Brian Davey writes that Zuboff's book makes the internet of things seem "like living in an automated psychiatric ward in which it is not the psychiatric staff who know what is best for you but a variety of algorithms of ideal behaviour".
Our new podcast series kicks off with some reflections on preserving our mental health in these turbulent times, from our December 7 event "Living well in the face of climate and ecological crises". Contributors include John Sharry, Morag Friel, Leontien Friel Darrell, Mark Garavan, Theresa O'Donohue and John Gibbons.
"Enough and the related actions of coping, critiquing and creating are about embracing possibility, which is different from prediction," writes Anne Ryan in the sixth instalment of her blog, Enough is Plenty.
Patrick Noble makes a case for capitalism - assuming that 'capital' is taken to mean 'spiritual, pleasurable and human assets, combined with that which maintains all those things'.
Caroline Whyte finds this book by Feidhlim Harty to be very accessible and full of useful information.
The current system for introducing money into the economy has adverse effects, both social and environmental. Graham Barnes argues for a better strategic framework for the first use of money, and a clearer explanatory narrative to facilitate consent.