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Death Eaters In The White House

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

If you had any doubt that Donald Trump is a Death Eater, consider all that the Groper in Chief and his circle of Dementors have done in the space of just three short weeks.

Globalism's Broken Promises: How the Financialization of the Economy Went Astray

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Financial elites and their economic defenders continue to advocate for globalism, central bank sponsored inflation, and the financialization of the wo...

Is Silicon Valley Truly Libertarian? Is Politics Society's OS, Ripe For Disruption?

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

I heard it was you Talkin' 'bout a world Where all is free It just couldn't be And only a fool would say that - Steely Dan A hero is someone who ...

Donald Trump and the "F" Word

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Is Trump a fascist? When are we justified in using the "f" word to describe a right-wing politician or movement that we legitimately find frightening?

Is Capitalism Morphing into a Means of Servitude?

Hossein Askari | Posted 12.13.2016 | World
Hossein Askari

Adam Smith is commonly referred to as the father of modern economics and capitalism--the man who coined the phrase 'invisible hand' and whose coattail...

2017: The Battle Over The Possible

Andrea Brower | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Andrea Brower

On November 8th we were issued a sobering historical reminder that social change is often not slow, incremental, or small at all. As rightful anger an...

Thank Liberalism for Donald Trump

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Ten years ago, I predicted the rise of a new form fascism in the United States and Europe, suggesting that the injustices and contradictions of the capitalist system were growing too large to be contained any longer by the existing liberal political order.

The Answer To Nationalist Populism is Global Populism

Stephan Said | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics
Stephan Said

Bring out the inspiration Bring out the new American poetic tradition The new global poetic and musical movements That unite people of all races, colo...

Pay To Play In Seattle's Suburbs

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
Carolyn Ossorio

As anyone in Seattle knows, homelessness doesn't just hurt the homeless -- poor leadership, squandered opportunities and bureaucracy over the long term, hurts the taxpayer as well.

We Owe Minimum Wage Workers Our Votes

Jacqui Oesterblad | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Jacqui Oesterblad

It’s inevitable that you’ll spend the next 36 hours—the final hours before we pick our president—panicking. But I think it’s productive to d...

What Would My Parents Think Of This Election?

William Astore | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
William Astore

Americans used to call men like Trump "robber-barons." Now, some Americans treat Trump as a savior.

Capitalist Ideology And The Myth Of The Individual Self, Part 2

Henry Rosemont Jr. | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics
Henry Rosemont Jr.

Click here for Part 1: “Competing Autonomous Individual Agents” As soon as I re-enter my everyday life and cease thinking about myself in isolatio...

Capitalist Ideology And The Myth Of The Individual Self

Henry Rosemont Jr. | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
Henry Rosemont Jr.

What’s The Problem? Every age has had its share of troubles, but seldom has the old saying “He who can still laugh has not yet heard the news” b...

Never Forget: The Destruction Of Occidental College 9/11 Memorial

Khanh Ho | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Can we see how this concern about forgetting is uppermost in the minds of young students as they enter into the Back To School Season? After all, everything in our culture is telling them to forget. Even memorials themselves are memorials that are at base memorials of forgetting.

DONALD TRUMP:REPRESENTATIVE AMERICAN

Eli Zaretsky | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics
Eli Zaretsky

Donald Trump: Representative American According to the official narrative of this Presidential campaign, there are two Americas. One, whil...

Why Does Democracy Not Make Sense?

Morgan Y. Liu | Posted 09.21.2016 | World
Morgan Y. Liu

For those living outside of north Atlantic countries, there appears to be a limit to what a democratic political system can accomplish in addressing their societies' deepest problems, founded on systemic inequality and injustice.

UK Chairman of KPMG, Simon Collins, discusses Actions to Achieve Inclusive Capitalism

Inclusive Capitalism | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Inclusive Capitalism

Simon Collins UK Chairman and Senior Partner, KPMG LLP Capitalism has triumphed in the intellectual and practical debate: every other system has been...

Liberté, égalité, fraternité?

Violeta Ayala | Posted 09.18.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

The police kicking a young protestor, Paris, France. ©Violeta Ayala #manif15sept We arrived at about 2:30 pm at Bastille and just as we got clos...

Dr Vishal Sikka's Meaning of Inclusive Capitalism

Inclusive Capitalism | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Inclusive Capitalism

Dr. Vishal Sikka Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys Technology as the enabler and amplifier of our uniquely human ability. The s...

The Meaning of Inclusive Capitalism by Michael Latimer, President and CEO, OMERS

Inclusive Capitalism | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business
Inclusive Capitalism

Michael Latimer President and CEO, OMERS From my lens as the CEO of one of Canada's largest defined benefit pension plans, inclusive capitalism invol...

Our Religion Of Economism Is Bankrupt

Brian E. Konkol | Posted 09.05.2016 | Business
Brian E. Konkol

Our religion of Economism is bankrupt, yet the spirit of our human community is overflowing with abundance, and a more liberating collective faith can point us toward a more authentic flavor or freedom.

The Nordic Model - A Life Lived with Liberty and Happiness

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Soren Petersen

Co-written with Steffen Herskind Societies are usually founded on a set of values and beliefs while holding a vision of the type of future they wis...

Spiritual Formation in a Top-Down Economy

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 08.29.2016 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

Capitalism has a spiritual formation plan. The mythology of being a boss, the Instagram profiles of the wealthy, the deification of the private sector...

Capitalism: A Death Story

Steven Weber | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Steven Weber

"Democracy", Paddy Chayefsky wrote in the terrifyingly prescient movie Network, "...is a dying giant." I cannot say if that's true exactly, as it stil...

Confronting Consumerism

Natasha Puri | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Natasha Puri

Imagine waking up and hearing nature's breeze, feeling the warm sun comfort your skin, seeing shades of green so deep that make you believe in the innovation that is Earth. Maybe you live in a fast-paced city or a quiet rural area, but the first thing you do is take a minute to yourself.