By

Jesse Ramirez
The question “how many jobs will robots take?” is a false one. Robots will not take jobs, certain people will give them jobs because they believe the benefits of automation outweigh the costs.  
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In his review of The Parallax View, Fredric Jameson noted that if all of Žižek’s books are read in sequence, “the larger concepts begin to emerge from the mist.” What are these larger concepts? What sort of system might they form?
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Why do the Beats figure in the American imagination as catalysts for the generational shift from Little Red Song Book to rock and roll, from class struggle to tune in, turn on, and drop out?
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When the American Academy Awards nominated no black actors or actresses in 2015, the African-American journalist April Reign responded by creating the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag, which instantly became the top trending Twitter hashtag in the United States.
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n a seminar I taught last spring on automation and the US-American work ethic, I devoted a lecture to the myth of the “lazy Mexican.” This is the Mexican you might remember from Speedy Gonzales cartoons. To be sure, Speedy, the “fastest mouse in all Mexico,” initially seems to be a bad example. (See here,...
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As long as the left sees its choice as either murderous calculation or messianic waiting, it will remain unable to imagine other forms of militant struggle by which it can change the world.
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The task of cultural critique is to pull the rug out from under even the most mindless forms of consumerist reconciliation, to spin them around and change their valence, thus showing American culture the other, utopian side of its desire.
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The age of ecological limits does not necessitate obedience to limits. It is also an invitation to take a utopian leap beyond the world.
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The black and brown peoples whose relation to capital places them closest to the perilous edge of superfluity must declare that all lives matter, regardless of their market value.
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