Where’s the appeal in watching a group of obnoxious, pampered, backstabbing siblings?
Do the show’s fans secretly identify with the characters’ pursuit of power and pleasure?
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What does Karl Marx have to say about climate change? Quite a lot, according to a new book.
Achieving greater transparency and accountability in democratic governance and in capitalist economics must occur simultaneously.
Raymond W. Baker says the estimated hundreds of billions of dollars in hidden wealth a decade ago has skyrocketed to trillions today.
While young folks may view revolutions as more exciting than reforms, we need our future leaders to be open to the reality that meaningful and lasting change will be incremental.
How can Generation Z serve as effective agents of economic reform in a system they don’t believe in?
The treasurer has outlined a blueprint for an economy that will solve problems while still looking after the people at its centre. And despite the detractors, there is much to be said for it.
Margot, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, is important because viewers without much experience with fine dining culture, or who empathize with criticisms of it, can relate to her.
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The Menu’s real horror comes from the ways food, eating, and cooking lose their carnal pleasures under capitalism.
Abnormally high market prices funnel wealth from consumers to owners of large companies.
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Prices are up to five times higher than the raw costs of production for many of the goods and services we all need.
At corporations and organizations like universities, policies meant to promote equity, diversity and inclusion are being used to enhance wealth and status.
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Equity, diversity and inclusion policies are being used to obtain status and financial benefit. It’s the very antithesis of EDI as a tool for democratic and equitable citizenship.
A worker shovels charcoal at the at Al-Hattab production facility in the Gaza Strip.
‘Late capitalism’ is referenced in books, articles and as a trending meme. But what are the origins of the term – and what does it describe?
Labour’s share of national income has declined since the 1970s, but there is no sense of any permanent trend.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, heads the closing session of the COP27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
The absence of norms defining the common good and the insufficient place of scientific arguments in the democratic debate weaken the capacity of liberalism to face global threats.
Forest fire in Spain, July 2022.
We don’t really know how much companies care about the environment.
Labor-saving technologies have not afforded workers more leisure time.
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What if the best parts of two competing visions for a solution were brought together?
A vendor in South Africa’s Alexandra with the backdrop of the Sandton Towers, one of Africa’s most prestigious shopping centres.
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Social protection on its own doesn’t shift the dial. Radical economic policies are needed to tackle poverty and inequality.
The 1994 movie ‘Clerks’ was one of many ‘Slacker films’ that were made in the 1990s.
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A range of films spanning different eras confronts viewers with the same question: ‘What if all that hard work isn’t really worth it?’
Peter Thiel: his plan to build a bunker-type lodge in remote NZ was stymied.
Douglas Rushkoff’s Survival of the Richest is less about tech billionaires and their ‘bonkers’ escape plans than it is an entertaining primer on the various ills of late capitalism.
Alex Bird (second from the left) and his siblings from the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation were among the first students to attend this public school, near Prince George, B.C., in the early 1910s.
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In B.C., residential school principals sat on public school boards, and some Indigenous children even attended public schools. Understanding such links matters for truth and reconciliation.
Chief Aùtshumao! Francisco MacKenzie (front) protests the Amazon headquarters development in Cape Town.
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The British empire brought the practice of commons enclosure to Africa to claim land. Its effects continue today at sites like the Liesbeek River in Cape Town.
Members of the Forward Marching Band perform at a HONK! Festival in Somerville, Massachusetts, on Oct. 7, 2017.
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Organizers across the US are finding innovative grassroots strategies for helping people thrive. Many of these ventures emphasize working together as part of communities and collective systems.
Heat 2, the literary sequel to Michael Mann’s classic cops-and-robbers film, is weird. Would it stand alone as a novel? Possibly not. But reading it is an incredibly pleasurable experience.