Posts tagged "capitalism"
Colonialism's New Clothes: How Angola's new elite is getting away with old crimes

Colonialism’s New Clothes: How Angola’s new elite is getting away with old crimes

So here we are again. Another century, another crisis. But this time, power relations have shifted and Europe is on the brink. We now face the possibility that Angola may help to bailout Portugal- its former coloniser. Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos remarked “We’re aware of the difficulties the...
Capitalism's New Clothes: Enterprise, Ethics and Enjoyment in Times of Crisis

Capitalism’s New Clothes: Enterprise, Ethics and Enjoyment in Times of Crisis

Colin Cremin’s book is ambitious and pertinent. Using Hans Christian Anderson’s short tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes, the author looks to prove that our consciousness of modernity is essentially false; where rhetoric and hegemony, “draped” like clothing over the naked body of Capital, are ersatz and misleading. Indeed, as he...
Notes Toward a Critique of Money

Notes Toward a Critique of Money

In keeping with our look at the effect of capitalism over our modern world, see the False Consciousness series for more, we present the work of Georgios Papadopoulos. In his book Notes Toward a Critique of Money Papadopoulos, through prose and artwork from many contributing artists, ‘highlights the functions of money...
False Consciousness Redux

False Consciousness Redux

False Consciousness is Still Endemic in Modern Western Society (Chewing at the Bit) ‘In complex societies, the power of organisations to construct social codes is considerable but not overwhelming. The definition of the self and the biological and motivational structures of human action become targets for intervention. The generation of...
The New Wolf Presentations: #2 - The Pavement and the Beach

The New Wolf Presentations: #2 – The Pavement and the Beach

The second of our Presentations takes us to Paradise Row, a gallery on Newman St in London. The gallery’s founder Nick Hackworth spoke to us about their new exhibition The Pavement and the Beach, which can be seen in the video below. As you will see, the themes of the...
False Consciousness

False Consciousness

In my last article Why Do We Work More Than We Live? I introduced the concept of a false consciousness. I suggested that we in the west live according to the tenets of a structure that benefits the few and disenfranchises the mass. Unwittingly, we actively support and perpetuate this...
The Culture of Capitalism: What price the world?

The Culture of Capitalism: What price the world?

In preventing economic and environmental collapse, we cannot afford to lose ourselves… Despite our greatest efforts to improve and maintain everything that dictates our apparent satisfaction with life, there is something forever looming over us, something we often feel powerless against: the environment. Today’s growing population requires one and a...
Why Do We Work More Than We Live?

Why Do We Work More Than We Live?

We in the U.K work the longest hours in Europe. According to a survey by the Office for National Statistics we spend an average of 43 hours a week chained to our desks. Once travelling, sleeping, and preparing and eating food is added on (not to mention the kids!), very...