Resistance in Late-Capitalist Art
Entertainment editor Seán Enda Donnelly talks about the nature of art and entertainment in our modern society through the lens of Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism (2009) and transgressive art. In 1848, a year wracked by revolution throughout the globe and in their native Germany, philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published The Communist Manifesto. The […]
The Invisible Dehumanisation and Global Disparity Existing Behind the Commodification of Love
Current Affairs Editor Ronan Keohane delves deep into the ramifications of capitalism on affairs of the heart. In the modern age of globalisation, where free-market capitalism and neoliberalism have been established as dominant ideologies throughout the world, very few things have become exempt from becoming commodified. In recent years we can find many examples […]
How Can We Ethically Consume Under Capitalism?
Motley’s Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Molly Kavanagh, examines the dilemma of ethical consumption within the constraints of a capitalist society. ‘It’s okay, there’s no ethical consumption under capitalism anyways” is a mantra that I usually hear in response to a person being told that their indulgence in fast fashion is harmful to the environment. The term “fast […]
Capitalism is Killing this Planet
Motley’s Current Affairs Staff Writer Brendan O’Grady argues that the current economic system is destroying our planet as the billionaire class booms in tandem with our world’s hunger for capital expansion. First things first, let us define our terms: Capitalism is the dominant economic philosophy used globally by nation states and is based on the […]
Capitalism and Climate Action – can we have both?
Is it possible to see successful and sustainable climate action under capitalism? Can individual effort save our planet? Aisling O’Leary explores the fact that perhaps neither is possible, that we need change – big, sometimes inconveniencing, change. The future that climate change has forced us to visualise is a bleak one, and bleaker again […]