Yanis Varoufakis’s Technofeudalism offers sharp insights into the rise of “cloud capital,” but misreads it as inaugurating an entirely new economic system. The enemy is still capitalism, even if in a novel form.
Henry Snow is a labor historian and visiting assistant professor at Colby College.
Space policy is already a site of class struggle, and the mining and militarization haven’t even begun. It’s left-wing space policy or barbarism.
If political pressure and desperate pleading with administrators could fix the crisis in American academia, it would be fixed already. Instead, transforming the university will require academics to do something we’re notoriously bad at: stop working.