Wow. The past year has flown by. It’s high time I update this thing. I’ve been busy since my last post. I wrote a handful of pieces for Jacobin talking about smartphones, and the free market fantasies of conscious capitalists. I wrote about Facebook and our desire for a genuine digital commons. There’s one about development in the Global South, and another on feminism and socialism for our special print supplement The ABCs of Socialism (Check it out — it’s great!). And of course the election. Here’s a Trump piece and some musings on Bernie.
What else? I wrote some pieces telling people about my book The New Prophets of Capital. This piece for the Guardian on Oprah Winfrey sparked some heated debate. I also wrote a piece for the lovely folks at openDemocracy on the false prophets of social transformation and a short piece for Al Jazeera critiquing the Gates Foundation. Dissent published a nice Q & A and more recently Be Scofield over at Decolonizing Yoga put up an excerpt on her excellent site.
Oprah Winfrey in 2011. Photograph: Todd Williamson/WireImage