US and the Neoliberal, Imperialist War Against Venezuela

For my BA Sociology Dissertation I focused on Venezuela, with a specific consideration of ‘beauty’ ‘ideals’ linking into a discussion regarding its political economy. When researching into Venezuela’s political, economic and social history and development, I learnt about the encouragement and fostering of more participatory...

Capitalism, Christmas and Debt

The build-up of debt, either on the part of the government or on the part of the public: credit card debt, student loan debt, car payment debt, mortgage debt. Debt is a way for capitalism to secure mass support when they can’t do it any...

Geographical Inequality and Neoliberalism

The thinktank IPPR North have found “government spending in the north of England has fallen by £6.3bn while the south-east and south-west of England have seen an increase of £3.2bn since 2009-10.” The graph makes for depressing viewing. This isn’t an accident though, it’s systemic. It relates...

The Importance of ‘Liveable’ Lives for All…

Judith Butler is an American philosopher and gender theorist. In her work on ethics, Butler discusses how we are all interdependent and interrelated with each other in that we are all vulnerable to uncontrollable factors. When someone’s vulnerability is recognised and respected they are judged...