Category Archives: Philosophy

Putting an End to the Rent Economy

By Michael Hudson and Vlado Plaga Source: Unz Review Interview with Vlado Plaga in the German magazine FAIRCONOMY, September 2017. Originally, you didn’t want to become an economist. How did it come that you changed your plans and digged so … Continue reading

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The Cost of Resistance

  By Chris Hedges Source: TruthDig Resistance entails suffering. It requires self-sacrifice. It accepts that we may be destroyed. It is not rational. It is not about the pursuit of happiness. It is about the pursuit of freedom. Resistance accepts … Continue reading

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Gaius Publius: Defining Neoliberalism

By Yves Smith Source: Naked Capitalism For years I’ve been using the term “neoliberalism” (or sometimes neo-liberalism*) and I’m always uncomfortable, since it sounds so academic. So I usually add one-phrase definitions and move on. For example, this from a … Continue reading

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The Age of Ego

By Dan Corjescu Source: CounterPunch Hegel’s conception of history taught us that the meaning of history was the liberation of the individual through his or her recognition as a fully autonomous rational person. Indeed, since the French Revolution, the Age … Continue reading

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Reviving the Spirit of Existential Rebellion in a World of Propaganda, Lies, and Self Deception

By Edward Curtin Source: Dissident Voice Search for nothing anymore, nothing except truth. Be very still and try to get at the truth. And the first question to ask yourself is: How great a liar am I? — D. H. … Continue reading

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Jesus Was Born in a Police State

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “Jesus is too much for us. The church’s later treatment of the gospels is one long effort to rescue Jesus from ‘extremism.’”—author Gary Wills, What Jesus Meant The Christmas narrative of a … Continue reading

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Seeking Happiness Beyond Neo-Liberal Consumerism

By Graham Peebles Source: Dissident Voice Irrespective of nationality, religion, race, or gender; whether stinking rich, desperately poor, or somewhere in between, happiness is the one thing everyone is seeking – consciously or not. The architects of the socio-economic system … Continue reading

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3 Characteristics of a True Political Awakening

By Sigmund Fraud Source: Waking Times History is written by the winners, or so they say, but there is an agreed upon version of our story that is taught to us in school and reinforced in everyday life by the … Continue reading

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