My name is Paris

Paris MarxI’m a writer, socialist, and urbanist. The goal of my creative pursuits is to highlight the growing divide within the capitalist system, the movements for alternative forms of economic organization, and ways of living that challenge traditional narratives.

My writing has been featured on The Bold Italic, Salon, Recode, and several other publications. I’ve been interviewed about the gig economy on RT’s Boom Bust and about streaming music services on WNPR’s The Colin McEnroe Show. I also curate a weekly newsletter about the issues facing global cities called Radical Urbanist. You should definitely subscribe.

I’ve written most about transportation, the gig economy, and inequality; but I’ve also done considerable research on urbanism, basic income, and climate change. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Most of my life has been spent in Canada, though I did extensive travel over the past few years to thirty-seven countries and lived in Australia and New Zealand. I moved back to Canada in late 2017.

It’s my firm belief that a better world is possible, but only if we can overcome the divisions forced on us by an elite that will do anything to retain its wealth and power, and create a programme that can convince the masses of the need for change. I try to promote this shift, and I hope you’ll join me in expanding the conversation and educating our fellow travellers.


Travel map

The places I’ve travelled