How did we get to the point in which a foreign totalitarian regime is able to dictate, even without any immediate threat of violence, the actions of major American and European companies? To answer that question, we must look at the history of China and understand some of the fundamental values that shape its society. We must then look at the American economic and political system, and how it relates to the Chinese system. The core of the issue, as with every barbarian conquest, is not the superiority of the Chinese system, but the decline of the American one.
From the idea that human sciences should preclude any value judgement to the adoption of statistics as the primary means of acquiring knowledge, Positivism still holds a silent, but powerful place in western thought.
This article looks at the metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, politics and esthetics from classical positivists like Auguste Comte and Émile Durkheim, comparing them to another secular philosophy: Ayn Rand's Objectivism
Recently, Modern Monetary Theory has been gaining visibility in the US at an alarming rate, to the point where elected public representatives such as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have begun to use it as a theoretical background for public policy. As we will see, however, there is nothing new about this modern theory; it is a very old idea, whose recent popularity is merely the natural result of the expansive tendency of the contradictions that already exist in orthodox positivist economics
Fires in the Amazon, talks of a Green New Deal in America, investigations on environmental crimes in China, and UN summits with speeches from presidents and teenage girls. Environmentalism has not been an obscure topic for quite a while now, but it has certainly gained a renewed popularity over the past year.