Tag Archives: Bureaucracy

Kafka Warned Us

By Dan Corjescu Source: CounterPunch Kafka’s The Trial can be read in retrospect as a prelude to the Twentieth/Twenty-First century. Although probably not written as prophecy, Kafka’s short unfinished book nevertheless provides a road map to the terrors of the current Surveillance … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Throw a Monkey Wrench into the War Machine

By Gary ‘Z’ McGee Source: Waking Times “When a public is stressed and confused, a big lie told repeatedly and unchallenged can become accepted truth.” ~George Orwell One of the biggest lies told is the false notion that in order to … Continue reading

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Four Kinds of Dystopia

By Darren Allen Source: ExpressiveEgg.org The twentieth century saw four basic visions of hell on earth, or dystopia. These were: Orwellian. Rule by autocratic totalitarian people, party or elite group, limitation of choice, repression of speech and repression of minorities, … Continue reading

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Anarchy vs. Statism: Uncontrolled Order Over Controlled Chaos

By Gary ‘Z’ McGee Source: Waking Times “Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” ~Frederick Douglas Caught up, as we are, in the politics of statism, it is often extremely difficult to see the forest for the trees. We’re … Continue reading

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Review: The Utopia of Rules, by David Graeber

By Jonathan Woolley Source: Gods & Radicals Reading a book about bureaucracy may not sound like an exciting way to spend a weekend off with my family. And yet, having just started David Graeber’s latest – A Utopia of Rules … Continue reading

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A Universal Basic Income Is The Bipartisan Solution To Poverty We’ve Been Waiting For

  What if the government simply paid everyone enough so that no one was poor? It’s an insane idea that’s gaining an unlikely alliance of supporters. By Ben Schiller Source: FastCoexist.com There’s a simple way to end poverty: the government … Continue reading

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When Collapse Is Cheaper and More Effective Than Reform

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Collapse begins when real reform becomes impossible. We all know why reforms fail: everyone whose share of the power and money is being crimped by reforms fights back with everything they’ve got. … Continue reading

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