Karl Marx

AI Won't Save Us From Pointless Jobs Unless We Let It

In his amusing but all-too-real essay On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs, anthropologist David Graeber argues that an epidemic of made-up jobs is subjecting grave psychological harm on the populous. “It’s as if someone were out there making up pointless jobs just for the sake of keeping us all …

Basic Income

The Sad Saps of Neoliberal Reddit Trying to Make Globalism Cool Again

“If this post gets 10,000 upvotes, I’ll get Mutti tattooed on my ass!” announced Reddit user Errk_ fu in June, linking to a portrait of Angela Merkel.<p>…

Liberal View

Take a look inside an abandoned $35M Communist monument

There's an abandoned monument in Bulgaria filled with communist propaganda. Earlier this year, a group of adventurers visited the monument and documented their experience on YouTube at "Exploring the Unbeaten Path." Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Welcome to Buzludzha Monument — a historical …

Archaeology

Brexit Bulletin: Surrender and Scheduling

<i>Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.</i><p>The flagship Brexit bill continues its slow journey through …

Brexit

Goldman Sachs to have Labour over for tea as City seeks warmer ties

LONDON (Reuters) - The British Labour Party's would-be finance minister, John McDonnell, has accepted an invitation for talks at the Wall Street bank …

John McDonnell

Charles Darwin’s Grandfather Was Famous For His Poems About Plant Sex

Literature

The Rise of Progressivism

The Rise Of Progressivism<br>(Image by The Political Hawk) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Last year the Western world was dominated by the far …

Liberal View

The Coming Constitutional Crisis

<i>Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy,</i> …

Liberal View

Goldman Sachs Is Coming for Tea and Cookies With U.K.'s Labour

U.K. Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is preparing to meet Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in a further sign that companies are starting to take seriously …

John McDonnell

Parshat Mikeitz: Jews and Economics

We know that Jews have won a disproportionate number of Nobel Prizes: over twenty per cent of them from a group that represents 0.2 per cent of the …

Jewish Culture

EC struggle veteran Makhalima honoured with Ubuntu award

Eastern Cape struggle veteran and former ANC MPL Mfengu Makhalima was honoured at the weekend with an award previously bestowed on the likes of …

News (South Africa)

24 Very Good Boys From Tumblr

So many good boys so little time.

German Philosophy

Where’s the Omelet?

Whatever Republicans think having Roy Moore in the Senate will accomplish, it isn’t worth it.<p>‘He didn’t win, did he?”<p>Some of you will remember that …

Conservative View

Son of famed Colorado concert promoter ready to etch his own name in Red Rocks history on New Year’s Eve

Concert promoter Tyler Fey stepped out of his car into a crisp Monday morning at Red Rocks’ upper parking lot. As the son of famed concert promoter …

Axl Rose

These 6 London Pubs Are Also Theaters

01 of 06<p>Founded in 1970 as the first pub theatre since Shakespeare's day, the King's Head Theatre Pub on Islington's lively Upper Street is a …

London

Collective Intelligence Will End Identity-based Politics - Facts So Romantic

The Canadian poet Dennis Lee once wrote that the consolations of existence might be improved if we thought, worked, and lived as though we were …

Intelligence

Vancouver Study Shows Why Seattle's HALA Is Doomed To Fail

by Charles MudedeGoing up now, Bjarke Ingels' Vancouver House: "Think of Vancouver House as a giant curtain, at the moment of being pulled back to …

Seattle

book review: Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason

150 years ago, Karl Marx wrote a book called <i>Capital</i> and provided what is probably the most important analysis of political economy ever published. …

German Philosophy

Are Economic Crises Inherent to Market Economies?

By: Jesús Huerta de Soto <br>It is interesting to note that Marx, in his analysis of the capitalist economic system, basically concentrates on the study …

Economics

Egypt's War on Books

How far will Abdel Fattah el-Sisi go to stifle dissent?<p>There was once a time when school children would hang out at the Al-Karama library in Cairo’s bustling, impoverished Dar El Salam neighborhood. They sought escape from the polluted drudgery of slum life, or just a safe space to finish their …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Red meds

Neo-Marxists intend to turn capitalism into a disease<p>In November’s <i>Lancet</i>, editor Dr Richard Horton has liberated his esteemed medical journal from the shackles of science by inviting us to resurrect Karl Marx as the saviour of medicine. His <i>paean</i> to Marx is a confusing blancmange of naïve …

Jacinda Ardern

Is financial stress the secret to success? ‘A Christmas Carol’ suggests it is

Karl Marx was so broke in 1859 he couldn’t afford the postage stamps to mail off his new manuscript, leading the philosopher to lament, “I don’t …

Business

Can the American Left Be Resurrected?

From Paul Craig Roberts Website<p>How Do We Make Society Better? Left vs. Right<br>(Image by YouTube, Channel: PragerU) Permission Details DMCA<p>- …

Liberal View

The Oldest Items in 13 Wonderfully Specific Libraries

We asked these unique libraries about their oldest holdings and got delightfully diverse answers.<p>Some of the world’s best, most interesting libraries …

Culture

Fiery Knesset debate over courts using more Jewish law gets out of hand

MKs unleash verbal assault on committee chairman Slomiansky.<p>The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee had to take a mid-session timeout on …

World News

Emerging Futures: A Verso Bookshelf

In this moment of wide-scale rejection of establishment politics and the global rise of a right wing populist movement, we need utopian and radical …

Commies suck

Posted December 05, 2017 11:04 AM by Jen Kuznicki<p>Roger Viollet Collection<p>Font Size<br>• A<br>• A<br>• A<p>Print Images<p>Just look around you. People are staying out of …

Conservative View

The Master Class on the Make | Andrew Hartman

In December 1992, an obscure academic journal published an article by economists Alexander Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen, titled “The Public Choice Theory …

Fascism

Sorry, Tesla And Bitcoin: The Societal Merits Of An Asset Never Exempts It From Traditional Valuation Metrics In The Long-Term

The societal merit of a asset does not exempt is from traditional valuation metrics.<p>The broader markets have similar characteristics to 2001 and …

Business

Liberals are the new conservatives - Salon.com

Joel Garreau, in his bestselling book, famously identified the “nine nations of North America,” separating each nation not according to geographical borders, but cultural and economic characteristics.<p>Within the United States, there are now two dominant nations — America and Murica. My next-door …

U.S. Politics