Modern life seems to encourage acceleration for the sake of acceleration – to what end?
Technology has made many aspects of daily life much easier. So why do we still feel so overwhelmed?
An audio version of an in depth article about the 18th century Enlightenment thinkers who promoted the potato as a way to build a healthy and productive society.
The socialist traffic symbol Ampelmann, seen here in Berlin, constitutes an international brand empire. In the age of mass consumerism, what’s behind a nostalgia for socialist symbols and the sugarcoating of socialist regimes?
In the age of rampant consumerism, there is nonetheless an odd nostalgia for socialist regimes and symbols. What does it mean?
Lithuania’s soldiers are seen during a celebration of Lithuanian Independence Day in Vilnius, Lithuania, on March 11, 2018. The country was marking the 28th anniversary of its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
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A stint teaching university students in Lithuania leaves a longtime economics professor optimistic about the future of Eastern Europe as it continues its transition to a free-market economy.
Karl Marx Monument in Chemnitz, in eastern Germany.
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A scholar of literary radicalism asks whether Marx's writings are at all relevant to the world's struggles with inequality today and why he's no longer being relegated to the dustbin of history.
Thinking with Karl Marx on his 200th birthday means recognising the importance of thought.
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, Christopher Wylie.
The routine gathering and monetisation of vast amounts of personal data has been normalised.
Some say the gig economy is capitalism's final victory, but maybe it's not.
Work dominates many of our lives, often in ways that are detrimental to our health and well-being.
Today’s youth are increasingly rejecting capitalism.
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The recent March for Our Lives showed just how unsatisfied American youth are with their leaders. Recent polls suggest the economic system may be the next item on their agenda.
Not creepy at all.
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Slacktivism won't cut it in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Earth has limited resources, so we can't keep using them up. We need to look post-growth.
Crypto billionaires enjoy their Caribbean playground but poorer locals with little knowledge of the tech are excluded.
"Critique of Black Reason" offers readers insight into how the construction of race and racism underpins our understanding of modernity.
Wealth managers are playing an increasing role in determining what social causes are funded and how.
There is enormous pressure on young people to strive, perform and achieve. And the data indicate that many are struggling to cope.
The Victorian idea of Christmas pre-dates Dickens. What the writer did was bring an essentially rural celebration into an urban setting.
Putting money into the hands of local communities will be a more useful antidote to the whims of world capitalism.
The thing in Stranger Things 2
Stranger Things 2 finds its monsters in Reagan-era capitalism. It is required viewing for socialists this Halloween.
Governments gently cajoling people towards better life choices is only one side of the nudge theory.