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Neoliberal Globalization’s Race to the Bottom

Neoliberal Globalization’s Race to the Bottom

By Mateo Pimentel Despite the ample ridicule and contempt that neoliberalism warrants, it remains with us and affects millions around the world. It expounds on the classical laissez-faire ideas that market forces and individual liberty will triumph over the state. For the social sciences, neoliberalism describes much of the structural changes in global economics since [...]

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Violence, Fear, Censorship: Tools of Oppression in Male-Dominated Cultures

Violence, Fear, Censorship: Tools of Oppression in Male-Dominated Cultures

When we examine the system of government we have after thousands of years of male domination, we see that it perpetuates itself through two basic practices: one of these is the use of violence, and the other is fear. The male-dominated culture has obtained its power through these practices and continues to wield it not [...]

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What Is Consciousness and Do Humans Have a Monopoly on It?

What Is Consciousness and Do Humans Have a Monopoly on It?

There has not been so much excitement about the effect of electricity on the human body since Luigi Galvani discovered that an electrical stimulation of the nerves in the leg muscles of a dead frog caused it to kick. These early experiments inspired Mary Shelley in 1818 to write Frankenstein, a brilliant allegory about the [...]

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‘Yes’ to Scotland Independence and Britain’s Waning Imperialism

‘Yes’ to Scotland Independence and Britain’s Waning Imperialism

In 1707 a shaky union was set up that made Scotland a part of the United Kingdom. Scottish parliamentarians were bribed with vast sums of money and lucrative pension schemes to move their seats to Westminster, London. It was a sell out of the Scottish electorate that would later prompt its country’s best-loved poet, Robert [...]

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College Street, Kolkata: Where Life and Dreams Merge In Books

College Street, Kolkata: Where Life and Dreams Merge In Books

Books, first and foremost, must disturb, provoke, and yes, unmake me. For me, reading is as important as watching open-blue skies, electric poles with stray crows of afternoon and patches of white clouds that resemble bales of cotton. I suppose I was lucky or smart enough to find College Street while I was young, because [...]

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