This latest phase of capitalism has a feeling of déjà vu from its first stage—except rather than speculating on colonial land-grabs and the bodies of slaves, NFTs are making commodities of famous people and GIFs.
After all the hope I and others felt as the story of 2011 swept across the world, the accounting of the decade since leans mightily toward disaster.
The assault on the Capitol was horrific. But occupying a legislature can be a legitimate act of protest.
It is worth remembering that occupying a legislature can be an act of democracy. We in the United States might need to do it again.
We can’t wait for the venture capitalists and their playthings to save us after the coronavirus, writes Nathan Schneider. It is time to turn to the innovation of cooperative economics.
“This may be the time,” he said, “to consider a universal basic wage.” This points to what is usually known as universal basic income—a regular, substantial cash payment to people just for being alive.
The coronavirus pandemic is inspiring works of wonder, writes Nathan Schneider, but will volunteers and activists have the energy to keep going after the worst has passed?