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The Project For Productive Independence

By Jess FightingFireWithWater.com

The need is clear for anarchists to become productively independent in the effort to cut the necessity to remain in the constructs of capitalism and hierarchy. The reason why black bloc has failed to accomplish autonomy from the state is because this tactic requires being somewhere in which that voice can be heard. But in these major cities there are rules that you must follow, which form legal pressure and natural pressure. In these environments, whatever goods that must be surcharged out of necessity, must come from exploitive capitalism because (Read More....)

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Titanic Myths And The End Of Consumer Capitalism

Titanic Myths and the End of Consumer Capitalism

by MN Gordon

Economic Prism

Next month marks the 100-year anniversary of the Titanic’s star-crossed demise into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.  To commemorate the occasion, the April edition of National Geographic features a cover story on the grand ocean liner and its untimely end.

Here at the Economic Prism we’re always on the lookout for allegories that can help explain the world we live in…particularly, the post-2008 dollar standard era of U.S. consumer capitalism.  Clearly, the sinking of the Titanic is a rich source of metaphors.  Consider the following offered by National Geographic…

“Something else, beyond human lives, went down with the Titanic: An illusion of orderliness, a faith in technological progress, a yearning for the future that, as Europe drifted toward full-scale war, was soon replaced by fears (Read More....)

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