Stories by Astra Taylor

Astra Taylor is a writer and documentary filmmaker. Her latest film is Examined Life: Excursions With Contemporary Thinkers, now available with a companion book, published by The New Press. subscribe to Astra Taylor's feed

Posted on: May 30, 2015, Source: The Nation

Welcome to the new Wild West of data collection without regulation.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

Students who attend get education with a debt sentence.

Posted on: May 8, 2012, Source: N+1 Magazine

David Graeber, Mike Konczal, Sarah Jaffe and Brian Kalkbrenner discuss debt--what it is, why we're drowning in it, why it's a political issue. Moderated by Astra Taylor.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2009, Source: The New Press

Ethicist Peter Singer argues that it's pretty black and white when it comes to making choices about where you spend your money.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2007, Source: Adbusters

Americans keep making less and spending more. That lifestyle is contributing to supersized debt and the decline of progressive politics.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Since its fiery demise in 1969, there have been various attempts to revive Students for a Democratic Society. All such efforts failed ... until recently.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. military is poisoning the very citizens it is supposed to protect in the name of national security.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The author of a novel about Vietnam-era radicals says you have to understand the '60s to make sense of the mess we're in today.

Posted on: May 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives are winning the battle over how the 1960s are remembered. But their version is far from the truth.