The billionaire space race reflects a colonial mindset that fails to imagine a different world

An artist’s rendition of a future space colony. (Shutterstock) Ted McCormick, Concordia University It was a time of political uncertainty, cultural conflict and social change. Private ventures exploited technological advances and natural resources, generating unprecedented fortunes while wreaking havoc on local communities and environments. The working poor crowded cities, spurring property-holders to develop increased surveillance … Continue reading The billionaire space race reflects a colonial mindset that fails to imagine a different world

Trump and the Myth of Independence, Part 2

As noted in my last, I'd like to say a little more about a specific thread of Trumpism that seems to have gained traction among people who might not otherwise choose to identify publicly with a bigot. This is the idea that as a super-rich bigot, Trump is exempt from the kinds of corruption that infect politicians … Continue reading Trump and the Myth of Independence, Part 2