"We Are All Socialists in Our Private Lives"erinremblance.substack.com/p/we-are-all-socialists-in-our-private
David Graeber gets to the heart of human (and more than human) nature.
You're Not Going to Make Itokdoomer.io/youre-not-going-to-make-it/
I read about this one family... They were tired of society. They thought civilization was unraveling. They wanted to live off the grid. Authorities found their mummified remains a few months later. The family died from exposure and malnutrition. They didn't make it. A while back, a prepper tried to
Socialist Imaginaries and Queer Futures: Memes as Sites of Collective Imagining from Post Memes: Seizing the Memes of Production on JSTORjstor.org/stable/j.ctv11hptdx.17
Thomas Hobson, Kaajal Modi, Socialist Imaginaries and Queer Futures:, Post Memes, pp. 327-352
The Dangers of Elite Projectionhumantransit.org/2017/07/the-dangers-of-elite-projection.html
(Leer en español aquí.) Elite projection is the belief, among relatively fortunate and influential people, that what those people find convenient or attractive is good for the society as a whole. Once you learn to recognize this simple mistake, you see it everywhere. It is perhaps the single most comprehensive barrier to prosperous, just, and […]
Defective Altruism ❧ Current Affairscurrentaffairs.org/2022/09/defective-altruism/
<p>Socialism is the most effective altruism. Who needs anything else? The repugnant philosophy of “Effective Altruism” offers nothing to movements for global justice. </p>
We don’t have a hundred biases, we have the wrong modelworksinprogress.co/issue/biases-the-wrong-model/
Behavioral economics has identified dozens of cognitive biases that stop us from acting 'rationally'. But instead of building up a messier and messier picture of human behavior, we need a new model.
Deep Learning and Human Disposabilitylogicmag.io/home/deep-learning-and-human-disposability/
Toward an anti-fascist AI.
Nadia Asparouhova | Shamelessness as a strategynadia.xyz/shameless
Personal writing, links, and other things by Nadia Asparouhova.
We’re Not Going Back to the Time Before Roe. We’re Going Somewhere Worsenewyorker.com/magazine/2022/07/04/we-are-not-going-back-to-the-time-before-roe-we-are-going-somewhere-worse
We are entering an era not just of unsafe abortions but of the widespread criminalization of pregnancy.
The Ticking Bomb of Crypto Fascism - In These Timesinthesetimes.com/article/the-ticking-bomb-of-crypto-fascism
The crypto market's inevitable crash will pull America's politics in an even scarier direction.
Blanked verse: the power of erasure poetrytheguardian.com/books/2021/nov/12/blanked-verse-the-power-of-erasure-poetry
Poets have been constructing new work by selectively redacting others’ texts for decades, but Instagram and our political moment have spotlit this startling technique
The Methods of Moral Panic Journalism - by Michael Hobbes - Confirm My Choicesmichaelhobbes.substack.com/p/moral-panic-journalism
Scare stories on "left-wing illiberalism" display a familiar pattern.
Boris Johnson Knows Exactly What He’s Doing - The Atlantictheatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/07/boris-johnson-minister-of-chaos/619010/
(Several of Johnson’s advisers agreed to be candid in exchange for anonymity.) In an early phone call with Joe Biden, an aide told me, Johnson said he disliked the phrase special relationship after the president used it. To Johnson it seemed needy and weak.
Is This a Coup? Introducing The Counter - Insightzeynep.substack.com/p/is-this-a-coup-introducing-the-counter
We didn’t lose these state races because of gerrymandering, or lack of money, or any kind of Republican tampering with the electoral process. Our failure was political, and all the more inexcusable because it took place in a year when the opposing party had failed at governing so badly that it had racked up a body count. And still we couldn’t make the case.
Brexit stems from a civil war in capitalism – we are all just collateral damage | Brexit | The Guardiantheguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/nov/24/brexit-capitalism
To one sort of capitalist, the insecurity and chaos that Brexit will bring is horrifying. To the other, it is highly profitable
Trump Is Trying to Overturn the Election, but I’m Not Panicking—Yet | The Nationthenation.com/article/politics/biden-victory-trump-lawsuit/
All the reasons I think the Trump-GOP gambit to deny Biden’s victory will not change the fact that he will become president on January 20.