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

Modern Monetary Theory is used by Wall Street to Take Advantage of Groupthink

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

Neoliberalism Replaced Democracy as the American Citizen was Replaced by a Faceless Consumer

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

Nancy Pelosi Believes in Nothing

by Jacob Bacharach Truthdig edited by O Society April 5, 2019 Last month, Nancy Pelosi gave an interview to the Washington Post that incensed an increasingly socialist flank of the Democratic Party. “I don’t think we should go down that path,” she said of President Trump’s possible impeachment, before adding the president of the United States … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi Believes in Nothing

Joe Biden on the Relaunch Pad: He’s Worse Than You Think

When I went to college, do you know who my freshman English teacher held up as an example of who *not* to be? Actually, he said if Joe Biden was his student, he’d put his foot so far up Joe Biden’s ass, they’d have to expel Joe Biden to get him to come back on … Continue reading Joe Biden on the Relaunch Pad: He’s Worse Than You Think

What the Republican Party knows about climate change the Democratic Party does not

What I mean there is the reason there is such widespread denial of the reality of climate change with power brokers in the Republican Party, and certainly within very right-wing, free-market think tanks, is they understand this:If the science is true, then the political or economic projects they hope to advance, which is a radically … Continue reading What the Republican Party knows about climate change the Democratic Party does not

Extinction Rebellion

The word of the day is procrastibation. procrastibation: 1 masturbation (mental or physical) to kill time when you should be doing something else. 2 a brief masturbatory interlude separating a lengthy period of idle procrastination and a period of productive intellectual functioning. "I engaged in an epic procrastibation spree when I should have been writing a … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion