Tag: power

  • Death to the Intelligent Designer

    Published in Gods & Radicals Press Did you ever play the popular 90s computer game ‘Lemmings’? It involved little anthropomorphized lemming creatures endlessly born onto your computer screen. Your job as the computer player was to use the limited options available to command the Lemmings to build bridges, parachutes and use other tools and infrastructures. […]

    Death to the Intelligent Designer
  • Economic Growth Is About Categorical Continuity and Technologies of Representation – Not Irrationality

    It is irrational to insist that *all* sectors of the economy must grow, all the time. We can decide to grow some (renewable energy, health, education etc) while degrowing others (fossil fuels, arms, air travel etc). For some reason orthodox economists consider this to be radical. — Jason Hickel (@jasonhickel) April 22, 2020 Hickel risks […]

    Economic Growth Is About Categorical Continuity and Technologies of Representation – Not Irrationality
  • Preparing the people: Machiavelli on ‘the populous’ and ‘environmental crisis’

    The idea of people as an organized force with conscious will in political life is so familiar to modern people that we take it for granted, Gramsci argued that in the Mediterranean and European context it was not always so and therefore it has an origin: “Gramsci recognized that Machiavelli was the first theorist to […]

    Preparing the people: Machiavelli on ‘the populous’ and ‘environmental crisis’