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Manufacturing Acquiescence

We live in a second Gilded Age where fabulous wealth and grinding poverty exist uneasily.┬áIn this milieu, American elites have largely come to rely on advertising, public relations and propaganda, rather than force, as a means of controlling a restless … Continue reading

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Primitive Accumulation

I’m fascinated by neoliberalism and the worship of the market. I’m especially interested in the intellectual underpinnings of this ideology and how it became our de facto religion. In his new book: Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: … Continue reading

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TINA

The phrase “there is no alternative,’ proclaimed by Margaret Thatcher about the superiority of neo-liberal capitalism, always pissed me off. I wasn’t very old or sophisticated but I knew it was bullshit. I mean fuck! there are lots of alternatives. … Continue reading

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