Articles in Philosophy

Six Subjects That Should Be Required In School But Aren’t

Basic education should be both more practical and more intellectual.


Defective Altruism

Socialism is the most effective altruism. Who needs anything else? The repugnant philosophy of “Effective Altruism” offers nothing to movements for global justice.


U.S. Empire and the Marvel Moral Universe

Comic book stories shape and reaffirm cultural and political attitudes. We shouldn’t settle for the imperialist propaganda put out by the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Debt is a Form of Social Control

To be indebted means to lack freedom. That’s why elites melt down in response to Biden’s new plan to forgive $10k of student debt. They don’t want you to be free.


How Media Copaganda Hides the Truth about the US Punishment Bureaucracy

The media’s narrow focus on certain crimes obscures the horrors of the legal punishment system and deflects our attention away from the most impactful crimes, those of the rich and powerful.


Can We Drop the Silly Idea That America Is “Heading For a Civil War”?

The idea distracts us from the class war we’re actually in, and is a deeply misleading framework for understanding the real risks we face.


The Commodities Markets are Absurd, Unstable, and Dangerous

People all around the world live or die based on the whims of the commodities market. We need to discard the idea that markets are an acceptable way to distribute the world’s resources.


How We Can Ease the Pain

As a nation in pain, we are sold pills for everything. What if we tried a different approach to ease our pain?


What Will Future Historians Think of Our Priorities?

While Queen Elizabeth II’s death was taking up most of the news, scientists were issuing a dire new warning about climate tipping points. Is anybody listening?


Debunking the Myths of Green Capitalism

Adrienne Buller discusses how green capitalism offers appealing yet fake solutions to the climate crisis, and why we can’t put a market value on whales.


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