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What The Fcuk Is Planning (And A Planned Economy)? 5 Parts in 1

Is planning the past, as the mainstream argues? Is planning the present, as critics of capitalism argue? Or is planning the future, as different visionaries and revolutionaries argue? Trivially, to answer such questions in rough outline, we have to improvise a little philosophy of planning. Although the necessity of planning is almost undeniable now, an anti-planning attitude still dominates the political imagination. „Planning“ is a … What The Fcuk Is Planning (And A Planned Economy)? 5 Parts in 1 weiterlesen

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What The Fcuk Is A Problem (And How To Save The World)?

An inconspicuous, disastrous, and widely undetected intellectual blunder obstructs the efforts of societies to solve the problems and dissolve the multiple crises they face. It is a lack of understanding what problems are, the implicit belief that ‚the problems‘ are out there and ‚we‘, perhaps the whole of humanity, share them or just have to pick them up. This mistake, common across intellectual culture and … What The Fcuk Is A Problem (And How To Save The World)? weiterlesen

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What The Fcuk Is Inequality (And If It Is, Is It Bad)?

Inequality is the topic of at times fierce political struggles and long-standing ideological oppositions. Lefties and progressives tend to frame it as a problem, liberals and conservatives don’t. The former demand equality, the latter caution against it. The former think it is bad, historically recent and unjust, the latter claim it is good, eternal, and just, a result of meritocracy. However, also progressives at times … What The Fcuk Is Inequality (And If It Is, Is It Bad)? weiterlesen

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What The Fcuk Is Value (And Its Politics)? Part I

An old question has recently been put on the agenda of academic and public thought again: the question of value that had occupied great minds from Aristotle to Smith and Marx long ago, before it got lost. Those who want to debate it again are heterodox economists who believe that answers to such questions make a difference in real-world politics. But what was that debate … What The Fcuk Is Value (And Its Politics)? Part I weiterlesen