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  • Arundhati Roy: Another World Is Not Only Possible, She Is on Her Way

    By Arundhati Roy, Haymarket Books | Book Excerpt

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    As an epilogue for Capitalism: A Ghost Story, Roy offers an eloquent tribute to the Occupy movement after it was evicted from Zucotti Park. Despite Roy's scathing analysis of the injustices and ravages of capitalism and its political puppets, she is filled with hope that "another world is not only possible, she's on her way."

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  • Jesus Is an Economic Engine: Dismantling the Metaphoric Mechanization of Everything

    Jesus Is an Economic Engine: Dismantling the Metaphoric Mechanization of Everything

    By Adam Bessie, Truthout | Op-Ed

    While it may be part of common usage, economic engine is a profoundly misleading metaphor. And while our economy currently runs on machines, it is not a machine itself - no, the economy consists of actual human beings working, people doing things for other people. Sure, we use machines to increase our efficiency and productivity, but we are not pistons, nor gears in an engine, as the metaphor implies.

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  • The Strangelove Effect - or How We Are Hoodwinked Into Fighting a New Cold War

    The Strangelove Effect - or How We Are Hoodwinked Into Fighting a New Cold War

    By John Pilger, Truthout | Op-Ed

    The genius of Stanley Kubrick's film is that it accurately represents the cold war's lunacy and dangers. Most of the characters are based on real people and real maniacs. There is no equivalent to Strangelove today, because popular culture is directed almost entirely at our interior lives, as if identity is the moral zeitgeist and true satire is redundant; yet the dangers are the same. The nuclear clock is at five minutes to midnight.

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