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…
George Stigler, a founding member of Mont Pelerin Society and a key preacher of neoliberal economics, on what he proudly calls “economist-missionaries” (1984: 304) : “So economic…
Source: Economics is an Imperial Science
“What is advertised as a great opening is a great closing.” Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind (1987), p. 34 “Landscape with Figures” by George Tooker (1992) *** …
Source: The Closing of the Mind
Their Story Matters with Sara Troy and her guest Norma Burnson on air from November 22nd In my heart and soul I am happiest in a garden. I believe that a garden is the closest we’ll get to G…
The events of May-June 1968 in France
— “Power wants the powerless to be scared, thoughtless and alone”. Calm and clear minds are essential to think liberally about equality – by Prof. Shamus Khan
- To restore a social world and to retain the commons, the Working Class has to rebuild a shared culture of leisure. A sharp analysis and powerful call by Prof. Eva Swidler
- “Power wants the powerless to be scared, thoughtless and alone”. Calm and clear minds are essential to think liberally about equality – by Prof. Shamus Khan
- Computer models, not relations: how algorithms redefined the work of hedge funds, and the working of Financialization and Capital Accumulation.
- Privatization of life and death: Since the 2008 crisis, private equity firms have increasingly taken over public services like emergency care and firefighting, often with dire effects.
Well… that certainly gives me a very new view of the American indian… Loved the speech.
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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There are NOT enough ballots for people to cast votes in California (how much you want to bet that districts that heavily favor Sanders come up severely short). Election Justice USA has created a form where you can report ballot scarcity issues (click on photo for form):
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”.
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.”
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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by André Vereta Nahoum A couple of weeks have passed since many countries celebrated on May 1st, Labour Day, alternatively named May Day, but the entire month is devoted to the celebration of…