On the latest Suite (212) on Resonance FM, Juliet Jacques talks to Charlotte Jones, Teaching Fellow in Victorian & Modern Literature at King's College London, about the cultural impact of World War I in the UK.
Will Davies discusses the role of neoliberalism in the rise of contemporary populism, the military logic of the internet, and the nature of the Corbyn project, with Alex Doherty on the Politics Theory Other podcast.
The financial crisis of 2008-9 was the largest and most devastating crisis since the Great Depression. What started on Wall Street soon spread to the rest of world and into the balance sheets of nation states. The cycle of austerity and recession in the subsequent decade is still effecting households and the real economy to this day. But what caused the crisis in the first place? In this now classic essay, Robert Brenner traces the origins of the crisis to the long downturn since the mid '70s, and offers what is still one of the best analyses of the financial system.
In this excerpt from Money, Michel Aglietta insists that money be seen as "an essentially political animal," arguing against the "three lies" relied upon by financial theory and the financial lobby it serves.
In his successful presidential campaign, Brazilian far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro has mobilised voters from across the political spectrum. So how can we understand the growing support for authoritarianism in Brazil? Interviewed here for the Portuguese-language edition of Deutsche Welle, Chilean-Brazilian philosopher Vladimir Safatle reads the success of Bolsonaro's “anti-campaign” as the opening shot in an ascendant post-liberal fascist politics that has shifted the locus of action from the streets to the virtual realm.
"Creativity is a distinctly neoliberal trait because it feeds the notion that the world and everything in it can be monetized. The language of creativity has been subsumed by capitalism" - an excerpt from the Introduction to Against Creativity by Oli Mould.