Political consumerism disguises itself as democracy

Consumerism isn’t only about deal-addicted Black Friday shoppers swarming a department store. Consumerism infects through imposing market mindsets; it reduces decisions to market choices, will to purchase-power. Politics doesn’t escape it. Internet-enabled communication granted voters a newfound power, but this will only produce negative results in a system of political consumerism. An insight from MattRead More

Social media shaming gets in the way of building real power

Online, it’s all too easy to assume that the feeling of power that comes from shaming someone––especially when it’s public and supported by others––is actual power, but it’s more often a symptom of division caused by filter bubbles and an unwillingness to be truly open. An insight from Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor applied to the limits of social media shamingRead More