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
Professor Mark Blyth analyses the fall of neoliberalism and the global financial crisis. Giving a poignant and comprehensive argument as to why the stagnating economic conditions and austerity allowed the populism of Podemos, Brexit and Trump to thrive. Continue reading Why Populism Bit Back
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
What makes a video go viral? Is it a formula or is it just something elusive and unpredictable? trying to make content that will go viral can be a dangerous game for content creators, limiting their creativity or trying to tailor their talents to what they think people like, rather than just trusting their gut with what is actually good content. Unfortunately we have an … Continue reading What Makes A Video Go Viral?
Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the ignominious dismissal of science in the political arena. Arguing that if those in power think that science is just an opinion and begin to implement policy and legislation in that vein, then that is beginning of the unravelling of an informed democracy. If the scientific method is reduced to something that people think is an opinion and is thought to … Continue reading Why Science is Bigger Than Politics
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?
Author, commentator and journalist Owen Jones discusses his views on the major failings of left wing politics globally and how they can overcome the populist right which has become increasingly popular in recent years. Continue reading How Do The Left Beat Populism?
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?
Philosopher & University professor Slavoj Zizek discusses Trump, Brexit and the future of Capitalism. A riveting interview which elucidates some of the Key questions and quarrels of today’s global issues. Continue reading The Complete Disintegration of Public Morality