Posts Tagged ‘Capitalism’

Video: Disaster Capitalism on the Horizon? Trumponomics on the Eve of 2020 Presidential Election

First published by South Front and Global Research on August 6, 2019 By way of introduction, it should be noted that the US economy is showing many signs of a classical bubble, starting with the incredibly over-valued US stock market. Only slightly more than a decade ago, at the peak of the real estate bubble, […]

With Boris Johnson steering Brexit towards disaster capitalism, Scottish indy is a lifeboat

I write here as a Scot who was opposed to independence in 2014. Holding this position, I wrote articles, campaigned, and took part in debates making the case that what unites ordinary working people across the UK is far more meaningful and relevant than anything that divides them, such as national identity.  Five years on, […]

Capitalism, Socialism, And Existential Despair

Capitalism, Socialism, And Existential Despair Above Photo:  Seth Jackson/ flickr Decades ago, Edward Said remarked that contemporary life is characterized by a “generalized condition of homelessness.” Decades earlier, Heidegger had written that “Homelessness is coming to be the destiny of the world.” Around the same time, fascists were invoking the themes of blood and soil, nation, race, community, […]

Goodbye communism, hello turbo-capitalism & regime change wars: Unfulfilled hopes of 1989

On Sunday September 3, 1989, I set out from Britain to spend three weeks on the European continent. It was a historic date, because fifty years earlier, on that very same day World War II had broken out. Little did I know that tumultuous political changes would be occurring in 1989 too. I took the […]

The $438k old Nikes are holy relics of modern capitalism, like old saints’ bones were to Christians

In order to see what they are – and why Canadian investor Miles Spencer Nadal decided to bid the record-breaking sum at the New York Sotheby’s – we must first understand what they are not. They are not art. It’s tempting to use the trainers as vehicle for criticism of the creative bankruptcy of the […]

Report Slams Proposals To Prolong Capitalism Using Trees And Green Profit Schemes

Report Slams Proposals To Prolong Capitalism Using Trees And Green Profit Schemes Above photo: From Genetically Engineered Trees for the Bioeconomy – to the Trillion Tree Proposal and Business for Nature Traducción al Español Tradução para o Português This report examines events and research publicized between 23 June and 4 July 2019 that discuss the […]

“Surveillance Capitalism”: Toronto Urged to Abandon Google’s Smart City

By Derrick Broze The “Smart City” Quayside project in Toronto, Canada continues to receive criticism from privacy advocates as well as current and former members of the project. Quayside is a smart city located on 12 acres of waterfront property southeast of downtown Toronto, Canada. The city represents a joint effort by the Canadian government […]

Dump It: Toronto’s Smart City Project Is ‘Surveillance Capitalism’

A “smart city” project in Canada has hit yet another snag, as mounting delays and privacy concerns threaten the controversial development along the Toronto’s eastern waterfront. The 12-acre Quayside project, a partnership between Google’s Sidewalk Labs and the city of Toronto, has come under increasing scrutiny amid concerns over privacy and data harvesting. […]

“Extinction Rebellion”, “Green New Deal” and the “Rebranding of Global Capitalism”

It is natural for people to come forward in defense of planet Earth once they become aware of the policies of ecocide built into corporate globalization. In fact, it is the general lack of such action which constitutes the real concern for all who care deeply about the health and welfare of the planet and […]

SOTT FOCUS: MindMatters: Capitalism and Christianity: Demonic Forces, or Not As Bad As You Think?

Corey Schink Corey Schink was born and raised in the Midwestern United States, where he worked on farms and as a welder, musician, and social worker. His interests in government, philosophy and history led to his writing for SOTT in 2012 and to becoming a SOTT editor and SOTT Radio co-host in 2014. He now […]

Feminist Says Family Must Be ‘Abolished’ to ‘Dismantle Capitalism’

Feminist Sophie Lewis has written a new book in which she argues that in order to ‘dismantle capitalism’ it’s necessary to ‘abolish the family’. Lewis was interview by left-wing website the Nation under the headline Want to Dismantle Capitalism? Abolish the Family. According to the piece, patriarchy and capitalism combined to produce alienated workers who […]

EarthRx: The Irish Potato Famine Was Caused By Capitalism, Not A Fungus

EarthRx: The Irish Potato Famine Was Caused By Capitalism, Not A Fungus Above Photo: by Rob Hurson, CC BY-SA Put on the U2 and The Cranberries and let’s down some green brew folks, it’s that time of year again. But while St. Patrick’s Day is cause to celebrate everything Irish-American, it’s also a good time to ponder just […]

Disaster Capitalism In Brazil: Mining Greed Produces A Horrific Death Toll

A mining disaster in the Brazilian town of Brumadinho On January 25, 2019, a dam burst in the town of Brumadinho, north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The dam was built by the iron-ore company Vale to store residue after the iron ore had been extracted. Once the dam began to crumble, it did not […]

Real Roots Of Inequality Is Neoliberal Capitalism, Not Trade & Technology

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Capitalism Is Killing Patients… And Their Physicians

Capitalism Is Killing Patients… And Their Physicians Above photo: The Greanville Post. Physician burnout, depression, and suicide increasingly invade discussions within the medical field. Depression and suicide are more common among male and female physicians, with suicide rates 1.41 and 2.27 times greater than that of the general male and female populations, respectively. Though, the […]

How Capitalism Has Screwed Women Over

When the transition from feudalism to capitalism began, starting in 17th-century England before spreading globally, enthusiastic supporters promised the new economic system would bring the individual freedom, equality, social solidarity and democracy people longed for. The slogan of the French Revolution that overthrew feudalism was “liberty, equality, fraternity.” To this, the American Revolution added “democracy.” […]

Trump Is Trying to Square a Globalized World Through Capitalism. It Won’t Work.

Trump is trying to square a globalized world through a national-based American capitalism. It won’t work. Former President Teddy Roosevelt (1901-09) described the essence of US foreign policy as “speaking softly while carrying a big stick”. Under the incumbent president, Donald Trump, it seems to be all about “speaking loudly”. What Trump is carrying in […]

How Disaster Capitalism Has Ruined Puerto Rico

How Disaster Capitalism Has Ruined Puerto Rico Above Photo: Lorie Shaull Amnesty International’s Secretary General Kumi Naidoo was recently in Puerto Rico. During his trip, Naidoo looked carefully at the aftermath of Hurricane Maria—the Category 4 hurricane in 2017 that tore through the Caribbean. No island in its path was spared, with Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt […]

On Capitalism and Eternal War

Christopher Black New Eastern Outlook On September 14, in an address to the far right American organisation called The Heritage Foundation, referring, one supposes, to their fascist roots, the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, described NATO in effect to be a world government prepared for eternal war. He declared NATO to be the “guarantor of […]

Goodbye Capitalism? How Collaboration Outperforms Competition

The Facts: We live in a society that teaches competition at every level, from school all the way up into our adult lives. But are we missing something? It’s clear that a society based on cooperation rather than individual success and competition will help us. Reflect On: Why are we always taught to compete? Why […]

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