Posts made in September, 2014

U2’s Vandal Charity

U2’s Vandal Charity

The way U2 dropped Songs of Innocence last week was emblematic of the type of vandal-charity that Bono has excelled at over the past few decades. Don’t ask those directly affected how best to help, just assume they’ll appreciate free stuff, and let ’em have it. The road to hell is paved with Bono-like intentions. Just ask an Iraqi. Of course, the urge to do good isn’t...

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Monbiot’s Sick Moonbats

Monbiot’s Sick Moonbats

Not long ago an article kept reappearing on my feeds, retweeted or shared by people who were obviously impressed with its sentiments. It’s a piece by The Guardian’s George Monbiot, “Sick of This Market-Driven World? You Should Be.” Here’s a slice: Today the dominant narrative is that of market fundamentalism, widely known in Europe as neoliberalism. The story it...

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