by Terrence McCoy Washington Post edited by O Society May 10, 2019 He was up there somewhere, at the top of the hill, the man Karl Ammann had come to see. It would soon be night. The forest was all shadows and sounds. Ammann had driven across the country to reach this remote river village, … Continue reading More Tigers Now Live in Cages Than in the Wild.
by Ellen Brown Web of Debt edited by O Society April 26, 2019 As public banking gains momentum across the country, policymakers in California and Washington state are vying to form the nation’s second state-owned bank, following in the footsteps of the highly successful Bank of North Dakota, founded in 1919. The race is close, … Continue reading The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us
By Ann Jones Tom Dispatch edited by O Society April 12, 2019 Distracted daily by the bloviating POTUS? Here, then, is a small suggestion. Focus your mind for a moment on one simple (yet deeply complex) truth: we are living in a Veblen Moment. That’s Thorstein Veblen, the greatest American thinker you probably never heard of … Continue reading The Man Who Saw Trump Coming A Century Ago: A Reader’s Guide for the Distraught
Creeping privatisation is rolling back the state to create a new, absolutist bureaucracy that destroys efficiency by George Monbiot Guardian edited by O Society April 11, 2019 Thousands of people march through London to protest against underfunding and privatisation of the NHS. Photograph: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Images My life was saved last year by the Churchill … Continue reading Neoliberalism promised freedom – instead it delivers stifling control
by Patricia Cohen NYTimes edited by O Society April 9, 2019 The package of eccentric ideas known as modern monetary theory — for example, that annual deficits are too small, and that the United States can essentially print money to pay off its debt — has been on the receiving end of a remarkable level … Continue reading Modern Monetary Theory is used by Wall Street to Take Advantage of Groupthink
by William Deresiewicz American Scholar edited by O Society April 8, 2019 It didn’t dawn on me there might be a few holes in my education until I was about 35. I’d just bought a house, the pipes needed fixing, and the plumber was standing in my kitchen. There he was, a short, beefy guy with a … Continue reading The Disadvantages of an Elite Education
Neoliberalism replaces the citizen with the consumer — pushing people out of political life and into the marketplace. Visitors walk through the newly opened luxury shopping mall at the Hudson Yards development on the West Side of Midtown Manhattan on March 18 in New York City. Spencer Platt / Getty Daniel Zamora interviews Niklas Olsen Jacobin … Continue reading Neoliberalism Replaced Democracy as the American Citizen was Replaced by a Faceless Consumer