“Platform Capitalism is, of course, underpinned by the value of our data. Targeting people using their data is not the exception, it is the whole point. It is targeting that enables data to be turned […]
Substitute Brexit and Remain and you have the same story. We let ourselves for emotional reasons and political laziness accept binary decisions. The world is not black and white or Manichean as the intellectuals call […]
This is problem with what used to called “balanced journalism”: serve elite interests and maintain public trust. As the elite moves towards the neo-liberal creed of winner take all, this practice has been jettisoned. Mill has […]
A wide ranging lecture by George Monbiot that ticks almost all boxes.
David Beer looks at various apsects of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and considers some solutions to the problems posed by social media. Read here
Why was austerity popular? “Many people would argue that the macroeconomic case for fiscal stimulus was complex, while simple analogies between governments and households were easier to grasp. However I have also argued that the […]
“At what point did politics move from being a competing narrative of possible futures and become instead the wasteland of our sub-conscious fears exploited for a lucrative buck by Etonian snake-oil salesmen?” Read here
The main difference between the media in the United States and the EU is that here two journalists who tried to report the non-corporate-media side of the story were recently murdered. Read here
An excellent interview with Michael Hudson. The interview starts with Trump, but quickly moves on.