"No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and Mammon." ~ Luke 16:13 KJV We talk with historian Eugene McCarraher about the myths and rituals of the market, the lost … Continue reading When Did Capitalism Become Our Religion?
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
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
by Kishore Saval edited by O Society September 9, 2019 For thousands of years, the liberal arts were not liberal, and this is why they are increasingly unwelcome in our time. An honest study of the past is unsettling in a liberal age, because a person who learns to venerate earlier cultural traditions, from Homer … Continue reading The Illiberal Arts
by Edward Curtin edited by O Society August 21, 2019 When phrases such as “the deep state” and “conspiracy theory” become staples of both the corporate mainstream media and the alternative press, we know the realities behind these phrases have outlasted their usefulness for the ruling elites that control the United States and for their … Continue reading The Spectacle of Secrecy
by Roberto Savio edited by O Society July 26, 2019 When all is said and done, it appears Thomas Hobbes, the 17th century English philosopher who had a dire vision of man, was not totally wrong. From the frivolous to the serious, in just a week we have had four items of news which would not … Continue reading The Precipitous Barbarism of Our Times
by Drawdown Solutions edited by O Society July 10, 2019 Eighty of the solutions in this book already exist and are scaling to become competitive alternatives to now dominant, high-emitting technologies. They are economically viable, proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or sequester carbon dioxide, and have the potential to spread throughout the world. Our approach … Continue reading Project Drawdown