Deep State vs. Trump-gate

by Philip Giraldi Unz edited by O Society April 28, 2019 The real “deplorable” in today’s United States is the continuation of a foreign policy based on an endless aggression to maintain Washington’s military dominance in parts of the world where Americans have no conceivable interest. Many voters backed Donald Trump because he committed himself … Continue reading Deep State vs. Trump-gate

The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us

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

American Internet Companies Are Privatized Instruments of US Geopolitical Power: They No Longer Bother To Hide It

Perhaps the one positive thing to come out of RussiaGate is no one believes Silicon Valley’s global utopianism anymore. By Yasha Levine edited by O Society April 21, 2019   What a Western Electric advert from 1944 can teach us about Google and Facebook I was in the New York Public Library recently doing research … Continue reading American Internet Companies Are Privatized Instruments of US Geopolitical Power: They No Longer Bother To Hide It

Surveillance Capitalism Is Destroying Our Freedom and Our Intimacy

Surveillance capitalism is doing to human nature what industrial capitalism has done to our planet. LAUREN WALKER / TRUTHOUT by Eve Ottenberg Truthout edited by O Society April 12, 2019 For Google, Facebook, Twitter and their ilk, ad revenues are sacred. As Shoshana Zuboff observes in her new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, users are not tech companies’ … Continue reading Surveillance Capitalism Is Destroying Our Freedom and Our Intimacy

The Man Who Saw Trump Coming A Century Ago: A Reader’s Guide for the Distraught

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

Neoliberalism promised freedom – instead it delivers stifling control

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

How Big Tech Built the Iron Cage

Shoshana Zuboff’s “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” explains how Big Tech came to dominate our lives. written by Alex Ross  New Yorker edited by O Society April 9, 2019 A decade ago, the residents of the English village of Broughton, in Buckinghamshire, formed a human chain to block an intruder. A car with a camera … Continue reading How Big Tech Built the Iron Cage