Neoliberalism tells us we’re selfish souls – how can we promote other identities?

https://youtu.be/z5rRZdiu1UE by Christine Berry edited by O Society Nov 5, 2019 "Economics is the method: the object is to change the soul.” Understanding why Thatcher said this is central to understanding the neoliberal project, and how we might move beyond it. Carys Hughes and Jim Cranshaw’s opening article poses a crucial challenge in this respect. It … Continue reading Neoliberalism tells us we’re selfish souls – how can we promote other identities?

Paul Krugman — finally — admits he is wrong!

by Lars Syll edited by O Society October 26, 2019 Paul Krugman never suffered fools gladly. The Nobel Prize-winning economist rose to international fame—and a coveted space on the New York Times op-ed page—by lacerating his intellectual opponents in the most withering way. In a series of books and articles beginning in the 1990s, Krugman … Continue reading Paul Krugman — finally — admits he is wrong!

What do you think about Donald Trump’s statement “the homelessness phenomenon phenomenon started two years ago?”

Of course Trump is wrong about homelessness. Here he just makes up a narrative as he goes along which suits his purpose. His purpose is always to make himself look better by making others look worse in a zero-sum game of social status. This is how, in his mind at least, he constantly grows and … Continue reading What do you think about Donald Trump’s statement “the homelessness phenomenon phenomenon started two years ago?”

Neoliberalism: Dare Not Speak Its Name

by Jennifer Matsui edited by O Society October 17, 2019 The question, “What is neoliberalism?” invites a response similar to the old canard about art: “I don’t know what it is, but I know it when I see it.” Unlike art, which seldom rears its head outside a rarified, specially-designated setting, neoliberalism is everywhere, which is … Continue reading Neoliberalism: Dare Not Speak Its Name

Ronald Reagan Launched an Attack on the Middle Class. We Must Reverse It to Save Our Democracy

The destruction of the middle class also destroys democracies and paves the way for authoritarian rule. by Thom Hartmann edited by O Society October 6, 2019 In 2016, Roberto Foa and Yascha Mounk published a paper in the Journal of Democracy  called Democratic Disconnect, which shows how in the era since Reagan led America out … Continue reading Ronald Reagan Launched an Attack on the Middle Class. We Must Reverse It to Save Our Democracy

We Cannot Rely on Corporations to Reform Themselves; We Must Challenge Their Power

Voluntary pledges might make CEOs feel good about themselves, but they will not get us out of the mess we are in. by Michelle Meagher edited by O Society October 2, 2019 It is almost as if we were not meant to notice. Last month the influential Business Roundtable released a letter, signed by 183 Chief … Continue reading We Cannot Rely on Corporations to Reform Themselves; We Must Challenge Their Power