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Quote of the day!

From here:

…all of these writers on neoliberalism seem to agree that the goal of neoliberalism is to replace the notion of the self as reasonably free citizen, responsible for the self, the family, the community and the state, with the notion of the self as a buyer and seller engaged in zero-sum competition with all other buyer/sellers.

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D. Politics

Imagine a Premier League with just two teams.

For fifteen years I’ve struggled with the concept of democracy, as I’ve not seen one at work.

If the system is supposed to promote the very best people, to lead us by example, it’s an epic fail. 152 more words

Blue Team

May First vs. Bank Holiday 0-3. Capitalism wins

In 2008, just moved to Spain, I noticed that May the Second was much more important than May the First. It was somehow right (definitely not leftist!), as it was the bi-centenary of the defeat of Napoleon in Madrid, and Madrid was really set up in a party mode. 429 more words

May day

May 1, May Day, International Workers Day
To mark the day, there was a rally at Yonge Dundas Square.
The wet afternoon didn’t dampen the spirits of those who were there with their placards and banners.

Events

Building Global Democracies

Well after the Great Depression and Brenton Woods establishment, the global governing bodies saw the benefits of socialist policies acting as a safety net against growing wealth inequalities. 974 more words

Economy

What the hell do the terrorists even want?

IRA: Wanted Northern Ireland to be part of Ireland.

Palestinian Terrorists: Want to take over Israel

Ted Kaczynski: Wanted people to stop chopping down his forest… 838 more words

Neuropolitics, Metapolitics