U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to the White House on May 13, 2019. Strongmen like Orbán are increasingly gaining ground as the death knell sounds for liberal democracy.
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Liberal democracy is in trouble, and the seeds of its demise can be found in the property rights so cherished by so-called liberals generations ago.
The current system drives social injustice and environmental destruction, a new approach to address both is called for.
Free office food isn’t there just to fill your belly.
From Ford to Facebook, companies have long used benefits to mold employee behavior – even incentivizing the 'right' kind of lifestyle.
Humankind already has the knowledge to make sustainable and socially just ways of living on this planet possible. But new types of design and economics are needed for anything to change.
Greta Thunberg leading a march in Hamburg, Germany.
How can the climate strikers' demands of system change be met?
John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech inspired the modern consumer rights movement.
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JFK pushed consumer rights to the top of the national agenda in 1962, leading to a raft of new laws offering new protections. But without enforcement, such rights are meaningless.
A rally celebrating the second anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, March 18, 2016.
Almost one-third of countries around the world are authoritarian regimes with the trappings of democracy. Their bad behavior poses a threat to real democracies, as the United States recently learned.
Studies have shown that people perceive, select and evaluate shared experiences in a similar way to commercial offers.
The sharing economy is often romanticised as a shift away from the evils of capitalism to a more communal and socially conscious way of life. But is this simply clever marketing?
The typical suburban backyard of the future?
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The average consumerist suburban lifestyle is unsustainable. But what if affluent suburbanites and battlers alike ditch the rat race and embrace economic 'degrowth'? Here's how it might unfold.
Britain – and many other countries – is facing an acute care crisis that is inextricably linked to the entrenchment of neoliberalism.
Valuing nature is hardly natural.
Does a greener future lie ahead?
Brexit is a looming crisis but the ensuing chaos is an opportunity to create a radical alternative vision for the UK. Degrowth is the future we need.
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The WWF's report avoids the C-word – here's why that matters.
No industry should be considered too big to fail, including the auto industry.
Ensuring no industry becomes too big to fail can be achieved by changing the way companies are run. The aim is to develop a sustainable model for corporations.
A street art mural representing the innovative scientist Marie Curie, by French graffiti mural artist C215 (Christian Guemy) in Vitry-sur-Seine, France, on 24 Dec 2015.
To become a successful innovator, follow Marie Curie, Mahatma Gandhi and today's female social entrepreneurs -- focus on ideas and social value, not money.
Wolves on Wall Street, but perhaps the time of shareholders’ rule is drawing to an end.
Over two centuries, capitalist ethos has swung from profit-taking for the few, to a distribution of wealth to the many, and back again. Is the pendulum poised to swing once more?
A Green Bay Packers fan wears a cheese hat reading ‘NFL Owner’ – a nod to the fans’ public ownership of the franchise.
Many Americans seem to like seeing communist ideas in action, but have a visceral reaction to the word ‘communism.’ Might it be time to refresh an old ideology with a new set of terms?
‘Computer, compose tweet.’
Our 'Tony Stark' image of tech moguls is obscuring the talent and toil of ordinary workers, and inflating the egos of the bosses.
Hannah Shaw (Kitten Lady), with Instagram influencer BriAnne Wills (@girlsandtheircats) at a marketing event in New York, Feb. 2018.
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Although some social media users are able to monetize their social media "likes," much of the pursuit of popularity amounts to nothing and instead turns us into pawns for political and commercial uses
A look at Hajj-going among British Muslims shows how modern transport and marketisation have led to huge changes.