Month: April 2020

  • Free Julian Assange

    This is to remind you of the Amnesty International petition in defence of freedom of expression. I quote AI: Julian Assange‚Äôs publication of disclosed documents as part of his work with Wikileaks should not be punishable as this activity mirrors conduct that investigative journalists undertake regularly in their professional capacity. Prosecuting Julian Assange on these…

  • Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste

    Once again I turn to the “historian and philosopher of economic thought” (quoting Wikipedia) Philip Mirowski and his eponymous book discussing How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown. The book seems tailor-made for Covid-19, although it applied to the financial crisis in 2008. Back then, when many of us were worried, or should I say “frantic”,…