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The governmentality of welfare and the Universal Basic Income

With an ongoing trial in Finland, two councils in Scotland considering the idea, and a Labour Party working group considering whether to make it party policy, the concept of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) seems to be gathering support. 793 more words


Excerpt: David Beer, The Social Power of Algorithms

Full article here.

In a tentative mode, I would like to suggest that the term or notion of the algorithm should also be considered when attempting to understand the social power of algorithms. 290 more words

Technologies of power in policy and practice

This post is from David Hodgson, who completed his PhD in 2014. David studied the knowledge and reasoning behind the WA increase to the school leaving age, and how this has shaped practitioners work with young people disengaged from school. 802 more words

PhD Research

American anotherhood: Innocence unprotected

19. XI 2016

Post-traumatic subject is a victim who has survived its own death. After the event of symbolic erasure, a new subject emerges and there is no continuity between new and old identity… 1,070 more words


Choice Illusion

The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow lively debate within it.
Noam Chomsky

#twisdom #control


Heroin & non-consensual capitalism: As the rich get richer, the poor get higher

29. X 2016

Heroin consolidates all your problems into one big one. No more worrying about aggression, repression, poverty, futility, and frustration – just heroin and how to get a hold of it. 1,674 more words


Capricious Borders: Minority, Population, and Counter-Conduct Between Greece and Turkey

Olga Demetriou offers a fascinating examination of borders and border politics in Western Thrace, a politically significant and historically complex border region in Northern Greece. She focuses upon the Turkish minority of Komotini, the Thracian town in which Demetriou carried out her fieldwork. 892 more words

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