Archive for February 2011

Neo-Liberalism as Utopia

During the ‘Discourses of Dissent’ conference, in response to Ruth Levitas’ presentation about the continuing need for utopias, I observed that Neo-Liberalism is a very potent example of a utopian vision that through what might be reasonably called a ‘conspiracy’… Read More ›

Love for sale

…real human hearts are not gaudy, cast in gold or made of chocolate. Real human hearts are bloody, meaty, beating messes of fear and emotional flux. Cheap chocolatey sentiment distracts us from the fact that very few of us are… Read More ›

Who gets the best jobs?

Richard Bilton investigates how class continues to restrict access to professions and well-paid careers to a small, exclusive pool of the well-connected in modern Britain. Click to watch video (only UK viewers, unfortunately)