capitalism on the back foot

  • Book of the Day: Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor
    by P2P Foundation on January 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

    A powerful investigative look at data-based discrimination—and how technology affects civil and human rights and economic equity The State of Indiana denies one million applications for healthcare, foodstamps and cash benefits in three years—because a new computer system interprets any mistake as “failure to cooperate.” In Los Angeles, an algorithm calculates the comparative vulnerability of... Continue reading → The post Book of the Day: […]

  • Antonio Negri on the aesthetic style and strategy of the commons
    by P2P Foundation on January 16, 2019 at 9:00 am

    With Assembly (2017), Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri have continued their trilogyEmpire (2000), Multitude (2004), and Commonwealth (2009) into the new decade, expanding it into a tetralogy. The fourth episode sees these advocates of commonism once again provide a critical analysis of the most topical developments in society. Their central issue this time concerns why the social movements that express the demands... Continue reading […]

    by stutteringsteps on January 16, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    I guess that most people following the news media in the UK will consider that the process of Brexit (Britain’s exit from the European Union) is an unbelievably confused and confusing botch up. Media observers around the world also seem … Continue reading &rarr […]

    by stutteringsteps on November 29, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Recent events, again reveal that for the capitalist elite, business considerations, come before all else. Profit and revenue streams are exposed as the twin real-world Gods worshipped by the capitalist class. It is the single-minded pursuit of profit which can … Continue reading &rarr […]