OUR NEW, HAPPY LIFE? THE IDEOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT

by Charles Eisenstein, Guest Waking Times In George Orwell’s 1984, there is a moment when the Party announces an “increase” in the chocolate ration – from thirty grams to twenty. No one except for the protagonist, Winston, seems to notice that the ration has gone down not up. ‘Comrades!’ cried an eager youthful voice. ‘Attention, comrades! We have glorious news for you. We have won the battle for production! Returns now completed of the output of all classes of consumption goods show that the standard of living has risen by no less than 20 percent over the past year. All over Oceania this … Continue reading OUR NEW, HAPPY LIFE? THE IDEOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT

The many deaths of liberalism

Los Angeles, 1952. Photo by J R Eyerman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty More than a century of death notices have not diminished the achievements and the necessity of liberalism by Daniel H Cole is professor of law and public and environmental affairs at Indiana University in Bloomington. He is a founding member of both the Midwest Law and Economics Association and the Society for Environmental Law and Economics. He is the author of seven books. by Aurelian Craiutu is professor of political science and adjunct professor of American studies at Indiana University in Bloomington. His most recent book is Faces of Moderation: The Art of … Continue reading The many deaths of liberalism

Sex Workers Know More About Sex Than Anyone Else. So Why Shouldn’t They Teach It?

by Tierney Finster Do you remember the 2004 teen comedy The Girl Next Door? Emile Hirsch plays a nerdy, rule-abiding virginal teen about to graduate high school when Elisha Cuthbert’s character moves in next door. Hirsch’s character quickly falls for the attractive, mysterious blonde and learns to navigate his jealousy when he finds out about the porn career she’s attempting to leave behind. Conflict involving a bitter porn director, a mishandled savings account and a foreign-exchange student ensues, but spoiler alert, Hirsch’s team of geeks and Cuthbert’s entourage of porn stars join forces to create a semi-pornographic sex-ed video for high … Continue reading Sex Workers Know More About Sex Than Anyone Else. So Why Shouldn’t They Teach It?