The Commodification of Everything
e anti-capitalist slogans, ‘The World Is Not A Commodity’ and ‘Our World Is Not For Sale’, are tremendously powerful statements about how capitalism insidiously tries to turn human beings into passive consumers for its products. But where does the real power lie? Daniel Margrain explains.
Follow the money: How the world really works
On the cusp of the next economic crisis, some people are waking up to the reality of how the world really works. In fact, daily, more and more people have stopped drinking the Kool-Aid and have started joining the dots. Their mission is simple: to understand how far the tentacles of the vested interests really reach to maintain the status quo.
Thatcher’s Museum – Are We Living In It?
Margaret Thatcher is undoubtedly one of the most divisive people in British political history. But whatever you think of her she’s a woman whose economic policies still reverberate today. She’ll always be known as someone who loved the tenuous idea of linking property ownership to democracy, who valued the economy over society and thought that a big bang liberation of the City of London would deliver untold riches for everyone.
Maintaining the status quo is an increasingly difficult job. A more informed global public now means that selling war, lying in the media and justifying crony capitalism is met with understandable disdain. This is a problem for the establishment and the propagandists who work on its behalf. For propaganda to work, you need people to […]
What’s the real plan with Iran?
The Middle East has always been seen as a vast sandpit for military powers to fight their proxy wars. The latest country to be threatened to have Western democracy visited upon it is Iran. Will the presence of other actors in the region now change the balance of international power?
Labouring Under Antisemitism
Renowned U.S political scientist, academic, activist and author, professor Norman Finkelstein, met up with Renegade Inc. to discuss discuss anti-Semitism and the fundamental right to free speech.
The New Build House of Cards
When bosses of house building companies receive hundred million pound bonuses to perform a basic commercial role you know something has gone badly wrong with our economics and also with our governance. When they can’t provide quality products or decent customer service you also realize that something has gone badly wrong with their business model. […]
…And Forgive Them Their Debts
For millennia we’ve been told that Jesus Christ died for our sins. But what if as a social reformer Jesus was killed because he was talking about reforming the economics of his day?