There is nothing really novel about the idea that free markets are the very...– Thomas Frank, Pity the Billionaire p.11
What libertarians and conservatives fail to understand about the left is that we...
We’re taught at such an early age to be against the communists, yet most of us...– Assata Shakur (via gingerche) i never met a marxist (that i knew of) until 2008. back home, “commie” was a vacant term for anyone too compassionate, too idealistic, too militant about justice, etc. etc. (via zedweiller)
The problem is not corruption or greed, the problem is the system that pushes...– Slavoj Zizek, http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/slavoj_zizek_the_problem_is_not_greed_20120425/
Definitely gonna have to work on making this text more readable, ha ha… but now, off to sleep…
With Norway’s high tax burden comes a 36 hour work week (with a mandatory month...– ginandtacos.com » Blog Archive » NEW MATH (via notemily)
The point is that today the apparatus to which the individual is to adjust and...– herbert marcuse, “some social implications of modern technology” (1941)
“Oh, sure, your average conservative will insist... →
azspot: “Oh, sure, your average conservative will insist his belief system is based upon a passion for the free market and limited government, but that’s mostly a cover story. Instead, the vast team-building exercise that has driven the broadcasts of people like Rush and Hannity and the talking heads on Fox (“News”) for decades now has really been a kind of ongoing Quest for Orthodoxy, in which...
Occupy All Streets: Mind-Blowing Charts From the... →
occupyallstreets: In another sign that Democrats have embraced income inequality as a cause célèbre, the Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on the subject Thursday. The committee’s ranking Republican, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, managed to look concerned during two hours of testimony about the kneecapping of…
…I think that the modern supranational corporation is more like a cancer. A...– Corporations: virus or cancer? (via azspot)
How I Became (Mostly) Google-free in About a Day →
popularfront: Given that we’re living in an increasingly authoritarian capitalist pseudo-police state whose whims are dictated by corporate megaliths, and we put all our thoughts and ideas on a digital panoptican, maybe it’s a good idea to get some of our info off of corporate servers. After all, the CIA did say that “facebook was the best thing” that ever happened to them (Facebook was also...
A New Dark Age →
Most scientists, on achieving high office, keep their public remarks to the bland and reassuring. Last week Nina Fedoroff, the president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), broke ranks in a spectacular manner. She confessed that she was now “scared to death” by the anti-science movement that was spreading, uncontrolled, across the US and the rest of the western...
Fifty Fantasy & Science Fiction Works That... →
popularfront: A fantastic reading list from writer China Miéville. I was surprised and pleased by some of his selections, which includes obvious writers like Edward Bellamy and Ursula Le Guin and less obvious selections like Toni Morrison and Gregory Maguire (yes, the Wicked guy).
I heard the most revealing thing recently from a venture capitalist, obviously...– http://www.truth-out.org/capitalism-infernal-machine-interview-fredric-jameson/1329403604 (via popularfront)
The New Popular Front: TED and the technocracy →
popularfront: I’ve always been skeptical of TED talks and their technocratic sheen, but this piece in the New Inquiry really put all the pieces together: As Mike Bulajewski pointed out in a Tweet, “TED’s ‘revolutionary ideas’ mask capitalism as usual, giving it a narrative of progress and change.” TED…
Contrary to the opinion of most disillusioned Marxist, it is just this...– http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/02/201223111316317303.html (via popularfront)
The New Popular Front: MBA students win award for... →
popularfront: The above statement is entirely true. These MIT business students (who else?) plan to sell the use of their toilets to Kenyans, then literally re-sell the excrement coming out of their asses. From the article: …the handful of students from the MIT Sloan School of Management will be…