21 Articles by:

Paris Marx

Paris Marx is the host of the Tech Won't Save Us podcast and author of Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation.

The Fight for a Workers’ Hollywood

Even before the recent tragic on-set death, film and TV workers were organising to improve conditions in Hollywood – their fight pits them against not only film studios, but global tech giants.

Leave the Billionaires in Space

The space race playing out among billionaires like Branson, Bezos and Musk has little to do with science – it’s a PR-driven spectacle designed to distract us from the disasters capitalism is causing here on Earth.

Apple Won’t Save the World

Apple is just the latest Big Tech company to receive praise for its environmental policies – but despite the media narrative, no amount of greenwashing can repair the damage corporations are doing to the planet.

Adios, Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos is stepping aside as Amazon’s CEO having made a fortune of almost $200 billion. It’s an attempt at reputation rehabilitation – but he can’t escape the legacy of exploitation he leaves behind.

Billionaire Space Colonialism Is a Dead End

Billionaires like Elon Musk want to project the same capitalist logic that is destroying Earth into outer space – they won’t succeed, but their ego trips might prevent us from using technology to improve human life.

The Social Delusion

A new Netflix movie, ‘The Social Dilemma,’ seeks to pin the world’s political problems on social media – but growing polarisation is a product of capitalism’s deep inequalities, not Facebook and Twitter.

The Pandemic Profiteers

Billionaires have seen their fortunes skyrocket during Covid-19 while workers face wage cuts and layoffs – if we want to build a more equal society, we have to take them on.

The Limits of Basic Income

A basic income would be useful during a pandemic, but in the long term it would deepen the power of the market – instead, it’s time to fight to limit the influence of the market over the services we all rely on.