Naomi Klien On Trump And The Climate Clock

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

Professor Decimates US Politicians on Taxing the Poor over Billionaires

  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

How Corporations Bought Our Democracy

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

What Do Humans Really Want?

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?

Why Are There No Alternatives To Capitalism?

Zizek is one of the most profound and thought provoking commentators on modern issues. From Vulture Capitalism to cultural integration he attempts to tackles some of our world’s toughest problems. In this piece he discusses alternatives to capitalism and the institutions that are in place to stifle any meaningful change or improvement.  Continue reading Why Are There No Alternatives To Capitalism?

Why Public Confidence in Institutions is Eroding – Stanford Professor

Stanford Law & Political Science professor Francis Fukuyama discusses the ways in which the institutions of the 20th century Churches, Political Parties & Corporations have lost the trust of the general public. Recognizing the significance of technology, Fukuyama argues this has made the malpractices from institutions more visible and accessible to the public. He further ponders the consequences of instant media on societal cohesion. Can … Continue reading Why Public Confidence in Institutions is Eroding – Stanford Professor