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“The only real radicalism in our time will come as it always has—from people who insist on thinking for themselves and who reject party-mindedness.” – Christopher Hitchens… 1,706 more words
Lately, the cult of the market seems to be enjoying a revival. There’s been a rush to privatise, liberalise and tear down tariffs and taxes and barriers to our sacred free exchange, all while a growing sect of minarchist classical liberals (“libertarians”) loudly denounces the bank bailouts of the financial crisis for being state intervention in an area that only Go- I mean, market forces, are allowed to govern. 2,052 more words
Why Marx Still Matters: The Ideological Drivers of Chinese Politics (Rogier Creemers, China Files, December 16, 2014)
In days of greater political brouhaha, “to go and see Marx” used to be a slang expression among Chinese Communists, to refer to death. More recently, a considerable number of commentators have pronounced the expiry of Marxism itself. 250 more words
I like commodities, you like commodities; everyone likes commodities! How consumerism and individualism have changed society (with some minor digressions).
Tangled in a complex web of relational connections, consumerism and Western culture come as an inextricable pair. It is not only the West either that has been infected by the ethos of consumerism, oh no, but increasingly other traditionally non-Western regions too. 5,746 more words
In the UK at the time of writing, there appears to be a handful of issues that are seemingly inexpungible from the media limelight; they are tireless and of unceasing appeal. 18,773 more words