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Mark Fisher's Magical Voluntarism and Individualist Spiritualism in Japan

Once taking Mark Fisher’s module on Lacanian voice theory at Goldsmiths, I was shocked and saddened by the news of his death. Until that time I did not know that he was suffering from depression and wrote about mental illness with the concept of Magical Voluntarism that he borrow from a therapist David Smail: “the belief that it is within every individual’s power to make themselves whatever they want to be”, or “the belief that everything, including the material universe itself, is subject to individual will.” 646 more words


Poor working and social conditions are being propped up by the mass provision of CBT

According to the Counsellor’s Guide to Working with EAP, by 2013, almost 50% of the UK workforce was supported by an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), representing 13.79 million people.  1,009 more words

Political Ideology

John Hattie: your research is now a con

In this article I am going to place considerable demands on Simon Collins’ flexibility of thinking, on his ability to imagine the unimaginable, his willingness to recognise a wrong universally accepted right by the media as an incontrovertible right, and the naïve trust he no doubt shares with his media colleagues in the truthfulness of education authority. 2,221 more words

Education Policy

Evil Is easy (Part 2)

Wall Street, the too-big-to-fail-banks, and the financial industry control our lives for the worse.

How did this come to pass?

From the New Deal up until the 80’s finance was heavily regulated, staid, boring even. 686 more words