Articles tagged capitalism

Pondering Life Post-Capitalism in ‘Four Futures’

Can markets be separated from capitalism? From money? From the disenfranchising effects of equating social power with money?

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The Market Knows All and Sees All

Renowned theologian Harvey Cox examines contemporary belief and modern America gods: Market, DOW, Nasdaq, and more in The Market As God.

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‘Star Trek’: Space-Time Compression and the Eventual Death of Money

Did Gene Roddenberry realize how “Marx-like” the world he imagined was?

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The Absolution of Paul Theroux’s ‘Saint Jack’ in a World Lacking Irony

The narrative of Paul Theroux's (and later Peter Bogdanovich's) Saint Jack offers a palliative to the high-priced hedonism taking place in an American-owned compound in Singapore.

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Arundhati Roy and John Cusack Discuss What’s Rotten in the Political Left

Things That Can and Cannot Be Said assembles a cast of whistleblowers and dissidents to discuss the security state, the Lifestyle Wars, and the demise of the Left.

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We Still Want Everything: The Politicisation of Anti-work

Less work, more pay, more leisure, guaranteed income -- We Want Everything sends a stirring reminder that these are not new demands.

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Socialist Solutions for America’s Problems

A growing array of America’s leading thinkers and activists have gone from critiquing the excesses of capitalism to charting the future of American socialism.

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‘Music and Capitalism’ Tunes in to Some Hardcore Numbers

Timothy Taylor gives us a sobering look at the history and state of the music business, through the lens of capitalism.

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And: Phenomenology of the End by Franco Berardi

Imagine orienting yourself on a map, scratching a red "X" to mark your location, and then realizing how precarious your position is, how perilously far you are from where you want to be.

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On the Aggressive, Hilarious Theorizing in ‘Censorship Now!!’

Ian F. Svenonius' is a refreshing voice amidst the irony-addled sad-sack defeatism of postmodernity.

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The Creep of Neoliberalism’s Effects Are Explored in ‘Disaster Capitalism’

A cool, hard look at the global structures that profit from those of us who are most vulnerable.

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What Can Mushrooms Tell Us About the End of Capitalism?

An anthropologist ties together mushrooms, salvage accumulation, and the end of capitalism’s progress narrative.

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The Dardennes’ Laboring Body in ‘Two Days, One Night’

Although one might hesitate to call this a propaganda film for labor, it nonetheless expresses concern for those who labor by exploring how precarious working conditions affect one’s daily lives.

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Exposing the Dark Side of Philanthro-capitalism

In The New Prophets of Capital, Nicole Aschoff makes clear that there is something new, pervasive, and anti-democratic going on that we ignore at our peril.

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What Is Not Erased: Kafka and Lynch and Their Gift of Death

Eraserhead is very much of the same ilk as The Metamorphosis, and could be described to be a dark(er) twin of that novella.

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Rounding Up the Gang: ‘The Left Hemisphere: Mapping Critical Theory Today’

Razmig Keucheyan's expansive, global survey of critical theory provides an ideal primer for anyone willing to risk diving in to the eddying flows of anti-capitalist thought.

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Robber Barons and Meth Empires: Heisenberg and the American Dream

Looking at Heisenberg through the lens of capitalism, what he does and accomplishes is remarkable in comparison to what we see happen on a daily basis these days.

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Standing at the Edge of a Cliff: China in Two Books

Like the scene in romantic movies where two lovers see each other from across a crowded room and begin running towards one another, culturally the US seems to be rushing towards China as fast as China is rushing towards the US.

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The Survival of the Industrial Sonic in a Deindustrialized West

In the '90s, industrial music crossed over into the mainstream with heavy guitar and massive personalities, but blue collar labor itself was disappearing...

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The Shadows of Consumption by by Peter Dauvergne

Dauvergne acknowledges that globalization isn’t just about making life better; it’s about making boatloads of money.

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