s largest companies, abandoned their longstanding view “corporations exist … Continue reading Why Rigged Capitalism Damages Liberal Democracy

How to End Gun Violence

I know how to end gun violence in the US immediately: by O Society August 7, 2019 *Buy every single African American male in the United States membership in the National Rifle Association.* The NRA organization could not survive without its all-white constituency; hence, it would fold. The madness would end. We could have responsible … Continue reading How to End Gun Violence

Can Donald Trump delay an economic crash until 2020?

Fire and Ice Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. ~ … Continue reading Can Donald Trump delay an economic crash until 2020?