The entire socialism-capitalism dichotomy is out of date: Andrew Yang Runs for President in 2020

  Meet the 44-year-old who's running for president to stave off unemployment riots https://youtu.be/_x3Hx8i2FhA   by John Gage Washington Examiner Jan 21, 2019 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says he knows how to save capitalism: a universal basic income, or UBI, a policy he refers to as a “Freedom Dividend.” Yang, a 44 year-old serial entrepreneur, … Continue reading The entire socialism-capitalism dichotomy is out of date: Andrew Yang Runs for President in 2020

The Imperfect Truth About Finding Facts in a World of Fakes

by Zeynep Tufekci Wired Feb 18, 2019 IN THE SUMMER of 2006, Fidel Castro unexpectedly announced he was temporarily handing over power to his brother. Turns out he needed to undergo intestinal surgery. Afterward, an anchor on state-run television read a statement, said to have been written by Castro, attesting that all was well. But there … Continue reading The Imperfect Truth About Finding Facts in a World of Fakes

Worshipping the Electronic Image

by Chris Hedges Truthdig Feb 18, 2019 Donald Trump, like much of the American public, is entranced by electronic images. He interprets reality through the distortions of digital media. His decisions, opinions, political positions, prejudices and sense of self are reflected back to him on screens. He views himself and the world around him as … Continue reading Worshipping the Electronic Image

The Panopticon Perplex – Waking up Watched and Behaviorally Modified in Surveillance Society

https://youtu.be/OMOGaugKpzs Every breath you take Every move you make Every bond you break Every step you take Every single day Every word you say I'll be watching you. ~ The Police by James Heddle Ecological Options Network Reader Supported News Feb 8, 2019 Digital Domination Back in the 1780’s British social theorist Jeremy Bentham and his entrepreneur … Continue reading The Panopticon Perplex – Waking up Watched and Behaviorally Modified in Surveillance Society

Star Wars, The Empire, and Darth Trump’s Space Force

by KARL GROSSMAN CounterPunch Jan 22, 2019 https://youtu.be/KU_Jdts5rL0   Beginning to fill in his declaration of last year about turning space into a war zone and establishing a U.S. Space Force, President Trump was at the Pentagon last week promoting a plan titled “Missile Defense Review.” As The New York Times said in its headline on the scheme:: … Continue reading Star Wars, The Empire, and Darth Trump’s Space Force

The love of stuff

The problem with our society is not that it values material things too much but that it doesn’t value them enough by Nick Thorpe Aeon On my desk stands a miniature of an Easter Island moai, carved for me by a Rapa Nui craftsman. It’s precious to me, hewn from the same stone his ancestors used for … Continue reading The love of stuff

News Feed Fatigue: It’s Getting Harder To Think

The case for taking a break from the news. by JESSA CRISPIN In These Times Dec 20, 2018 I used to have a recurring argument with a friend, who told me he stopped paying attention to the news. “Don’t you think you should know what’s going on in Syria? Or Yemen? Or about the failing public … Continue reading News Feed Fatigue: It’s Getting Harder To Think