Monthly Archives: November 2015

Revolts of Futures Past: Cycles of Struggle, Technology and Neoliberalism

In a previous essay, “Technology and the Path Dependency of Capitalism”, I looked at the way that capitalism exhibits a very specific paradox, one whose intricacy is forming into one of the key political questions currently facing us.  At the … Continue reading

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Latour on Paris Attacks

Originally posted on Installing (Social) Order:
Latour on Paris Attacks:  What is so discouraging about the terrorist acts is that our discussion of what motivated the operations is as insane as the acts themselves. With each attack of this nature,…

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Uberty Readings for Inventing the Future

http://uberty.org/items/recommended/nick-srnicek-and-alex-williams-inventing-the-future/ via https://syntheticedifice.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/reinventing-the-future/

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Bernie Sanders on Democratic Socialism

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Blog #74 – On the Relevance of Herbert Marcuse Today

Originally posted on Peter Marcuse's Blog:
Blog #74 – On The Relevance of Herbert Marcuse Today: NOTE: This Blog #74 is a short piece on the relevance of Herbert Marcuse’s work of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s to the…

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Socialism, Reform, and Revolution

In the United States, the trajectory of mainstream politics has gone in strange directions. At the dawn of the “post-Obama” age, everything seems like it’s up for grabs. On the Right side of the spectrum, we’ve watched a disjointed spectacle: … Continue reading

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Flooding Europe with Democracy? Yanis Varoufakis

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Technology and Capitalist Path Dependency

In Inventing the Future, Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams lay out four basic demands through which, they argue, that the radical Left can utilize to rebuild the future that has been voided by capitalism (particularly in its virulent neoliberal mode). … Continue reading

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Shadow Sovereigns: how global corporations are seizing power

“Can Progressives slow the success of neo-liberalism? In recent years links between big business and government have become stronger and more far-reaching than ever, impeding the possibility for progress. Ahead of the Spanish elections and climate change negotiations, Susan George … Continue reading

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Antonio Negri on the Flux of Life Itself

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