We need not lose sight of the true meaning of a holiday, where we socially waste our time together to eat, drink, and be merry. So, I ask you, as this year comes to a close, to not forget to come in and know me better, man!
In other words, information becomes an asset in the service of economic growth—just like our very interactions with one another on social media have been turned into economic activity.
Mutual aid is a concept and practice that has come up many times in the stories we tell on The Response — so we thought it would be helpful to devote an entire episode to exploring what mutual aid is with someone who is deeply immersed in it on the ground.
Nobody owns the land. Nobody has title to create scarcity in order to increase personal wealth. Nobody can take without giving back.
Capitalism is facing a structural crisis. It is no longer capable of organizing the production and distribution of goods that people need. Its logic of profit and capital accumulation prevent us from having a more just and egalitarian society.
The project of direct democracy, of which reason and rational deliberation are an inseparable part, has to be made appealing and desirable for a growing amount of people.
Once the paucity of this cheap world is made plain, once the naked emperor is publicly called a cheated imbecile, once the grubbiness of what shows up in those priority mail deliveries is clearly revealed, maybe, just maybe, the privileged will then notice the rest of the misery embodied in their spending…
Five decades have passed since publication of the study The Limits To Growth. The more time passes, the more it is recognized as the work that profoundly shook the economic foundations of the modern world and its worldview
This whole machinery of human needs, your whole 88-key piano of exquisite emotional subtleties, the poetry and art of us… is all being gamed by the consumption algorithm.
We have the technology, the resources, the imagination and the political measures to achieve this goal, but will it be possible with our business as usual painted green?
What is the dark side of the energy transition — particularly for the Global South and Indigenous communities?
Knowledge may not be power, but should the future ‘become what it must’, the process of building power will have been one of building knowledge.