Capitalism

Globalisation And Free-Market Capitalism Are Tearing Our Societies Apart

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

A fundamental change in the way capitalism works is essential. Cosmetic changes or just words, not backed by action, will not do. Otherwise, I fear for the cohesion of our societies with the demagogues and charlatans directing the anger and frustration of the masses, not at the economic system causing the poverty of the many, but towards the weakest, poorest and most vulnerable members of our society.

United To Defend Education: Why Socialism Is Not The Answer

Nick Cartwright | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Nick Cartwright

Saturday 19 November saw 15,000 students and lecturers join together to march in defence of education and rally to speeches from student leaders, academics, union activists and journalists queueing up to tell us why we should tell our government to "TEF Off!" I'm proud to say that I was there, standing shoulder to shoulder with my brothers, sisters and what Malia Bouattia, president of the NUS, called our "non-binary siblings".

Donald Trump Reaction: The World As We Know It Is A World That Never Was

Craig Berry | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Craig Berry

The world will become more illiberal as a result, but we must not overlook the extent to which liberalism had only become selectively embedded in world order to begin with due to its hitherto compatibility with American imperialism. Trump's election may in future be seen as a decisive break with liberalism, but the earlier turn to neoliberalism had already signalled that liberalism and American imperialism had become increasingly incompatible.

The Facebook/Admiral Scandal Shows The Limits And Dangers Of Big Data Capitalism

Christian Fuchs | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Christian Fuchs

Risk is the insurance's commodity: Humans are looking for certainty in an uncertain world and insurance companies promise them means of managing risk. Insurance companies' capital accumulation model is that they seek for ways of minimising the number of actual insurance events in order to maximise their profits.

Trump And Clinton - America's Socio-Cultural Schizophrenia

Tony Sobrado | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tony Sobrado

The United States of America is a vast country. It is inhabited by over three hundred million people and it's arguably the most diverse country on ear...

Mike Ashley, Rotten Apples, Jenga And The Laws Of Karma

Jon Wilkins | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Jon Wilkins

I was playing Jenga with my kids at the weekend. To say it was taxing and frustrating - as well as being damn right difficult - is an understatement. ...

Tell Me Why: Business, and the Need to Wake Up to Political Engagement

Gavin Devine | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

In short, they will need to engage. And once they've got into the habit they can and should also take leading roles in ‎other debates that are so critical to their businesses. It is past time for business to start taking politics and political risk much more seriously.

Sir Philip's Reputation Is Trashed - Humility Is His Only Weapon Now

Tim Jotischky | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Tim Jotischky

The only way Sir Philip can re-build his reputation is the hard way. Eleven thousand people lost their jobs as a result of the collapse of BHS, leaving a £571million hole in its pension fund... The time for belligerence is over. Sir Philip needs to learn how to do humility. It may not come naturally to him, but it is his only option.

Why I'm Doing a Topless Comedy Show

Samantha Pressdee | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Samantha Pressdee

I feel safe and liberated standing in front of a crowd topless. Its a way of reclaiming my body and sexuality. Free the Nipple is not about telling other women (or men) what to do, its about choice, body equality and perception.

Theresa May Will 'Reform Capitalism', But Spokesperson Can't Say How

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Politics

Theresa May wants to “reform capitalism” in the wake of the BHS scandal, her official spokesperson confirmed today. At a regular briefing of journ...

When Children Become Parents: Reconsidering the Innocuous Act of Doll-Playing

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Picture a marketplace. On the one side, are the buyers. On the other side, are the sellers. In our capitalist system, consumers have the right and fre...

Ten Reasons Why We Must Leave the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

When I recently told a colleague that I want the UK to leave the EU, she expressed considerable dismay that someone of my background - mixed-race, working class, comprehensive education - was lining up with far-right racists. Such a misguided view of the people who support Brexit does a disservice to the millions of Britons up and down the UK, who are now in a majority that understands why it is morally, politically and economically essential for Britain to leave the EU.

Why Jeremy Corbyn Should Focus on Climate Change

Anthony Cornish | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anthony Cornish

There is a void that must be filled in British politics when it comes to climate change. Aside from the many number of reasons to take action based on humanitarian grounds, Corbyn is a politician in need of a stronger and more unified party. Forming a powerful strategy to tackle this crisis would help him achieve this.

The Divide - A Document Of Our Time

Mik Scarlet | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

Katherine Round's film explores a key issue of the modern age, the ever growing gap between the "have's" and "have not's", our obsession with wealth and the growing feeling that capitalism isn't working. It is shot beautifully, and this cinematography embraces and cuddles you as you follow the lives of people on both sides of the wealth divide.

The De-Commodification of Death and Funeral Rites

Julian Vigo | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one and who is also the person in charge of funeral arrangements can relate to the feeling of having t...

The Myths That Justify Inequality Are Harming Us All

Bradley Allsop | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

One day we will look back on the myths that propped up this system with the same incredulity and scorn that we now do of claims of a superior race or race- the sooner that day comes, the better it will be for all of us.

Don't #ResistCapitalism. Reform it.

Carl Sacklen | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carl Sacklen

Capitalism is not a bad word and shouldn't be treated as one, despite the fact that our form of capitalism can have some nasty side-effects. The Twitter trend should instead be #ReformCapitalism if we really want to change the world for the better.


The Most Radical YouTube Sensation of ALL TIME? Nyan Cat for 10 Hours

Alfie Bown | Posted 20.12.2015 | UK Tech
Alfie Bown

What is the best YouTube contribution, from a radical perspective? What is the most anti-capitalist thing to erupt out of the capitalist enjoyment system that is YouTube? I have an answer here, and I think I've got it right.

Football Manager 2016 and Keeping the Dissatisfied Workforce Quiet

Alfie Bown | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech
Alfie Bown

What we see in Football Manager is the replacement of the real playmate with a virtual one so that every gamer can take successful revenge on the computer. In the solitary world of Football Manager, no one has to lose. This active revenge is taken against the computer for a passive defeat suffered at work.

Love What You Do

Ian Baxter | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK
Ian Baxter

Money matters but starting your own business must be an affair of the heart not just a question of the head.

The Tories Are the Party of the Workers? Translation: A Worker is All You're Allowed to Be

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Politics
Vanessa Olorenshaw

In modern Britain, women are to be workers, and workers only. Care and family work, the women and men who do it, and any importance placed on their work, are to be crushed by the New Party of the Workers - because a 'Worker' is all you are allowed to be.

Corbyn May Have the Last Laugh in 2020

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Jasdev Singh Rai

All those £3 Tories and the Telegraph who schemed on a 'wicked' plan to get Corbyn into leadership may regret their folly. Corbyn of course won on the back of a genuine Labour wave to steer back the party to its original mission. Contrary to the warnings of 'New' Labour, Corbyn is likely to confound e pundits and win the next elections.

Pope's US Visit Could Blow Up Over Climate Change And Capitalism

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Regardless of what Donald Trump says, Americans are a welcoming lot. Unless, of course, Johnny Foreigner starts telling them how to run th...

Taming the Beast: Is It Time for the Left to Engage With Capitalism?

Stefan Rollnick | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan Rollnick

Although I share many of the same values of those who identify with the leftist movement, I seem to differ in how I believe we can change the world. Disengagement with capitalism allows it to develop in a vacuum, only growing to serve itself, and we all know the destruction it can leave in its path.

The Larger Battle Being Fought By the Greeks

Manuel Barcia | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Politics
Manuel Barcia

As for the EU, there's little else to say. They have gone from promising the earth and the heavens to their citizens, to becoming the executioners of the IMF and their own bankers. Pity they cannot see that by carrying out like this, they are not just destroying Greece but also the very foundations of their precious and profitable political and economic unity. For them, too, the hour of reckoning is nigh.