‘Freedom to do What?’

In the introduction to her second volume of autobiography, Simone de Beauvoir wrote: “When I had completed my Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter [I had long wanted to set down the story of my first twenty years] no voice spoke to me out of my past, urging me to continue the story. I made up… Continue reading ‘Freedom to do What?’


Understanding Capitalism: Don’t Take It On Faith

I am thinking about a note I found on the corner of the internet by journalist Liu Zhiyi: “After using the toilet at 4am, I stuck my ear on the workshop corridor wall, and listened to the machines rumbling steadily from all four directions - this is the factory's heartbeat. The employees work, walk and… Continue reading Understanding Capitalism: Don’t Take It On Faith