As a society, we’re forcing millions of people to go to offices five days a week, eight hours a day, and do nothing

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If someone had designed a work regime perfectly suited to maintaining the power of finance capital, it’s hard to see how they could have done a better job. Real, productive workers are relentlessly squeezed and exploited. The remainder are divided between a terrorized stratum of the, universally reviled, unemployed and…

After completely deleting two drafts, I’m taking a different approach.

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The third time’s the charm. I’m realizing that writing about myself is significantly harder than I thought. Well, writing about myself is relatively easy but making it worth reading seems to be an insurmountable challenge for me at the moment.

The first two drafts were dreadful. Here’s a quick synopsis…

Fabricators are being indicted for lying to the FBI; someone tell Rachel Maddow and let’s stop the madness

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It’s not an easy position to take on my side of the aisle. So first, I’ll admit, I fell for it too. I remember the early days of the Trump presidency, watching those bizarre Keith Olbermann videos, where he claimed at any minute the FBI is going to bust into…

From Joe Rogan to Tim Ferriss and Armchair Expert, there are way too many uncritical interviews laundering the image of evil people

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The word propaganda is a bit subjective, and it is overused these days — by me especially. People yell about ‘animal rights propaganda’ coming from PETA, ‘renewable energy propaganda,’ and our media pretends any anti-war message these days must be coming from Russian-bot farms.

It is seemingly everywhere because, in…

While he’s gallivanting around with billionaires, we need to face the fact that his ideology and decisions helped lead us to where we are

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This might be an unpopular opinion on my side of the aisle, but I don’t think the Obama legacy is going to age well. We are living through insane times. From a dozen cities burning during the largest protest in American history in the summer of 2020 to January 6th…

In the name of efficiency, there’s going to be a leveraged buyout, and they’re going to sell off a once-decent company for parts

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The propaganda is real. Americans truly see figures like Gordon Geko as heroes. At this point, ‘Greed is good’ should be printed on the money because we have so internalized that message. Americans think making money automatically means bringing value.

And it could not be further from the truth.

All…

Climate change is a winning issue, and Democrats would dominate ’22 and ’24 if they ran on one policy

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Democrats don’t realize that global warming is something they could win on. Recent Pew research shows there are enough Republicans that care — it’s obviously not the majority but a significant percentage know it is coming. Swing that block into your camp and boom, you win. …

Mitchell Peterson

Anthony Bourdain super-fan on my seventh year outside of the US, currently in Prague reading, writing, and teaching. Instagram: @mitchellglenn

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