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An ode to Dance Boss, the best dystopia on TV

An ode to Dance Boss, the best dystopia on TV

Channel 7's latest reality series may have bombed, but its legacy lives on. This wasn't an ordinary quest for stardom. It was a plea for escape.

What about the children in less clickworthy peril?

What about the children in less clickworthy peril?

Crikey readers respond to Helen Razer's critiques of the Thai cave media frenzy, and Kylie Jenner's latest limelight.

Kylie Jenner’s ‘fortune’ is just one of capitalism’s many mirages

Kylie Jenner’s ‘fortune’ is just one of capitalism’s many mirages

Is Kylie Jenner really worth $900 million? What does that even mean? The question is worth posing, especially on the left.

How useful is it to be banging on about Karl Marx in the 21st century?

How useful is it to be banging on about Karl Marx in the 21st century?

The world seems to be throwing him a hell of a 200th birthday celebration, but what's really behind the fervour of these think pieces?

Debate Club: can pop culture be a force for feminist good?

Debate Club: can pop culture be a force for feminist good?

Will the gradual crawl towards representation in pop culture continue in 2018, or is the battle meaningless in the pursuit of profit? Helen Razer and Lauren Rosewarne offer points for both sides.

Rundle: how capitalism failed India

Rundle: how capitalism failed India

In India, on the pavements, you will be stepping over the great grandchildren of the people your great grandparents stepped over. This is, quite simply, the failure of capitalism.

Razer: dying for capitalism at our standing desks

Razer: dying for capitalism at our standing desks

Forget what you hear about the need for constant change in industry: it's all about staying exactly the same.

The birth of modernity

The birth of modernity

Nearly five hundred years ago, a German theologian published a paper on an obscure doctrinal point. It started a cascade of ideas that fundamentally shaped the modern world.

Rundle: how do you solve a problem like neoliberalism?

Rundle: how do you solve a problem like neoliberalism?

What is neoliberalism? Where did it come from? And why is it destroying the world? A short primer, by Crikey's writer-at-large.

The 2nd Amendment is a terrible idea. But unfettered capitalism is worse.

The 2nd Amendment is a terrible idea. But unfettered capitalism is worse.

Screwing people at the bottom half of income distribution doesn’t actually work to stimulate an economy. Plus, it can be fatal.