On the links between economic liberalism and fascism. Ishay Landa talks to us about the “Apprentice’s Sorcerer”: how political liberalism enfranchises the masses, to the disgruntlement of economic liberals, who then have to turn to an authoritarian or fascist ‘daddy’ to save capitalism. What does the liberal divorce between economic and political liberalism tell us about the conflict between democracy and private property? How does the fascist “principle achievement” relate to today’s fondness for entrepreneurial heroes? Also, a restatement of how the horseshoe theory is horeshit.
The former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis staked his political career on getting a deal with the European Union – and lost. Now, as Theresa May enters the Brexit endgame, he looks back at the […]
On this episode, Nate is joined by systems ecologist William E. Rees. Professor Rees outlines why most of the challenges facing humanity and the biosphere have a common origin – ecological overshoot. Bill also unpacks […]
Silicon Valley Bank collapsed last month because there was a run on the bank and they didn’t have the assets to cover their customers deposits. They were trading insolvent, in other words, even though they […]