The “Grievance Studies” Hoax Exposes Pseudo-Intellectual Chicanery

by Eric London  World Socialist Web Site Helen Pluckrose, James A. Lindsay and Peter Boghossian published an article titled “Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship,” incorporating the results of a year-long effort to publish hoax articles, deliberately comprised of bunk facts and irrational and reactionary conclusions, in academic journals associated with gender, racial, and … Continue reading The “Grievance Studies” Hoax Exposes Pseudo-Intellectual Chicanery

Neoliberalism brought out the worst in us

An economic system that rewards psychopathic personality traits has changed our ethics and our personalities by Paul Verhaeghe Guardian  We tend to perceive our identities as stable and largely separate from outside forces. But over decades of research and therapeutic practice, I have become convinced that economic change is having a profound effect not only on … Continue reading Neoliberalism brought out the worst in us

Neoliberalism: the ideology at the root of all our problems

Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump – neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the left failed to come up with an alternative? by George Monbiot Guardian Imagine if the people of the Soviet Union had never heard of communism. The ideology that dominates our lives has, for … Continue reading Neoliberalism: the ideology at the root of all our problems

University Alerts Students to the ‘Danger’ of Left-wing Essay

Labeling ‘mainstream’ academic texts as 'extremist' by Eleni Courea Guardian Nov 11, 2018 An essay by a prominent leftwing academic that examines the ethics of socialist revolution has been targeted by a leading university using the government’s counter-terrorism strategy. Students at the University of Reading have been told to take care when reading an essay by … Continue reading University Alerts Students to the ‘Danger’ of Left-wing Essay

Believing without evidence is morally wrong

by Francisco Mejia Uribe Aeon Nov 5, 2018 You probably never have heard of William Kingdon Clifford. He is not in the pantheon of great philosophers – perhaps because his life was cut short at the age of 33 – but I cannot think of anyone whose ideas are more relevant for our interconnected, AI-driven, digital age. … Continue reading Believing without evidence is morally wrong

Catabolic Captitalism

Catabolism: Capitalism’s Frightening Future by Craig Collins CounterPunch Nov 1, 2018 “Out of the frying pan, into the fire” is an apt description of our current place in history. No matter what you think of globalization, I believe we’ll soon discover that capitalism without it is much, much worse. No one needs to convince establishment … Continue reading Catabolic Captitalism