Digital Technology & Society

Neoliberal Capitalism is Dead. Long Live ‘Surveillance Capitalism’?

In May last year Joseph Stiglitz claimed neoliberal capitalism was dead. ‘The neoliberal experiment – lower taxes on the rich, deregulation of labour and product markets, financialisation, and globalisation – has been a spectacular failure… Neoliberalism must be pronounced dead and buried.’[1] Much has been written on the failings of neoliberalism. But are there any […]

Thoughts on Libra: An Oligarchy Project for Privatised Money

On June 18th Facebook announced its ambitious project to construct a ‘global currency and financial infrastructure that empowers billions of people’, a currency which utilises blockchain technology and aims to foster financial inclusion for those with limited or no access to banks.[1] Understandably, the notion of a global payments system run by the world’s most […]


Teaching Online

I recently completed a course in flexible, distant, and online learning. I post my reflections here in the hope they may be helpful for friends, colleagues, and anyone taking their courses online this year due to the pandemic.


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