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When you think about it for a minute, it's quite interesting that the economic trading behavior of a minority with the majority of assets is being presented as "the invisible hands of the market" as if "the markets" had their own natural behavior with causes and effects, beyond the humans and the high frequency trading algorithms that power the global economy.

We're lead to believe these "markets" "free will" is the ultimate expression of a free democratic society when in fact its an organized scheme to bypass democratic laws and effectively run a parallel economy that rules the world, beyond the very interests of the planet and its inhabitants.

Market ideology/doctrine shouldn't be considered as a universal mathematic law but instead, like the algorithms that increasingly power decisions and thus the world we live in, economic policies is equal to code, code is equal to law and law is politics, politics affect us all and they should be governed by accountability, transparency and democracy.

That's not the case for the "free market" capitalism that we have today.

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Acting as if one is Already Free: David Graeber’s Political Economy and the Strategic Impasse of the Left

It is here that I think Graeber’s work is most valuable. I want to explore those parts of his thinking critically important to developing a Left that is post-Corbyn, post-Sanders, post-populism in general – but still in the first phase of an epochal pandemic. Particularly in the wake of Joe Biden’s electoral success in the US, in the wake of electoral defeat for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour and selectoral defeat for Bernie Sanders, a new argument about strategy and tactics is beginning to play out in the English-speaking Left. This debate has only just begun to grapple with what capitalism portends in a world of environmental decay. But the questions Graeber foregrounded, most notably on political economy, can provide important signposts. I don’t claim that this is the only reading possible of Graeber’s work. But I do argue that the questions therein, and at least some of his answers, should be more central to the Left.

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Likewise for white nationalism and eugenics: In an age where you can become a computational genomics datapoint by swabbing your cheek and mailing it to a gene-sequencing company along with a modest sum of money, “race science” has never been easier to refute. https://onezero.medium.com/how-to-destroy-surveillance-capitalism-8135e6744d59

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