Author: Kevin Mitchell

Uber is not Isis

In a now famous Youtube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GcsbVhf03w) Toronto taxi driver, identified as Suntharesan Kanagasabai, compares Uber to Isis. The disdain among the taxi community in Toronto for ride-sharing service Uber has reached epic proportions. This weekend taxi drivers in Toronto are threatening to strike as part of a coalition against the ride-sharing service Uber. According to CBC Metro Morning, the protest is… Read more →

The Perversity of the Political and the Poverty of the Imaginary

Philosopher Thomas Hobbes is famous for his proclamation that, in a state of nature, there subsists a ceaseless “war of all against all”, and that, without a “Sovereign” (representing the figure head holding the renounced natural instincts of all citizens), humans would resort to an unfettered violence to get what they want, and they would naturally hoard resources at the… Read more →