Corporations


The radical commies at Bloomberg have published a sweeping expose of the Tea Party-funding behemoth Koch Industries, claiming that standard practice at the company includes bribing government officials around the world, secretly…




ProductionVia Modern Mythology:

In the wake of yet another collosal political and social disappointment, I’d like to touch on an issue which, frankly, could be the topic of a book. And it’s a book that, if it hasn’t been written already, should be written. It needs to be written, and more importantly, it needs to be talked about.

Every culture has myths about work. What is acceptable for an employee or employer, what the nature of that relationship should be. It is in the benefit of the employer to have myths throughout the workforce that tie their very identity and sense of self worth into how well they meet that employers demands, and if there aren’t forces in place, either enforced through government oversight or the unionization of the workers in some configuration, these myths can run rampant. There is, after all, a word in Japanese for working one’s self to death. (They also apparently have a word for eating one’s self to ruin. But that’s another story.)

(Matt Damon speaks out on the importance of teachers):

This process is not inherently good or bad. As I said in the chapter on initiation in The Immanence of Myth, the prescriptive nature of indoctrination may sound ominous, but many of us know what humans become when left to be feral creatures. They can hardly be called human, at all.

However, this process can still break down in any number of ways…




An excerpt from the upcoming Immanence of Myth anthology: It may seem that the word “myth” has lost its meaning to us as a psychological or spiritual term. No, the situation is more…



The Story Of Stuff Project has a brief and breezy animated guide to the concept of corporations as people, beginning with the Founding Fathers and leading up to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. The grinning, clumsy robot used to symbolize corporations is adorable and would make a fantastic plush doll.




Greenpeace UK held a rebranding contest to generate fresh new redesigns of the BP logo. That plain green flower was introduced in 2000, and ten years later … it’s time for an…