After the Pandemic, We Can’t Buy into a Living Nightmare (England-centric)

In a posthumous essay David Graeber opens: “At some point in the next few months, the crisis will be declared over, and we will be able to return to our “nonessential” jobs. For many, this will be like waking from a dream. The media and political classes will definitely encourage us to think of it … Continue reading After the Pandemic, We Can’t Buy into a Living Nightmare (England-centric)

Capital 4 People: Dissolving Capitalism through Democratizing Capital

Back in January 25, 2018 I published this blog on ‘How can everyone take over the world?’ and ‘Where can I ethically invest?’ An idea that emerged through conversation with Prof. Mike Fischer in 2017 and in reply to Laura BC’s questions. In light of the amazing developments of reddit users vs hedgefunds I thought … Continue reading Capital 4 People: Dissolving Capitalism through Democratizing Capital

The Mazdoor-Kisan-Strike in India and what we can learn in the UK

Over a quarter of a BILLION people are taking part in the Worker and Peasant Strike in India. That’s almost 3.5% of the world's human population, the number often quoted (albeit problematic) by XR needed for #systemchange. What has this got to do with the UK? If you want to keep up to date with … Continue reading The Mazdoor-Kisan-Strike in India and what we can learn in the UK

Cultivating the ground for cooperative responses to crisis in the UK

Back in March as SARS-CoV-2 was integrating itself into the population of the UK, we – a couple of anthropologists – put our heads together to evaluate the situation. After briefly sketching out the possible scenarios that could emerge in the UK in response to SARS-CoV-2, it became immediately clear there was a short-term and … Continue reading Cultivating the ground for cooperative responses to crisis in the UK

PART 3: My COVID Reading List from March/April 2020

The Necropolitics of Care My main interest in the aforementioned work of Scoones is in exploring how 'uncertainty' is dealt with through modelling. An epic industry that stretches far beyond academia into insurance giants and risk management in all sectors of life. A recent book by Frederic Keck explores the question of uncertainty in disease … Continue reading PART 3: My COVID Reading List from March/April 2020