Archive for March, 2016

Neoliberalism was the Grounding for the Sacrifice of Flint to Capital, yet Obama Thinks Neoliberalism will Save Flint

The poverty of thought in American policy making bears some similarity to the meager budgets of public water utilities. With the sacrifice zone of Flint present in the public consciousness, where cuts to indispensable public services were the cost of corporate tax cuts, the Obama administration is positioning private capital as the solution to the […]

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The Apple/FBI Standoff Reveals the Contradictions in the Role of the State

It is fairly clear that Apple’s position on encryption in their standoff with the FBI is rooted in the expectation that consumers will respond favorably to a “defense” of their privacy. Less clear is what imagery the State hopes to project of itself. Rather than fulfilling its role as the protector of capital and its […]

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