‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

How a farcical series of events in the 1880s produced an enduring and controversial legal precedent by Adam Winkler Atlantic edited by O Society June 22, 2019 Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of … Continue reading ‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

With cryptocurrency launch, Facebook sets its path toward becoming an independent nation

The world’s newest country? by Jennifer Grygiel Conversation edited by O Society June 18, 2019 Facebook has announced a plan to launch a new cryptocurrency named the Libra, adding another layer to its efforts to dominate global communications and business. Backed by huge finance and technology companies including Visa, Spotify, eBay, PayPal and Uber – plus … Continue reading With cryptocurrency launch, Facebook sets its path toward becoming an independent nation

“Can’t Nobody Tell Me Nothing” on Echochamber Friday

'Old Town Road' collection slammed as cowboy 'cultural appropriation' USA Today May 24, 2019 edited by O Society Welcome to Echochamber Friday. In a continual effort to keep ourselves from becoming frogs in a well, every once in awhile the ground hog mixes metaphors, sticks his head out of the ground, and sees what the other half … Continue reading “Can’t Nobody Tell Me Nothing” on Echochamber Friday

Self-Serving Bias & Locus of Control

edited by O Society May 25, 2019 https://youtu.be/NkpXMxt4f3s The self-serving bias is the tendency people have to seek out information and use it in ways that advance their self-interest. In other words, people often unconsciously make decisions that serve themselves in ways that other people might view as indefensible or unethical. Studies show that we … Continue reading Self-Serving Bias & Locus of Control

Here’s Exactly Who’s Profiting from the War on Yemen

And how the U.S. could stop weapon sales if we wanted to. by Alex Kane In these Times edited by O Society May 24, 2019 PRIYANKA MOTAPARTHY, A RESEARCHER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, arrived at a market in the Yemeni village of Mastaba on March 28, 2016, to find large craters, destroyed buildings, debris, shredded … Continue reading Here’s Exactly Who’s Profiting from the War on Yemen

The Belligerence of Empire

by Kenn Orphan edited by O Society May 23, 2019 Empire understands nothing except ruthless expansion. It has no other raison d’etre. In the past this meant the violent acquisition of lands and territories by a militarized system where caste was very apparent and visible. But today the dealings of empire are far more duplicitous. … Continue reading The Belligerence of Empire

Our problems are deeper than “capitalism” (and “socialism” alone can’t solve them)

by Kollibri terre Sonnenblume edited by O Society May 19, 2019 Complaints about “capitalism” have become more common the last few years in the United States. This has been a welcome development. Anytime the collective perspective is widened, it’s beneficial to at least some degree. In a complementary way, calls for “socialism” have also become more … Continue reading Our problems are deeper than “capitalism” (and “socialism” alone can’t solve them)