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Interpreting Darwin’s Work Today

The Enlightenment era ushered in revolutionary ways of thinking. Following Issacc Newton’s discovery of universal gravitation, many believed that by applying reason it would be possible to unlock the laws of the universe. Eighteenth century philosophers believed they had discovered … Continue reading

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The Need to Rebalance Corporate Power in Today’s Democracies

Democracy is a political system of competition for power. Functional democracy is a form of democracy that functions in the interest of the people. Democracy requires the participation of citizens in public life. Citizens have an obligation to become informed … Continue reading

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Horizontal Violence, the Gig Economy and Today’s Dystopia

The term ‘horizontal violence’ was originally coined by Fanon (1963) to describe intergroup conflict (in colonized Africans) as a result of oppression. This conflict leads to aggressive behavior directed horizontally within the oppressed group, even to the point of murder! … Continue reading

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Individualism and Social Fragmentation Are the Basis of the Social Policy of the Populist Right

Social policy has served as a powerful magnet for both political rage and mobilization within the contemporary global context of rising right‐wing populist and authoritarian politics. Social policy is also conventionally considered to encompass several related areas such as housing … Continue reading

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Objective Reality: the Pervasive Atmosphere of Hostility of Neoliberal Narcissism

Powerful elites always have a justification for their obsessions. In the past emperors, kings, and aristocrats claimed they were God’s chosen. The plutocrats of the modern world have dispensed with God, but they have a philosophy that justifies in their … Continue reading

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Postmodernism Explains Today’s Disarray of Political Manipulation and Deception

Postmodernism challenges all truths and concludes that there is no such thing. If you look closely at atoms and electrons, it is hard to find any mass at all. Similarly, the more closely you challenge scientific and other truths, the … Continue reading

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How Conspiracy Theories Expose the Fraud of Trickle-down Economics

The failure of trickle-down economics has been characterized by a transfer of wealth not only from the poor to the rich, but within the ranks of the wealthy: from those who make their money by producing new goods or services … Continue reading

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The Truth of Neoliberal Transformation Supports the Rise of Fascism

One of Søren Kierkegaard’s recurrent themes is the importance of subjectivity, which has to do with the way people relate themselves to (objective) truths. What he means by this is that most essentially, truth is not just a matter of … Continue reading

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The Wall is a Symbol of Nationalism and the Trump Presidency

With neoliberalism patently destructive, floundering or failing there have been various responses around the word. Neoliberal globalization wreaks havoc on the working class and the poor, particularly in Central America, leaving them ill-equipped to survive a global economic downturn and … Continue reading

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The Pathway to Attaining Sustainability

Randall G Holcombe recognizes that “government was not created for the benefit of its citizens, it was created for the benefit of those who rule.” State socialism has failed and so has the trickle-down market. Richard K Moore asserts, “power … Continue reading

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