Our problems will not be solved by the victory of one party over another, or of one ‘ism’ over another. Changing lawmakers from ‘conservatives’ to ‘liberals’ or ‘liberals’ to ‘socialists’, without reforming how the laws are made is like asking the orchestra to play a happy tune whilst the ship goes down, writes Mark GB. Our problems arise from the centralisation of power and money in the hands of unaccountable vested interests. We need fundamental reform of the political and monetary system itself.
If the marriage between technology and the democratisation of information was meant to liberate the world, freedom has come at a strange cost: our perception of reality. Everything is a lie. Nothing is real. Behavioural economist, Nicole Matejic examines what happens when reality starts to feel like bizarro-world.
The establishment and the media have started using ‘fake news’ as a catch-all phrase about stories which don’t fit their agenda. In terms of trust, the mainstream media today is at an all-time low. Apparently, truth is now subjective.
Since the election of Donald Trump, a serial fantasist and natural born liar, the media old and new has obsessed over the role of fake news.
We take a look behind the last eight years of neoliberalism and ask was it really the medicine America needed?