Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow ( is a science fiction author, activist and journalist. He is the author of many books, most recently RADICALIZED and WALKAWAY, science fiction for adults; CHOKEPOINT CAPITALISM, nonfiction about monopoly and creative labor markets; IN REAL LIFE, a graphic novel; and the picture book POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER. His latest novel is ATTACK SURFACE, a standalone adult sequel to LITTLE BROTHER. In 2020, he was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.


Yanis Varoufakis’s “Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism?”

Now, in Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism, Yanis Varoufakis – the “libertarian Marxist” former finance minister of Greece – makes an excellent case that capitalism died a decade ago, turning into a new form of feudalism: technofeudalism:

October 5, 2023

Luddite Leader

Brian Merchant’s “Blood In the Machine”

Luddites are not – and have never been – anti-technology. Rather, they are pro-human, and see production as a means to an end: broadly shared prosperity.

September 27, 2023

homeless bear

Why are so many Californians homeless?

12% of Americans live in California – but 30% of homeless Americans, and 50% of unsheltered Americans, call California “home.”

July 13, 2023

Alissa Quart’s ‘Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream’

In Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream, Alissa Quart – director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project – addresses the meritocratic delusion of the “self-made man,”….

April 11, 2023