So, there’s this lovely brainiac I know called Daniel Hausknost, and he’s just finishing off his PhD. He’s basically looking at the “why” of why nothing ever changes in advanced capitalist states, especially in response to ecological threats.
I am not easily impressed, but I do think he is really onto something. And although he writes remarkably clearly for an academic, these are still complex ideas. I certainly haven’t mastered them. So, when I don’t understand something very well, I try to teach it. Sometimes that helps (me at least).
And so I have made the following youtube –
It doesn’t really go into “agentic deadlock” (where none of the agents is able to make anything happen because of resistance from the others – kinda a Mexican standoff) or “epistemic legitimacy”. But it’s a start. I plan to make another video at some point, but I would REALLY LIKE feedback on this one. What isn’t clear? What doesn’t seem right (please note, the problem is almost certainly in my grotesque simplification, not in Daniel’s actual work).