CAPITALISM: The fight is not now about the right not to be exploited, but the right to be allowed to participate? There is much that is valuable in Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen's short book about the possible return of fascism in today's world – but it is weak in terms of empirical documentation.
Armenian Avanessian: Acceleration (anthology, excerpt)
BOOK EXCERPT: No serious policy in our time can remain defensive if it is to win. The reader is encouraged to see the possibilities for a liberated and solidary future in the extension of the capitalist-driven development.
ART: Does the artist today work constantly burdened by networking, communication and visibility, without producing anything truly created? Chris Kraus gives his take on what an artistic work should be.
CHRONICLE: Science has made rapid progress in producing a vaccine against Covid-19. But can vaccine programs be based on active consent and autonomous choice by citizens? And does scientific rationality now go hand in hand with creative forms of irrationality?
Paul Collier: The future of capitalism. A manifesto of social capitalism
: Professor Paul Collier is a heavyweight. He is often mentioned in the same category as the economists Joseph Stiglitz and Jeffrey Sachs and was once highlighted as one of the heroes of the then Minister for Development Aid Erik Solheim.
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