HBO’s limited series reminds us that class society permeates everywhere, even on a tropical island — something that US television traditionally does its best to hide.
Jeff Bezos’s Vanity Space Flight Was a Uniquely American Disgrace
Only in a country whose ruling class has grown deeply deluded could a space joy ride like Jeff Bezos’s be seen as cause for public celebration rather than the …
The Billionaire Space Race Is the Ultimate Symbol of Capitalist Decadence
Extreme wealth in the capitalist age is by definition engaged in a constant and desperate scramble for new sources of ethical legitimacy
Comrade Buffay: Analysing the Politics of Phoebe Buffay
A closer look into Phoebe's character reveals that her ‘weirdness’ and 'gypsy-like demeanour' are just how the show masquerades her left-leaning views.
An Economist’s Take on Valentine’s Day
What drives the incessant spending on flowers, candies and other presents? The answer lies in the concept of signalling in economics.
Fake It Before, During, and After You Make It
Netflix’s 'The Politician' brilliantly portrays how genuine feelings have become a valuable commodity traded for money, power, and fame.
Why Mattel’s Astrophysicist Barbie Is Really the Same Problems in New Clothes
The company's efforts to promote gender equality look hollow – as nothing more than a marketing ploy to capitalise on the cultural affinity for women's freedoms in our current …