The party of government in Scotland has strayed from its ‘social democratic’ vision and desperately needs a new approach to solving inequalities across society.
Love Island has faced past criticism for not promoting sustainable lifestyles.
Sustainable fashion collaborations show that living an eco-friendly life can be fun - here’s how popular shows can help dismantle consumerism altogether.
Technological innovation can indeed be beneficial for the working class.
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The narrative of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is more aspiration than reality.
Tintoretto’s Susanna and the Elders. ‘Men look at women,’ writes Berger. ‘Women watch themselves being looked at.’
John Berger’s Ways of Seeing has been described as art history’s equivalent of Mao’s Little Red Book. It changed how we look at art.
Companies need to reset their mission so that profitability is a means to an end - the organisation’s social purpose - not an end in itself is essential.
An Instacart worker loads groceries into her car for home delivery. There is a strong argument to be made that gig work is false self-employment, meaning that workers are not actually freelance.
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Feudalism has been replaced by capitalism, and the new villeiny — or neo-villeiny — has emerged to reflect a relationship between a worker and an organization.
Plastic waste is a huge problem. To fix it, we need systemic change, not just a focus on picking it up or recycling plastic once it becomes rubbish.
Some Bitcoin evangelists see the currency as an answer to problems that plague society.
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With mantras, a mysterious founder and promises of societal salvation, there are echoes of religious traditions in the cryptocurrency.
Black Friday traditionally marks the beginning of the Christmas retail season.
It’s hypocritical for retailers to make carbon pledges with one hand and continue pushing consumerism with the other.
The commentary made by the hit show may seem absurd, but it’s uncomfortably close to the truth.
In the hit Korean Netflix show ‘Squid Game,’ players are required to sign dubiously ethical contracts as their lives are assigned monetary value.
The show is violent fantasy emerging from the desperation experienced by those in crippling debt.
The unanticipated popularity of the Korean show ‘Squid Game’ highlights our relationship to debt and capitalism, but the contradictions extend beyond the show itself.
Investors look at stock index screen in Beijing in 2009.
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What does communism 2.0 mean for democracy?
Afrofuturist’s work is rooted in the desire to transform the present for Black people. Here actor Mouna Traoré in ‘Brown Girl Begins’ (2017) directed by Sharon Lewis set in a post-apocalyptic version of Toronto.
Afrofuturist’s work is rooted in the desire to transform the present for Black people. To do so, they imagine a reality in which Black people are the agents of their own story, countering histories that discount and dismiss them.
The last frontier.
In a world where transhumanists seek to use technology to save humanity, and even to defeat death, surfing reminds humans of our staggering insignificance.
An unemployed man collects trash for resale in Diepsloot Johannesburg. Calls are growing for a basic income grant for poor South Africans.
Basic income must be embedded within a broader strategy of economic reform, aimed at increasing the social wage and improving working conditions.
Whether the conservative target is critical race theory, anti-racism, Black Lives Matter movements or anything else — the problem will remain until we remove diversity from the solution pile.
Critical race theory has simply become the latest target of white supremacy. But as you may guess, CRT is not the problem. The problem is diversity.
Now is not the time for rocket men to abandon spaceship Earth.
A woman sweeps outside her shack in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. South Africa is among the most unequal societies in the world.
Rethinking capitalism requires that the primary focus should be on the distribution of economic power as the potential leading causal factor driving inequality.
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The line between what is normal and what is pathological has blurred. We risk our collective sanity and our planet if we stick to business as usual.
If rules generate ways of seeing the world, why not change the rules?
The tabletop role-playing game scene once epitomized by ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ has seen new game genres emerge where people experiment and play with solutions to structural inequalities.