capitalism

Le Guin

January 25, 2018
In her passing, we are beautifully reminded again that words, and how we use them, matters.
 
“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.”
-Ursula Le Guin
#resistance
#change

‘Real power belongs to those who control the economy.’

January 31, 2016

‘We mistakenly believe that capitalism begets inevitably democracy. It doesn’t.’

TED

“Have you wondered why politicians aren’t what they used to be, why governments seem unable to solve real problems? Economist Yanis Varoufakis, the former Minister of Finance for Greece, says that it’s because you can be in politics today but not be in power — because real power now belongs to those who control the economy. He believes that the mega-rich and corporations are cannibalizing the political sphere, causing financial crisis. In this talk, hear his dream for a world in which capital and labor no longer struggle against each other, “one that is simultaneously libertarian, Marxist and Keynesian.”

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