Monthly Archives: May 2018

Work and Digitalization and A Corpse Governs Society

On the 2018 Day of Labor, many were worried. No one can deny digitalization affects work. Artificial intelligence greatly changes professions and whole branches. Well-paid jobs become scarcer. Rebuilding the social state seems necessary for demographic and digitalization reasons. Capital’s … Continue reading

Posted in Neoliberalism, Political Theory | Leave a comment

The Endless War by Jacob Reimann

The Endless War by Jacob Reimann, May 7, 2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/05/14/18809181.php According to the ACLU, the Corker-Kaine bill is “broader and more dangerous than the current law.” Article 1 of the US Constitution grants Congress the exclusive right to declare war. … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-militarism, Political Theory | Leave a comment

China’s 6.9% Growth: The Superiority of the Plan by Fred Schmid

China’s 6.9% Growth: The Superiority of the Plan by Fred Schmid, 1/28/2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/05/08/18809039.php China has brought hundreds of millions out of poverty thanks to the opening of the economy. In 1978, 90% of the 800 million Chinese lived below the … Continue reading

Posted in Political Theory, Reducing Inequality/ Redistribution | Leave a comment

Happy Cinco de Mayo and Happy 200th birthday of Karl Marx!

Bonhoeffer and Kierkegaard offer indispensable perspectives on history and human possibility. Bonhoeffer said the ultimate is the goal of the penultimate and that the language of proclamation enters crossway to the language of time. We are living in late-stage capitalism … Continue reading

Posted in Political Theory, Reducing Inequality/ Redistribution | Leave a comment

Systematic Lies and Disinformation by Mathias Brockers and Gotz Aly

Systematic Lies Disinformation From Above by Mathias Brockers and Gotz Aly, April 2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/05/04/18808955.php “In October 1962, John F. Kennedy, a level-headed president, sat in the White House and spoke with the Soviet leader Khrushchev through a “back channel” behind … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-militarism, Political Theory | Leave a comment

Detente Policy and Media Hysteria by Antje Vollmer

Detente Policy and Media Hysteria by Antje Vollmer, April 24, 2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/05/01/18808878.php Antje Vollmer is a Green politician who was vice-president of the German Bundestag from 1994 to 2005. She urges a robust public debate over the new hard-line German … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-militarism, Political Theory | Leave a comment