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 […]
Liberal values? European values? Viktor Orban represents the only values that count in the EU: Neo-liberalism. What the authors meticulously avoid is that Orban’s policies are exactly what the EU wants of him. Orban is […]
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
Stine Jensen is a Danish philosopher who lives in the Netherlands, a country and people that are not afraid of big or new ideas. We travelled to meet Jensen to learn about the importance philosophy […]
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.