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Seeing Wetiko

Wetiko is an Algonquin word for a cannibalistic spirit or thought-form driven by greed, excess and selfish consumption. It deludes its host into believing that consuming the life force of others for self-aggrandizement or profit is a logical and morally upright way to live. In this interview presented by the Upstream podcast, Martin Kirk – founder… Continue reading

Michael Hudson: The Slow Crash

The following podcast and transcript of an interview with Michael Hudson were originally published on Naked Capitalism. An interview by Guns and Butter with Michael Hudson. His latest book is KILLING THE HOST: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy If you do not see the podcast player below, you can listen… Continue reading

Are we Reaching an Age of Stagnation?

The common political conversation about our shared economic future focuses on achieving an escape velocity where the post-war growth boom can return as usual. While years of lackluster economic performance mount, a rapidly growing global economy is still discussed like it is readily just over the horizon. Can the factors creating a slower growth world… Continue reading

Fully Automated Luxury Communism

“There is a tendency in capitalism to automate labor, to turn things previously done by humans into automated functions. In recognition of that, then the only utopian demand can be for the full automation of everything and common ownership of that which is automated.” This podcast, featuring a conversation between Aaron Bastani and Kirsty Styleslwas forwarded to… Continue reading

Decrypting Cryptocurrency

Digital communication technologies hold the possibility of re-orienting the way we exchange value and think about money. Do digital currencies like Bitcoin have the ability to change the global economic order? Can machine learning, automation, and cryptocurrencies unleash exponential innovations that unseat the financial institutions at the top of the monetary pyramid? In Extraenvironmentalist #92 we first… Continue reading