Neoliberalism is a toxic economic dogma that has serious social and political consequences. In Britain and the US, mainstream media have a long record of selling neoliberalism to the public and political lawmakers. Recall Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s slogan, “There is no alternative” (TINA). As I document in my new book, Real Fake News (Red Pill Press), elites throughout history have always used information to control the thoughts and actions of the public. But the modern project has stretched itself to the limit, and people are starting to say No.
It was a beautiful, massive, tremendous, success. Nah, just kidding. Donald Trump’s first State of the Union speech was a mess — and the frequent bursts into resounding applause were enough to make any tinpot dictator envious. Danielle Ryan shares the delights…
On this week’s show the economist Steve Keen, the anthropologist and writer David Graeber and the political economists Ann Pettifor and Robert Wade are here to discuss the megatrends that’ll affect the world this year.
Newsweek’s latest cover has screamed some truly alarming news at its readers: “PUTIN is PREPARING for WORLD WAR III…YEAH, THAT’S BAD NEWS.” Scary stuff, indeed. Well, let’s skip on inside and see what evidence Newsweek must have to make such a huge claim.
The Big Four tech giants control most of the world’s information flow, drug and food supply. Google and Facebook tried to manipulate the recent presidential election by prioritising, and sometimes burying content altogether. Throughout the history of human civilisation, including periods of ecclesiastical rule, no entity has had as much power to influence and control the social and political ideals of billions of people with zero oversight or regulation as these tech giants. Democracy’s only hope is for Google, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter to be broken up and regulated.