As we rushed into the new reality of Zoom meetings and video lectures, the course became a roadmap for examining the coronavirus crisis in light of the current neoliberal economic condition.
COVID-19 is the symptom, but late-stage extractive capitalism is the actual virus wreaking havoc in ecological and spiritual realms of civilization.
In France, government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic inspire conspiracy theories and social confinement is perceived as capitalism’s threat to French society.
The walls lining the Quetzaltenango’s cobblestone streets are full of entrepreneurial ghosts—the remnants of shuttered businesses.
You can spot the extremes on the street in Silicon Valley. You can find monumental architecture and tour “the mothership,” a gigantic circular edifice that is the home to the Apple headquarters. You might spot a few autonomous vehicles, piloted by a host of competing companies, especially Waymo, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet.