Full Discussion with Little Green Pig
Arts
186 views
186 views

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig

Kate Dennett - November 12, 2018
New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero
Arts
249 views
249 views

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero

Roxana Xamán Mc Gregor - November 8, 2018
Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt
Arts
120 views
120 views

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt

Alice Gledhill - October 25, 2018
126 views

Brighton and Beyond

Rachael Naylor - October 24, 2018
127 views

The best breakthroughs of 2018 thus far

Sabrina Edwards - October 22, 2018
Johnny English Fails to Strike Again
Arts
149 views
149 views

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again

Alice Gledhill - October 18, 2018
Sexual assault in the US government
Comment
125 views
125 views

Sexual assault in the US government

Tom Robinson - October 17, 2018
What’s ACCA-ning?
Arts
191 views
191 views

What’s ACCA-ning?

Emma Nay - October 16, 2018
Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols
Arts
199 views
199 views

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols

Kate Dennett - October 12, 2018
University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week
Arts
262 views
262 views

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week

Kate Dennett - October 6, 2018
Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin
Interview
213 views
213 views

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin

Alex Leissle - October 4, 2018
Why we should all embrace drag
Features
252 views
252 views

Why we should all embrace drag

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018
In Conversation with Alannah Myles
Arts
428 views
428 views

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

Anastasia Konstantinidou - October 3, 2018
Brighton Needs You!
News
232 views
232 views

Brighton Needs You!

Anonymous - September 28, 2018
Books Every Fresher Should Read
Arts
465 views
465 views

Books Every Fresher Should Read

Anonymous - September 19, 2018
France in Fine Fettle
Sports
360 views
360 views

France in Fine Fettle

Anonymous - September 17, 2018
Dive into Brightonian Culture
Arts
327 views
327 views

Dive into Brightonian Culture

Sorrel Linsley - September 17, 2018
Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?
Arts
375 views
375 views

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?

Anastasia Konstantinidou - September 15, 2018
BBC Introducing Live| Sustainability and Music
Music
47 views
47 views

BBC Introducing Live| Sustainability and Music

Lara Antoine - November 16, 2018
300 Views

Books: Meme Wars

Photo: Penguin

Ben Ringshall

Meme Wars is the latest edition in a series of publications by Kalle Lasn, the renowned Canadian filmmaker, co-founder of Adbusters Media Foundation, voice of the Occupy Movement and outspoken critic of consumer capitalism. In what he calls a “Real World Economics Textbook”, Lasn calls for an end to the ‘old school’ of neo-classical economics, arguing that not only has it repeatedly brought the world to its financial knees, but also that it has brought about a desperate and selfish consumer culture though the fetishization of constant growth.

Thankfully, the book itself is a far cry from your average textbook.  Packed full of insightful images, interlaced with articles from some of the most prominent economists and political commentators, Lasn creates a very vivid image of his ideal.

This requires no prior knowledge of economics; if anything knowing nothing at all about economics may be an advantage.

Instead of the typical anti-capitalist propaganda we find a well-thought out, if deliberately radical, contribution. Rather that merely point to the problems of our ‘hyper-consumptive’ society, Lasn offers a plausible, yet desirable alternative to resolve the problems that have clearly had such a profoundly detrimental effect on Western culture.

Meme Wars is a well-considered and engaging work that not only clearly defines the issues at hand but also gives pause for thought. Well worded and cleverly illustrated, Lasn has painted a vivid, if a little bleak picture, of the consequences of unchecked growth and consumption.

Well worth putting in your letter to Santa.

 

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam
Full Discussion with Little Green Pig
Arts
186 views
186 views

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig

Kate Dennett - November 12, 2018
New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero
Arts
249 views
249 views

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero

Roxana Xamán Mc Gregor - November 8, 2018
Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt
Arts
120 views
120 views

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt

Alice Gledhill - October 25, 2018
126 views

Brighton and Beyond

Rachael Naylor - October 24, 2018
127 views

The best breakthroughs of 2018 thus far

Sabrina Edwards - October 22, 2018
Johnny English Fails to Strike Again
Arts
149 views
149 views

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again

Alice Gledhill - October 18, 2018
Sexual assault in the US government
Comment
125 views
125 views

Sexual assault in the US government

Tom Robinson - October 17, 2018
What’s ACCA-ning?
Arts
191 views
191 views

What’s ACCA-ning?

Emma Nay - October 16, 2018
Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols
Arts
199 views
199 views

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols

Kate Dennett - October 12, 2018
University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week
Arts
262 views
262 views

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week

Kate Dennett - October 6, 2018
Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin
Interview
213 views
213 views

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin

Alex Leissle - October 4, 2018
Why we should all embrace drag
Features
252 views
252 views

Why we should all embrace drag

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018
In Conversation with Alannah Myles
Arts
428 views
428 views

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

Anastasia Konstantinidou - October 3, 2018
Brighton Needs You!
News
232 views
232 views

Brighton Needs You!

Anonymous - September 28, 2018
Books Every Fresher Should Read
Arts
465 views
465 views

Books Every Fresher Should Read

Anonymous - September 19, 2018
France in Fine Fettle
Sports
360 views
360 views

France in Fine Fettle

Anonymous - September 17, 2018
Dive into Brightonian Culture
Arts
327 views
327 views

Dive into Brightonian Culture

Sorrel Linsley - September 17, 2018
Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?
Arts
375 views
375 views

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?

Anastasia Konstantinidou - September 15, 2018
BBC Introducing Live| Sustainability and Music
Music
47 views
47 views

BBC Introducing Live| Sustainability and Music

Lara Antoine - November 16, 2018
Thrilling Feminist Dystopias
Arts
44 views
44 views

Thrilling Feminist Dystopias

Anonymous - November 16, 2018
It’s Time To Talk About Biphobia
Features
47 views
47 views

It’s Time To Talk About Biphobia

Rachel Badham - November 16, 2018

Leave a Reply

Join the Badger Team

Apply today!

Latest Posts

Remakes and Reimaginings: Suspiria (2018)
#CINECITY19
413 views
#CINECITY19
413 views

Remakes and Reimaginings: Suspiria (2018)

Yazz James - November 13, 2018

Suspiria is a surprising and radical reimagining of Dario Argento’s 1977 film. The story is centred around Susie Bannion (Jessica Harper/Dakota Johnson), a young American, who moves…

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig
Arts
186 views
Arts
186 views

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig

Kate Dennett - November 12, 2018

We got the chance to talk to Catherine from Brighton & Hove’s local organisation, Little Green Pig, who work with young people to unlock their imaginations and…

CINECITY Opening Night: The Favourite
#CINECITY19
318 views
#CINECITY19
318 views

CINECITY Opening Night: The Favourite

Emma Nay - November 11, 2018

I did not always believe in the magic of cinema. Sitting in one of a thousand identical cinemas, looking at the waves of unoccupied seats, can make…

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero
Arts
249 views
Arts
249 views

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero

Roxana Xamán Mc Gregor - November 8, 2018

On the 30 November it was the last Tuesday of the month, meaning, of course, I was at The Hope and Ruin ready for Hi Zero, as…

Poets and Musicians Against the Arms Trade Preview
Arts
322 views
Arts
322 views

Poets and Musicians Against the Arms Trade Preview

Emma Nay - November 6, 2018

On the 10th of November in Falmer Bar’s own Room 76 a series of musicians and poets are coming together to protest against the arms trade. The…

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning: 50th Anniversary
Arts
170 views
Arts
170 views

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning: 50th Anniversary

Hal Keelin - November 2, 2018

As one of the best things to come out of the 20th Century nears its 50th anniversary, it is a chance to look back at Laurie Lee’s…

Self-Representation – Women of Colour in Publishing Event
Arts
175 views
Arts
175 views

Self-Representation – Women of Colour in Publishing Event

Florence Dutton - October 29, 2018

Over recent years, relentless injustice has caused a surge in female self-reclamation, especially across the media. More and more women from marginalised communities and backgrounds are coming…

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt
Arts
120 views
Arts
120 views

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt

Alice Gledhill - October 25, 2018

On Sunday evening, The Haunt welcomed a trio of poets from America and Canada as part of Neil Hilborn’s UK tour, treating guests to an uplifting night…

Top Stories
126 views

Brighton and Beyond

Rachael Naylor - October 24, 2018

Finding your feet in a brand new city can be overwhelming and confusing at first, however Brighton offers a range of alternative travel options to satisfy all…

Freshers 2018
127 views

The best breakthroughs of 2018 thus far

Sabrina Edwards - October 22, 2018

As we begin a new school year, this is a great time for Sabrina Edwards, the new Science editor, to reflect on the best scientific breakthroughs of…

De-Stressing with Rob Cowen’s Common Ground
Arts
215 views
Arts
215 views

De-Stressing with Rob Cowen’s Common Ground

Hal Keelin - October 18, 2018

Upon my transfer to Sussex University, I found Robert Cowen’s Common Ground a particularly comforting read. After nearly a year out from academic study, I was finally…

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again
Arts
149 views
Arts
149 views

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again

Alice Gledhill - October 18, 2018

Striking up laughter in cinema screens once again, Rowan Atkinson may have given up playing lovable Mr. Bean, but he hasn’t retired as Johnny English just yet.…

Sexual assault in the US government
Comment
125 views
Comment
125 views

Sexual assault in the US government

Tom Robinson - October 17, 2018

“I believed he was going to rape me.” are the stand out words in Christine Ford’s final testimony at the confirmation hearing of Brett Kavanaugh as an…

What’s ACCA-ning?
Arts
191 views
Arts
191 views

What’s ACCA-ning?

Emma Nay - October 16, 2018

  All you need to know about autumn at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts If you have not seen the ACCA’s new autumn programme, you…

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols
Arts
199 views
Arts
199 views

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols

Kate Dennett - October 12, 2018

In celebration of Black History Month, Sussex Student Union organised a number of interesting talks and events across October. One of these exciting opportunities was a chance…

Review: Suzanne Ciani & Martin Messier at the ACCA
Film & Theatre
185 views
Film & Theatre
185 views

Review: Suzanne Ciani & Martin Messier at the ACCA

Anonymous - October 10, 2018

At the outset, Mr Messier’s FIELD at once invoked The Matrix and Daedalus’ Boiler Room set.  The basic concept of this mixed media performance relies on transducer…

Shelf Help: The Organisation Encouraging Self-Development
Arts
265 views
Arts
265 views

Shelf Help: The Organisation Encouraging Self-Development

Kate Dennett - October 10, 2018

To commemorate to this year’s Mental Health Awareness Day, I found it increasingly difficult to draw attention to just one book of relevance in recognition of this…

Freshers’ Week from a second year perspective
Campus News
220 views
Campus News
220 views

Freshers’ Week from a second year perspective

Chris Ahjem - October 9, 2018

Annually, the University of Sussex welcomes thousands of new students to our Falmer campus and every year the Student’s Union and Brighton based clubs and businesses increase…

National Badger Day: 10 fun facts you might not have known
News
323 views
News
323 views

National Badger Day: 10 fun facts you might not have known

Chris Ahjem - October 6, 2018

To celebrate National Badger Day here are 10 fun facts about our animal kingdom namesake Badgers can run up to 16-19 miles per hour which is the…

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week
Arts
262 views
Arts
262 views

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week

Kate Dennett - October 6, 2018

This coming week marks the celebration of Libraries Week, an event solely dedicated to praising the work of libraries across the UK. This annual event is taking…

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin
Interview
213 views
Interview
213 views

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin

Alex Leissle - October 4, 2018

The young star is often a tricky title to navigate. There are the big names, who explode into the world with noise, bright light, a big record…

How Fenty Beauty changed the face of the makeup industry
Lifestyle
318 views
Lifestyle
318 views

How Fenty Beauty changed the face of the makeup industry

Rachel Badham - October 3, 2018

Fenty Beauty, launched in September last year, is a makeup line created by global superstar Robyn Rihanna Fenty, better known as Rihanna. It’s not uncommon for celebrity…

Why we should all embrace drag
Features
252 views
Features
252 views

Why we should all embrace drag

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018

Once an art form disregarded by many, 2018 bears witness to the continuous rise of drag as a legitimate, celebrated art. Spearheaded by RuPaul’s Drag Race, drag…

In Conversation with Alannah Myles
Arts
428 views
Arts
428 views

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

Anastasia Konstantinidou - October 3, 2018

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Alannah Myles, the 1991 Grammy winner for best female rock vocal performance for her outstanding vocal abilities for the…

Brighton Needs You!
News
232 views
News
232 views

Brighton Needs You!

Anonymous - September 28, 2018

Brighton is a vibrant and thriving city that many students at Sussex are lucky enough to call home. But there are many in the area in need…

Books Every Fresher Should Read
Arts
465 views
Arts
465 views

Books Every Fresher Should Read

Anonymous - September 19, 2018

Starting university comes with both exciting but potentially daunting changes, with both moving away from home and studying at degree level posing to be two new challenges.…

INCREDIBLES 2: The Sequel with a Feminist Twist
Film & Theatre
312 views
Film & Theatre
312 views

INCREDIBLES 2: The Sequel with a Feminist Twist

Olek Młyński - September 18, 2018

One key film in the development of anyone who grew up in the early 2000s was The Incredibles (2004). It’s comedy, vibrancy, and general sense of fun…

France in Fine Fettle
Sports
360 views
Sports
360 views

France in Fine Fettle

Anonymous - September 17, 2018

Prior to the start of the quadrennial tournament this summer, football fans across the world grew sceptical over Russia’s credentials and ability to host the most prestigious…

Dive into Brightonian Culture
Arts
327 views
Arts
327 views

Dive into Brightonian Culture

Sorrel Linsley - September 17, 2018

Boredom is impossible when you throw yourself into everything this weird and wonderful city has to offer. The specific and unique cultural wonders of Brighton are indeed…

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?
Arts
375 views
Arts
375 views

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?

Anastasia Konstantinidou - September 15, 2018

During this year’s Pride Festival, Brighton had the honour of welcoming international pop star and voice of the early 2000s, Britney Spears, to the main stage. Undoubtedly,…

Union obliterates the debate – unwritten requirement used to shut down free speech debate
Campus News
1539 views1
Campus News
1539 views1

Union obliterates the debate – unwritten requirement used to shut down free speech debate

Jordan Wright - April 27, 2018

Student society Liberate the Debate’s most recent event was cancelled over a lack of compliance with the Students' Union's (USSU) requirement for a neutral chair - a…

BBC Introducing Live| Sustainability and Music
Music
47 views
Music
47 views

BBC Introducing Live| Sustainability and Music

Lara Antoine - November 16, 2018

If you were to link sustainability with something it's unlikely to be music. The panelists aimed to prove that wrong, focusing on plastic waste and emissions in…

‘I’m Sick of Singing About My Broken Heart’ – Tom Odell in Concert
Music
32 views
Music
32 views

‘I’m Sick of Singing About My Broken Heart’ – Tom Odell in Concert

Mollie Lindsay-Bush - November 16, 2018

[caption id="attachment_37093" align="alignnone" width="3024"] Photo by Mollie Lindsay-Bush[/caption]   ‘I’m Sick of Singing About My Broken Heart’ – But, oh boy Tom, we are not. When I…

Thrilling Feminist Dystopias
Arts
44 views
Arts
44 views

Thrilling Feminist Dystopias

Anonymous - November 16, 2018

The production of dystopian fiction has rapidly expanded over the past twenty years, with young adult dystopian trilogies, such as The Hunger Games, gaining popularity amongst teenagers.…

It’s Time To Talk About Biphobia
Features
47 views
Features
47 views

It’s Time To Talk About Biphobia

Rachel Badham - November 16, 2018

Biphobia is the prejudice against bisexual and pansexual individuals, and whilst this may exist amongst the heterosexuals it’s also very common within the LGBTQ+ community itself. Bisexuality,…

Features
38 views

Acting Political: Celebrity Involvement In The Political Landscape

Rachel Badham - November 16, 2018

Amid the build up to the US mid-term elections, global megastar Taylor Swift released a political statement via Instagram to her 112 million followers. Swift has previously…

Period Poverty: The Untold Story Behind The Tax On Women’s Bodies
Features
82 views
Features
82 views

Period Poverty: The Untold Story Behind The Tax On Women’s Bodies

Rachel Badham - November 16, 2018

Jaffa cakes and edible cake decorations are just some of the products that are VAT free in Britain, and yet tampons and sanitary towels are still subject…

Should We Say No To Gendered Marketing?
Comment
51 views
Comment
51 views

Should We Say No To Gendered Marketing?

Rachel Badham - November 16, 2018

From the moment we become aware of the concept of gender as children we automatically become conscious of the unwritten rules that dictate what constitutes gender. From…

Playing with fire…but who gets burned?
Comment
68 views
Comment
68 views

Playing with fire…but who gets burned?

melissageere - November 16, 2018

While up to 30,000 people attended and enjoyed Lewes Bonfire celebrations on the 5th of November, there was a marked lack of public criticism of the deeply…

Homelessness in Brighton: An Olympic Disaster
Culture
116 views
Culture
116 views

Homelessness in Brighton: An Olympic Disaster

tallulahfirefly - November 16, 2018

In a 2011 article the BBC reported that homelessness had nearly doubled in the last year. But what sparked this dramatic increase in figures? It has long…

BAME Representation: Darren Chetty and Lacking Representation in Literature
Books
76 views
Books
76 views

BAME Representation: Darren Chetty and Lacking Representation in Literature

Mollie Lindsay-Bush - November 16, 2018

  I came across Darren Chetty, a teacher and author based in London, when reading the 2016 Readers Choice Award winner The Good Immigrant. Compiled of a…

The Limitations of a Liberal Victory – The American Midterms
Comment
33 views
Comment
33 views

The Limitations of a Liberal Victory – The American Midterms

Tom Robinson - November 16, 2018

On Wednesday, the results of the US midterms were released which could have a monumental impact upon Trump’s presidency. In casting their opinion on Trump so far,…

Blood and Cups: Breaking the Period Taboo
Features
124 views
Features
124 views

Blood and Cups: Breaking the Period Taboo

Billie-Jean Johnson - November 15, 2018

In Bolivia it has been believed that disposing of menstrual pads with other rubbish could lead to sickness or even cancer, according to UNICEF. Ancient Roman, Pliny…

Brighton Cinecity: South East Stories Review
#CINECITY19
220 views
#CINECITY19
220 views

Brighton Cinecity: South East Stories Review

Harry Salisbury - November 14, 2018

The early 19th Century Holy Trinity Church - since 1996 the home of one of Brighton’s leading contemporary arts organisations Fabrica – served as a stunning host…

News
113 views

Sussex Uni Achieves Fair trade Status

kenyon55 - November 14, 2018

Sussex has achieved Fairtrade status, committing the institution to decent working conditions and the maintenance and support of sustainable local production. “The University and Student's Union have…

Campus News
159 views

Future of Pharmacy Degree Uncertain

Matthew Nicholls - November 14, 2018

The month-long Pharmacy MPharm consultation has now ended. The consultation over whether the course should be discontinued lasted from October 9 to November 9, with the final…

Widows – Inheriting crime
Arts
83 views
Arts
83 views

Widows – Inheriting crime

Olek Młyński - November 14, 2018

Steve Mcqueen’s latest film is a bold move from slow-burn dramas with a strolling pace into the department of fast paced blockbuster heist-movie. Regardless of this, Widows…

News
167 views

Luqman Faces Deportation with Tribunal Approaching

kenyon55 - November 14, 2018

Luqman Onikosi, an ex Sussex student, came to the UK from Nigeria in 2007 and continues to campaign for his right to remain in the country. His…

Ex-Sussex Professor: “Israelis blew up Twin Towers”
News
220 views
News
220 views

Ex-Sussex Professor: “Israelis blew up Twin Towers”

kenyon55 - November 14, 2018

The University of Sussex is investigating after emeritus professor of International Relations, Kees van der Pijl, tweeted: “Not Saudis, Israelis blew up Twin Towers with help from…

CINECITY – Legendary director’s experiment fails: The Image Book
#CINECITY19
181 views
#CINECITY19
181 views

CINECITY – Legendary director’s experiment fails: The Image Book

Olek Młyński - November 14, 2018

The French New Wave adored video essays as the form of expression. Video essays were the form of expression adored by the French New Wave. It allows…

Brockhampton’s Iridescence Effect
Music
508 views
Music
508 views

Brockhampton’s Iridescence Effect

Lara Antoine - November 13, 2018

By Kajal Dave [caption id="attachment_36979" align="aligncenter" width="3563"] Photo by Ashlan Grey[/caption]   Notorious for being ‘The best boyband since One Direction’, BROCKHAMPTON’s ‘IRIDESCENCE’ has revolutionised music production…