Karin Pettersson is impressed by a fictional account of the existential challenge humanity faces.
The rise of right-wing nationalism: from Poland to Polanyi
Karin Pettersson argues that far from history ‘ending’ in 1989 it has returned, with a vengeance, due to the very deregulation its trumpeters embraced.
The politics of identity and inclusion
Karin Pettersson argues that struggles around race and gender are fundamentally about inclusion on an equal footing in the political community.
Karin Pettersson explores the deep faultlines of unexpurgated racism tearing the United States apart.
It’s a virus, and this isn’t a war
The coronavirus crisis is a social challenge, Karin Pettersson writes, which the formerly secure are now being reminded is hitting the poor hardest.
The corona crisis will define our era
Karin Pettersson writes that the pandemic has highlighted the frailties of a short-sighted and hyper-individualistic social system.
Five lessons for journalism in the age of rage
For Karin Pettersson, journalism has never been more challenging—and never more important.
Is it time to ban political advertising on Facebook?
Karin Pettersson argues that ‘free speech’ is not a licence for politicians relying on rage to lie, and for such lies to be amplified by ‘social media’.
Politics in the age of data
Karin Pettersson argues that progressive politics is floundering in the waves generated by Big Data—when it could be shaping the tide.
The trilemma of Big Tech
Karin Pettersson says we can have Big Tech’s market domination, business models and democracy—just not all at the same time.
Can data-labour unions break the monopoly capture of data?
Karin Pettersson begins a series of Social Europe columns by arguing it’s time to rethink ‘free’ data as the product of labour. Recently I attended a seminar in Stockholm on the Future of Work, hosted by a major trade union. A representative from Google was present and asked the seemingly sweet and constructive question: what […]
Without Social Democracy, Capitalism Will Eat Itself
It’s a tragedy but there’s no way around it: At a time when it is most needed, social democracy is at an historic low point. What are progressives to do? Here are four lessons for the future that the Left needs to understand, and four ways to think about the road ahead. How the world has […]