plutarchy (noun): a system of governance in which human beings are ranked in order of the amount of wealth each possesses (x = $) whereby status and power are distributed according to ranking https://youtu.be/Rz1Xn1vzOM4 by Joseph Natoli edited by O Society Jan 10, 2020 Perhaps you spend most of your time online or wish you could … Continue reading Plutarchy Hooray!
https://youtu.be/YR5ApYxkU-U by Lois Beckett in Oakland edited by O Society October 25, 2019 For Adam Jasinski, a technology director for a school district outside of St Louis, Missouri, monitoring student emails used to be a time-consuming job. Jasinski used to do keyword searches of the official school email accounts for the district’s 2,600 students, looking … Continue reading Under digital surveillance: how American schools spy on millions of kids
by Tom Engelhardt edited by O Society August 23, 2019 I, Winston Smith... I mean, Tom Engelhardt... have not just been reading a dystopian novel, but, it seems, living one -- and I suspect I’ve been living one all my life. Yes, I recently reread George Orwell’s classic 1949 novel, 1984. In it, Winston Smith, a … Continue reading 2084 Orwell Revisited in the Age of Trump
The crumbling of Russiagate focuses attention on the considerable evidence Russian intelligence agencies charged with intrusion into DNC servers have nothing to do with it. by Patrick Lawrence edited by O Society August 5, 2019 Three years after the narrative we call Russia-gate was framed and incessantly promoted, it crumbles into rubble as we speak. … Continue reading Finally Time for DNC Email Evidence
by Joseph Stiglitz edited by O Society July 6, 2019 Facebook and some of its corporate allies decided what the world really needs is another cryptocurrency, and launching one is the best way to use the vast talents at their disposal. The fact Facebook thinks so reveals much about what is wrong with twenty-first-century American … Continue reading Only a Fool Would Trust Facebook With Their Financial Wellbeing
by Meghan Graham edited by O Society July 6, 2019 Google uses Gmail to track a history of things you buy — and it’s hard to delete Google saves years of information on purchases you’ve made, even outside Google, and pulls this information from Gmail. It’s complicated to delete this private information, and options to … Continue reading Google Reads Your Gmail to Track Your Purchases and Financial Information
Make the Limbic System Feel Safe and Included "While the lizard brain wants food, water, and shelter, the limbic system wants to feel like a part of something, to belong. Good brands already know this and successfully push the buttons for each of these three functionalities." https://youtu.be/f7E0mTJQ2KM Know your brain: Reward system by David T. … Continue reading How ‘Limbic Capitalism’ Preys on Our Addicted Brains