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Surviving surveillance capitalism

The shift from the labour-driven Industrial Revolution of the 16th century to the data-centric revolution of the 21st century marks a transformation where private data is meticulously monitored and analyzed…

Covid-19 and ‘disaster capitalism

Shock and awe are actions that create fears, dangers, and destruction that are incomprehensible to the people at large, specific elements/sectors of the threat society, or the leadership. Nature in…

Woke capitalism

ust like the trickle-down economics of a generation ago, stakeholder capitalism provides a moral justification for the pursuit of corporate self-interest while inequality gets worse and worse. Each January Larry…

Age of surveillance capitalism

THROUGHOUT history, intellectuals have grappled with finding ways to bring about social and economic order. In this quest, where some have identified the market as the institution that instils order,…

After capitalism

AS the beast of capitalism continues to pile misery on us, the search for alternatives has gained impetus even as the beast bellows, getting back to its feet after its…

Time to abandon shareholders’ capitalism

In China a majority of the economy is in private hands, but the government retains a decisive role, setting the long-term direction, and intervening in critical sectors and at critical…

21st-century capitalism

Capitalism is just one particular way of – a system for – organizing the production and distribution of goods and services. It differs from other systems such as slavery and…

Declining capitalism

Today’s declining US capitalism can no longer repeat its previous bland celebrations of private enterprises and free markets. Too much is going wrong, provoking criticism, and deepening divisions across US…

Cruelties of capitalism

One thing this pandemic has demonstrated in stark terms is class struggle. Those people deemed essential, though often applauded in public, have been treated as expendable. In truth, they were…

Regulating capitalism

The recent pandemic has badly exposed capitalism, which is based on the voracious greed of the few for profit and a gargantuan appetite of a tiny super rich minority for…