Link to an article by Ian Sinclair:
Link to an online webchat hosted by The Guardian newspaper with Slavoj Žižek:
Here’s a select quote:
“I think boredom is the beginning of every authentic act. *** Boredom opens up the space, for new engagements. Without boredom, no creativity. If you are not bored, you just stupidly enjoy the situation in which you are.”
Link to an article by Pete Dolack on the travails of the Coca-Cola Corporation as a microcosm of the modern economy:
Link to an article by Matthew Hutson on the use of luxury goods to indicate social status:
Link to an article by Peter Frase:
A link to an excellent article by economist Alan Nasser:
There is plenty of evidence to support Nasser’s thesis. What this article doesn’t address in any detail is the role of money creation in the financial sector, which is explained in Ole Bjerg’s Making Money.
Link to an interview with journalist Naomi Klein, promoting her new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (2014):
Article on the business of pro wrestling by Dan O’Sullivan:
Link to an article by investigative historian Gareth Porter:
It is interesting to consider Porter’s perspectives on this in light of the late sociologist Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of the “bureaucratic field”. That is, Porter does not view the “state” as a monolithic entity, but a field established by and through its agents (and groups of agents) struggling amongst each other for authority.