BITS & BRIEFS: Nancy Fraser on a crisis of care // Thomas Piketty on Anthony Atkinson // Politics of divination and neoliberalism // From Karl Marx to basic income

Nancy Fraser: “The financialized form of capitalism is systematically consuming our capacities to sustain social bonds… The result is a “crisis of care” Thomas Piketty on the passing of…

Source: BITS & BRIEFS: Nancy Fraser on a crisis of care // Thomas Piketty on Anthony Atkinson // Politics of divination and neoliberalism // From Karl Marx to basic income

BITS & BRIEFS: Radical culture of leisure // Privatization of life and death // Equality vs. hierarchy // Algorithms redefined financialization

Revolution and American Indians: “Marxism is as Alien to My Culture as Capitalism”

Well… that certainly gives me a very new view of the American indian… Loved the speech.

The End of Capitalism

This is one of the most striking and intelligent articles I’ve ever read, encouraging a total reconfiguring of how to view capitalism and revolution.  Russell Means was a leader in the American Indian Movement (AIM) of the 1960s and 70s, and remains one of the most outspoken Native Americans in the U.S.

I came across this essay while researching for my upcoming critique of Marxism, and was blown away by its clarity. This is Means’ most famous essay. It was published in Ward Churchill’s book “Marxism and Native Americans”, under the title “The Same Old Song”, and has appeared elsewhere under the names “Marxism is a European Tradition,” and “For America to Live, Europe Must Die.” Yet, it is actually not very available on the internet.  I hope by republishing it I will raise some much-needed debate on the nature of the revolutionary project today.

I want to point out…

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An anthropologist reviews “Where to invade next?”, Michael Moore’s powerful new film

Many in the US will be in sheer disbelief at images of actually existing lifestyles achieved by their social counterparts overseas — ordinary workers, students, and prisoners — and will wonder at how badly they have been cheated in the “richest and most powerful nation on earth”.

Fabius Maximus website

Summary: Anthropologist Maximilian Forte reviews Michael Moore’s new film about America. It has been panned by both neoliberals and neoconservatives, more evidence that there is little political polarization among our elites. Forte gives a dispassionate review, looking at it with an anthropologists’ eyes.

“’Where to Invade Next‘ is a powerful, touching film, filled with a humanizing vision of better possibilities, of real solutions and how the US shares their historical roots, that challenge the brutal and degrading reality of gross inequality fostered by the endless greed of the power elites.”

Where to Invade Next

Review of Michael Moore’s
“Where to Invade Next”

By Maximilian C. Forte.
From Zero Anthropology
Reposted with his generous permission

Having seen almost all of Michael Moore’s films to date, I have no difficulty in applauding “Where to Invade Next” as his best film yet. I may have many disagreements with Moore, on his allegiance to…

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