Society cannot function without myths.
America At 400: 1619-2019
“America has turned its back on some of its best achievements, and never showed the courage (or desire) to completely distance itself from some of the worst practices of its past”.
The Ecstasy And The Agony Of Power
“2016 â€” the big bang of the right wing populism â€” was a septic shock to the system with compromised immunity.”
The Simulated Devil’s Playground
“Camouflaging liminality as an escape route from marginality in todayâ€™s America has the sole purpose of reconciling the interests of billionaires with those of the marginalized sector of its population.”
Deal With It: On Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And ‘Irredeemable’ Capitalism
“Moderate is not a stance.”
We Need To Learn To Speak Again
“Why does it appear impossible to dispute obvious lies and falsehoods with simple and self-evident truths?”
The Genesis Of Governmentality And The Great Flood Of Arbitrariness
“At the end, it is down to a binary choice between two alternatives, neither one of which would have been found acceptable if they had been subjected to free (and/or intelligent) choice.”
The Gods Must Be Crazy: The Rise Of The Primitive Society Of The Future
Modernity in its later phase reads like mankindâ€™s love affair with authority.
It Is The Eleventh Hour For White American Males
“A collateral damage of capitalismâ€™s global triumph, beaten in just about any game that matters, even the ones they invented, they are joining the ranks of excess population facing a threat of irreversible social displacement and marginalization.”
Too Much Finance
Itâ€™s heartening to see mainstream economists advancing from broad-brush findings thatÂ Too Much FinanceÂ is bad to more finely detailed accounts ofÂ howÂ itâ€™s bad.
Markups Everywhere: The Evidence Is Compelling That Weâ€™re All Getting Fleeced
“The fact of monopoly markups has been obvious to Buffett and the big banks for years. Now the academic evidence seems to be catching up.”
A Decade Of Counterfactual Reality Or How To Quiet A Vampire Of History (15 September 2008, Ten Years Later)
“$7 trillion was the price that had to be paid for suspending the crushing force of gravity that would have otherwise caused the collapse of the entire capitalist system.”
Complexity Curse: From Low Productivity To Social Fragmentation
“Politics has become a problem instead of a solution.”
The Poverty Of Tech And The Tech Of Poverty
It was one of those rainy and damp days, I was finding my way out of the F-train subway on Bergen St. in Brooklyn. On the mezzanine level, in the corner of the stairwell, I noticed a young man, couldnâ€™t have been much older than 30….
Look! Egregious Inequality In America
Fortunately, I know just the man to fix this problem…
American Corrida And The Reconstitution Of The State
“We have reached the point of self-intoxication when inner contradictions of the system, which previously could be temporarily ignored, are taking over. The system has exhausted itself â€“ it has collapsed under its own weight.”
‘Capitalist Suicide’: What’s Wrong With This Chart?
Grab the torches and the pitchforks.
For The First Time In Modern History, A Better Future Is Not The Base Case
“For any ideology the gradient between the present and the future has always had to be positive.”
One Hundred Years Of Solitude: 1917 â€” 2017
“Extrapolation of the capitalist experience so far indicates that it is working for a progressively smaller segment of its population. At some point, its main problem will have to become its legitimation in the context of liberal democratic mode of social organization.”
Criminalization Of The Globe And Globalization Of Crime
“As a form of collateral/insurance creditors have been or will be granted access to domestic policy and guaranteed influence over decision making institutions in general. In this way, global oligarchy becomes a stake holder in the US government. This is where things become complicated further and problems deeper.”
“This is the most amazing thing about capitalism, which transcends anything seenÂ acrossÂ different ideologies, religions or philosophical systems. It has a metabolism of a super-adaptive virus, an absolutely magical property.”
The Politics Of Time
“Money confuses time with itself â€” money culture recognizes no currency but its own. Waiting is assigned to the poor and powerless so as to ritualistically reinforce social and political demarcation.”
A Brief History Of The Next 30 Years
“Capitalism is exiting the historical scene. However, before it disappears, capitalism will continue to inhabit the world of undead.”
Guest Post: Heroin & Non-Consensual Capitalism
“Three decades of heroin price history parallel the transformation of the neoliberal state and society. It tells an interesting story of business, politics, economics, globalization, and governmentality.”