Casey Jaywork
Casey Jaywork

Visit to see more of my writing. I'm a Seattle blogger interested in politics and culture. Broadly leftist with a strong commitment to civil liberties, my heroes are George Orwell, Albert Camus, and Margaret Atwood.

Oct. 8, 2013

Grand Theft Auto 5: 5 Ways the Game Makes Fun Of Capitalism

Capitalism is so ubiquitous as to be invisible to anyone raised within it. Fortunately, Grand Theft Auto lets us see reality through fresh eyes.

Sept. 24, 2013

The Case for a Car-Free Future

Automakers spent the past century monopolizing America's transportation infrastructure, at great cost to the public. Here's why it's time for us to fight back.
Sept. 11, 2013

Obama's Speech on Syria Left Out an Important Part — Would the Plan Work?

Obama's appeal for a "targeted strike" on Assad's regime assumes that such a strike would actually dissuade Assad from using chemical weapons again in the future. It won't.
Sept. 3, 2013

Ben Affleck is the Batman Gotham City Needs

Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy used aesthetic realism to peddle fascist subtext. An Affleck Batman is the remedy to this situation, because no one will be able to take him seriously.