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A Letter to Chicago’s Teachers On the Perils of Pay for Success Finance & Wrap Around Services

I am writing this letter to the teachers of Chicago as you continue your strike. I realize you probably won’t have time to read this until after your contract is resolved, but I felt it was important to put my thoughts down now while they are fresh in my mind. I know you care deeply […]

We stand for the children, the natural world, the not yet born-Union Square Park 3/20/21

This is the transcript of the speech I gave as part of the Worldwide Freedom Rally in New York City held at Union Square Park on March 20, 2021. It was wonderful to see so many of you and to hug you. What an incredible weekend. Spring is on the doorstep. Each day the sun […]

The Mixed Reality Commute: Education for the Telepresence Gig Economy

First there were remote-operation robots for nuclear waste clean up, then remote-operation drone warfare. Now we’ve moved on to the rather more mundane task of remote-operation fast food delivery. I was motivated to finally sit down and start to write the back-story to defense department simulations and workforce-aligned project based learning after seeing a tweet […]

The Internet of Bodies and Human Capital Futures Bets In Brazil

Stakeholder capitalism or social entrepreneurship has been cultivated in Brazil by the Aspen Institute, The Inter-American Development Bank, The International Finance Corporation, the Catholic Church through the First fund, and Oikocredit (World Council of Churches) going back at least to 2003. Brazil is one of thirty-three member nations of Sir Ronald Cohen’s Global Steering Group […]

Will Bloomberg’s Municipal Technocrats Undermine A Progressive Presidency?

Pointed critiques of Bloomberg’s egregious behavior and the damaging policies he advanced as mayor of New York have filled media feeds for months. Many progressives are heartened by the results of the Nevada primary. Bernie Sanders’s star is rising, and Bloomberg, despite deep pockets and support from centrist insiders, seems less likely to be the […]

Two paths diverge. Follow the red one.

Above taken from The Red Nation’s Principles of Unity, ratified August 2018. I write this at the beginning of the Global Climate Strike in the hopes of raising questions, provoking conversation, and perhaps bringing some clarity to a fight that has life or death consequences for untold millions of people as well as our non-human kin. […]

Site Visit to Palantir’s New Denver Headquarters

Last November the Denver Business Journal featured an interview with Palantir leadership discussing their decision to leave the Bay Area and relocate to a community of “critical thinkers” that “accepts the company’s broad range of initiatives.”  I’ve written extensively on the topic of data surveillance of poor and vulnerable communities in the past. Below are […]

Prison “Reform” To Incarcerate The World: “Smart” Justice & Global Finance

Imposition of social control through brutal policing, incarceration, state supervision, exorbitant fines, and forced labor has a long, well-documented history in the United States. The ongoing harm, and devastating legacy of trauma linked to it, disproportionately affects Indigenous and Black communities, the very ones upon whose stolen land and labor this nation’s wealth has been […]