1. Post-Oedipal The process of subjectivation is based on conditions that have dramatically changed in the forty years since the publication of Deleuze and Guttari’s Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism…
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2640 words)
Unter den vielen Katastrophenbildern des Jahres gab es eins, das man fast übersehen hätte - weil es aussah wie das Bild eines Idylls: Christian Wulff steht im Garten seines…
What this transition meant, however, is that jobs and livelihoods on the farm were being destroyed. Because of accelerating productivity, output was increasing faster than demand, and prices fell…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 12, 2012
LENGTH: 5 minutes (1475 words)
What is going on here? Is the prevalence of mental illness really that high and still climbing? Particularly if these disorders are biologically determined and not a result of environmental influences, is it plausible to suppose that such an increase is real? Or are we learning to recognize and diagnose mental disorders that were always there? On the other hand, are we simply expanding the criteria for mental illness so that nearly everyone has one? And what about the drugs that are now the mainstay of treatment? Do they work? If they do, shouldn’t we expect the prevalence of mental illness to be declining, not rising?
PUBLISHED: June 23, 2011
LENGTH: 16 minutes (4024 words)
Thanks to an extraordinary investigative effort by a Senate subcommittee that unilaterally decided to take up the burden the criminal justice system has repeatedly refused to shoulder, we now know exactly what Goldman Sachs executives like Lloyd Blankfein and Daniel Sparks lied about. We know exactly how they and other top Goldman executives, including David Viniar and Thomas Montag, defrauded their clients. America has been waiting for a case to bring against Wall Street. Here it is, and the evidence has been gift-wrapped and left at the doorstep of federal prosecutors, evidence that doesn't leave much doubt: Goldman Sachs should stand trial.
Which Song Tells Your Life?
This paper (more of an essay, really) was originally delivered at the Birkbeck/London Consortium Rubbish Symposium, 30th July 2011 Living at the very limit of his means, Philip K. Dick,…
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2434 words)