Category: capitalism

#Austerity – what’s paranoid about seeing a plan?

In 2012, I concluded: Capitalism is seen as light-of-touch because it’s an inevitable process towards an injustice it has no need to question.  It doesn’t really acquire a baggage of ideas because ideas aren’t its purpose. Meanwhile, socialism is dogma-ridden because it’s a discipline of…

Skype, history, individuals and masses

Last night (well, early this morning), I discovered how one might be connected to two separate Skype accounts from the same Windows user on the same device at exactly the same time.  I’m currently waiting for clever bods to confirm…

Why do we need to believe in progress?

A short and sour answer to the question posed by the title of today’s post would be: “Basically because we have very little.” Of course, technological progress and its proponents sell themselves very well.  Like a war photographer who only…

Structural idiocy

OK.  I’m officially getting furious at the obfuscation that’s taking place here. Today, I stumble across this report: The past 30 years has seen an increasing proportion of the population of total households becoming overall net recipients of the state,…