“If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change” Continue reading The Corporate Capture of Social Change
In this fascinating conversation, Guardian writer Owen Jones picks the accomplished, hyper intelligent Naomi Klien’s brain on the future of civilisation. Speaking from her book (which I highly recommend) ‘No is not enough’ Klien aptly describes why oppositional politics is dead. “It’s not good enough to be anti Trump, to say Brexit is worse than staying in the EU full-stop” There needs to be a compelling vision … Continue reading Naomi Klien On Trump And The Climate Clock
I’ve featured Professor Mark Blyth a number of times here. In this wonderful clip he eloquently explains why The U.S government: “does not have a spending problem it has a revenue problem.“ Blyth magnificently debunks myths around U.S debt, government spending and the reasons for exponential growth in wealth inequality. Why when Corporate profits have never been higher, the banks have been bailed out … Continue reading Professor Decimates US Politicians on Taxing the Poor over Billionaires
This riveting documentary records the birth of the post World War economic order to the financial crisis of 2008 and draws striking comparisons between the fall of the Roman Empire and our time now. The Roman empire ended in a period of decadence, when power and money was concentrated to the few. The Four Horseman shows how our global debt-based economy, rigged financial system and private control of … Continue reading How Corporations Bought Our Democracy
Henry Rollins discusses his incredible story of going from a minimum wage ice cream server to a leading musician and actor. Rollins shows incredible humility and honesty shedding light on the truth of how heartless and cold America can be as a nation. He knew what happens to “guys like him” if they don’t make it to the top. They end up with no … Continue reading Every Opportunity is a Lifeline
Are humans just naturally lazy, comfort and pleasure seeking beings? Or do we really want dignity and fulfilment? in this riveting excerpt professor Noam Chomsky discusses how the billions upon billions of dollars spent on advertising has been used to psychologically manipulate are ideas of what we want. Tracing trends from the industrial revolution of the 1800’s to the educated poor in the 1930’s, Chomsky … Continue reading What Do Humans Really Want?
Owen Jones interviews Dutch writer Rudger Bregman on his new book “Utopia for realists”. This is a riveting discussion on the idea of utopia. Is it a dangerous concept? Or can it be used to reboot the welfare model of capitalism and shape a better global future? Continue reading Are we closer to a Utopia than we think?