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Paris Marx

Paris Marx is a socialist writer and host of the Tech Won’t Save Us podcast.

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.

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.

Nationalise the Airlines

The airline industry will not survive the coronavirus, with grounded flights bankrupting most companies by the summer. Now is the time to nationalise – and use this moment to chart a course to a low-carbon future.