The Football world cup in Qatar has officially begun. Once again, our media floods our screens with euphoria about it. Sure there is a bit of criticism here and there. Yes, there are some minor issues with LGBTQ+ rights. And sure, the occasional migrant worker gave his life for this PR project. But come on. It’s football.
One key argument to sell the idea of liberalizing public infrastructure is the price. Prizes will drop because of increased competition. That is the tale of the neoliberal fanatics.
Most people in rural areas have lost faith in the established center-left parties. They no longer believe that these parties do anything to improve their situation. They have good reason to. Even the leftist parties have embraced neoliberal narratives.
Playing guitar is a hobby that does seem to stick with me. I have rarely pursued any hobbies for 2 years and counting. Thanks in no part to my executive function challenges. So, there is an obvious answer to the question: What birthday present do I want to give myself? Why a new guitar, of course!
The only logic behind capitalism is to commodify everything. Nature, Basic public infrastructure, and even human connections.
We even commodified friendships and romance. So nobody actually gets to experience what that actually is anymore.
For many teachers, faulty IT infrastructure can be a major stress factor. It forces teachers to adapt to the moment. They need to improvise every time. This can throw off an otherwise good lesson. 25 kids can get bored very fast if you are busy getting the projector to work.
You are only a fully emancipated person if you have your own household. At least, that is what we have been conditioned to think. In a capitalist society, it is incomprehensible, how some people can choose to not follow this path. We are obsessed with individualism.