Without capitalist realism, what would a just society really look like?
Inside this brick storefront, something much more radical is brewing: a business model that could upend the traditional capitalistic business structure.
Douglas Rushkoff is an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in a digital age. Before our season break, enjoy this casual chat between Douglas and Vicki.
The book Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change in Cuba: Adaptation and Management (2021) traced the highly successful source of the island nation’s efforts to the way it put human welfare above property.
The end of growth and the ensuing long decline, which is already well underway in overdeveloped societies, will punch an enormous hole in the collective consciousness of the West.
It is well past the time to face hard decisions of how to reduce obscene levels of corporate production instead of fiddling with perpetual energy fantasies while the planet burns.
If future historians wish to find some silver lining in COVID-19, the rise in mutualism in response to the shut-downs and dislocations it made necessary may be a good candidate.
In the face of environmental collapse, deepening inequalities and capitalism in crisis, resisting violence effectively requires rethinking its meanings and challenging its hegemonic constructions.
That an economic activity has to be profitable is considered a truism, something taken for granted and not reflected upon. But what if the opposite is the case?
In the countryside, one lives on the means of production, making food and energy sovereignty that much easier to achieve.
In today’s somewhat bleak political landscape, we need to get serious about building strong counterweights to the power of extractive rentier capital.
A glimpse at the headlines surrounding the upcoming presidential election in the U.S. reveals how we are still largely governed by the old dichotomy of business vs. society.