Monthly Archives: June 2016

Understanding the complex military & industrial reach of the Bechtel corporation.

“Investigative reporter Sally Denton explores the long reach of the construction and engineering corporate giant Bechtel – across continents and decades of infrastructure and military projects, and into the policies and positions of the US government itself – and explains … Continue reading

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The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens

“Since the Reagan administration, demands for smaller, more efficient government have driven privatization and outsourcing of programs once handled by federal, state, and local governments. In The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens Daniel Hatcher, Professor of … Continue reading

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Can we design sociotechnical systems that don’t suck?

“I’m going to teach a new course this fall, tentatively titled “Technology and Social Change”. It’s going to include an examination of the four levers of social change Larry Lessig suggests in Code and which I’ve been exploring as possible … Continue reading

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governance of and by platforms

“Platforms rose up out of the exquisite chaos of the web. They were inspired by the freedom it promised, but they also had distinct and more guarded uses in mind. But as these platforms grew, the chaos they intended to … Continue reading

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Weimar America?

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The (Im)possibility of Politics in Nick Land

Originally posted on synthetic zerø:
so i’m thinking about some of the arguments from a text on the role of the american state in the 20th c., esp w/ respect to US’ informal empire.  part of the argument that i see…

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Financialisation, politics & the future of socialism: A conversation in Seattle with Casey Jaywork

Originally posted on Yanis Varoufakis:
In April 2016, in the context of a talk I gave in Seattle’s City Hall, Casey Jaywork (of the  Seattle Weekly) and I had this conversation. For Casey’s site click here. Or… CJ: We in Seattle…

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