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Algorithmic Control and the Revolution of Desire

By Alfie Brown Source: ROAR Magazine Last year, Stanford University published a study confirming what many of us may long have suspected: that your computer can predict what you want with more accuracy than your spouse or your friends. Your … Continue reading

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The United States of Work

Employers exercise vast control over our lives, even when we’re not on the job. How did our bosses gain power that the government itself doesn’t hold? By Miya Tokumitsu Source: New Republic Work no longer works. “You need to acquire … Continue reading

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Reimagining Money

What if markets were designed to build trust instead of wealth? By Douglas Rushkoff (The Atlantic) Bitcoin was conceived as a modern solution to an ages-old problem: How can two parties agree on and verify an exchange of value? In … Continue reading

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Seeing Wetiko: On Capitalism, Mind Viruses, and Antidotes for a World in Transition

By Alnoor Ladha and Martin Kirk Source: Reality Sandwich It’s delicate confronting these priests of the golden bull They preach from the pulpit of the bottom line Their minds rustle with million dollar bills You say Silver burns a hole … Continue reading

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The Future of Crime

(Editor’s note: This essay was originally published in G-Spot 14 Winter 1994 and later included in the anthology book Mind Invaders: A Reader in Psychic Warfare, Cultural Sabotage and Semiotic Terrorism [Home, 1997]. Though intended as speculative satire, aspects of … Continue reading

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Snow, Death, and the Bewildered Herd

By Edward Curtin Source: Behind the Curtain Few people at this hour – and I refer to the time before the breaking out of this most grim war, which is coming to birth so strangely, as if it did not … Continue reading

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Bureaucratic Insanity is Yours to Enjoy

Reposted below is Dmitry Orlov’s review of the new publication from Club Orlov Press: “Bureaucratic Insanity: The American Bureaucrat’s Descent into Madness” by Sean J. Kerrigan. By Dmitry Orlov Source: ClubOrlov In contemporary United States a child can be charged … Continue reading

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I think therefore I am capital

By Jamie Goldrick Source: Adbusters In the worldview of the Cree, life is lived along a trail of experiences. Sharing experience with others is a result of the crossing of two life trails. Life is experienced as a tangled pattern … Continue reading

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