Economics is often presented as “too complicated” for regular folks to understand and politics is often presented in a too simplistic style — two ways for the people who benefit from the world as it is to keep the world as it is. Systemic Disorder, usually on Wednesdays, will present essays on the ongoing economic crisis of capitalism, the political and ideological disinformation that holds the global system in place, thoughts on the creation of a better world and the occasional book review. Systemic Disorder is written by Pete Dolack, an activist, writer, poet and photographer. My degree is in journalism, so if I can understand economics, so can you. I am the author of the forthcoming book It’s Not Over: Lessons from the Socialist Experiment, a study of some of the attempts organized to create societies on a basis other than capitalism with an eye toward an understanding of today’s world and finding a path to a better world tomorrow.