By its power logic and its military and economic weight on the international stage, the U.S. rightly fits the definition of an empire. To stand, it needs to deny ordinary Americans a genuine democracy.
The collapse of the biosphere is engineered by an economic model structured to make profits rather than answering human needs. Reversing this model is a necessity that, moreover, is totally achievable.
An unprecedented combination of corporate and state power has progressively shaped itself up in the U.S. after WWII, characterized by Sheldon S. Wolin as “Inverted Totalitarianism.” What is behind this concept?
Can humanity thrive without destroying the planet? It all depends on your representation of the economic purpose, says Kate Raworth, a “renegade economist” working at Oxford and Cambridge universities.
Climate change signs the failure of the “free market” ideology. In the transition from old neoliberal individualism to an economy embedded in people and nature’s shared destiny, a new intelligence of democracy is key.
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is part of his all-out war on democracy. Yet, deciphering today the “War on Terror” narrative reveals democracy as no more than a PR gimmick for the corporatocratic regime ruling the United States.
Mechanistic and detached from life’s creative web of interactions, the conventional model of economic development is failing our societies on all counts. What would an organic view of the economy look like?