For some people, the decision over how to dispose of their body represents one last adventure – and one last consumer choice, a scholar explains.
You may feel little sympathy for people in the top bracket of earnings, but don’t let that stop you reading. Like it or not, their views and actions matter to everyone
Ayn Rand’s dystopian fable about government meddling in free-market arrangements remains hugely influential, including with Elon Musk. Donald Trump, too, is an Ayn Rand fan. Why is she so popular?
A scholar of yoga and meditation explains how yoga is part of humanity’s global heritage and what can be learned from its long and complex global history.
The Scottish economist dedicated his life’s work to understanding the consequences – moral, social and political – of capitalism. Both neoliberals and leftwingers claim his legacy.
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.
In this time of unrest, insecurity and fear, unions and their new, more diverse leadership offer a path to improving workers’ rights and repairing deep social and economic inequalities.
While neoliberalism has allowed U.S. markets to grow, the resultant stunted public health system left Americans to figure out how to protect themselves from COVID-19 and its fallout on their own.
The Democratic Alliance posters were not a bolt from the blue. They were consistent with messages the party’s current leadership has been sending out for some time.
In a new survey, Australians report a reduction in the quality and size of their friendships, not just during lockdowns, but months after they end.
It’s easy to assume that the practice has few, if any, downsides. But a new study explored some of its social repercussions.
A British literature scholar explains how philosopher John Locke’s theory of selfhood will not help the pandemic recovery, if individuals fail to see themselves as interconnected.
The word, which roughly translates to considering the needs of society above your own, has become a buzzword in Denmark.
Fostering an independent spirit and divergent thinking is useful economically, but may hinder rapid collective action and coordination.
Are we all in this together? Or looking after numero uno? Messages about isolation need to appeal to Australia’s individualistic culture - and they don’t have to come from the top.
As the coronavirus spreads far and wide, a political philosopher argues that it is a time to understand that the idea of individual happiness does not work without thinking of the larger good.
We need to tackle individualism to tackle climate change.
From eating less meat to foregoing flying, individual obligations make up our understanding of how to fight climate change, letting polluters off the hook and stifling real change.
Children in countries like South Korea and Russia are more obedient, while American kids tend to be more self-indulgent.
Self-help books can help us get through difficult times by telling us we have the agency to take control. But this method can also ignore structural inequities and negatively influence public policy.