“What is happening is not a financial crisis or an economic downturn caused by the endogenous workings and self-sabotage of the capitalist system.”
America At 400: 1619-2019
“America has turned its back on some of its best achievements, and never showed the courage (or desire) to completely distance itself from some of the worst practices of its past”.
The Ecstasy And The Agony Of Power
“2016 â€” the big bang of the right wing populism â€” was a septic shock to the system with compromised immunity.”
His Victory Complete, Trump Faces A New Challenge: Defining ‘American Autocracy’
In a sense, the President’s exoneration in the special counsel probe isn’t wholly surprising.
America As A Failed State
“Failed states create conditions of unimaginable business opportunities.”
Obama: People Are Being ‘Cocooned’ By Social Media And Their Own Biases
“It’s hard to be as obnoxious and cruel in person as people can be anonymously on the internet.”
One Hundred Years Of Solitude: 1917 â€” 2017
“Extrapolation of the capitalist experience so far indicates that it is working for a progressively smaller segment of its population. At some point, its main problem will have to become its legitimation in the context of liberal democratic mode of social organization.”
How Christopher Columbus Ruined My Life
A recent 4th grade Thanksgiving worksheet distributed in a New York public school had the title, â€œWhat Did Indian Women Do?â€ followed by fill-in-the blank answers for â€œtan hides,â€ â€œgather nuts,â€ and â€œmake pottery.â€
One Statistician Thought Gun Control Was The Answer – Then She Looked At The Data
“Then, my colleagues and I spent three months analyzing allÂ 33,000Â lives ended by guns each year in the United States, and I wound up frustrated in a whole new way. “
Repeal The Second Amendment.
“I wonder what Madison would have to say about that today.”
‘White, Still’: The Myth Of The White Eclipse
“Many of the unfair ‘opportunity hoarding’ mechanisms used by the upper middle class have racist origins â€“ exclusionary zoning, legacy preferences, for instance â€“ and now serve to entrench class positions, as well as racial gaps.”
Eric Reid: Here’s Why Colin Kaepernick And I Started #TakeTheKnee
“I approached Colin the Saturday before our next game to discuss how I could get involved with the cause but also how we could make a more powerful and positive impact on the social justice movement.”
Taxpayers Are Spending $38 Million A Day On Pretrial Incarcerations
“…someoneâ€™s ability to afford bail decides who returns home to wait for their day in court, rather than whether they pose a threat to the community. This is more than just a miscarriage of justice â€” it constitutes a threat to public safety.”
Ignorance By Design And The Social Costs Of Stupidity
“Within this universe, economic policies are designed primarily for political marketability; economic science exists largely to provide impressive diagrams and equations to sell them with. Phrases designed in think tanks and focus groups (e.g. free market, wealth creators, personal responsibility, shared sacrifice) are repeated like incantations until it all seems like such unthinking common sense that no one even asks what the resulting picture has to do with social reality.”
The Storm, Manufactured Existential Crises, And Competitive Games
If youâ€™re reading this, youâ€™re probably in the investment industry, or at least have an interest in financial markets. If youâ€™re in the investment industry or in the financial markets, you like to win. So youâ€™re not going to like my answer.
We play. And we lose.
The Seventh Summer: Cognitive Instability From Hendrix To Trump
“…history reminds us that there exists a greater proximity between laughable and dreadful than calmer times would admit.”
Always Go To The Funeral
But Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honorable man.
Presenting Senator Tomato Soup: What We Learned Last Week About Our Politics
“At some level, Americans seem to have absorbed this.”
Can ‘Whiteness’ Ever Be Equated With Dispossession?
“He has shown that â€œwhite rageâ€ and the nostalgia that underwrites feelings of racial resentment are renewable resources, and a cross-applicable rationale for xenophobia.”
‘These People Are Not So Much Angry As Terrified’
“These people are not so much angry as terrified, with the kind of terror that makes knees tremble.”
Yes, We Should Remove The Statues Of Thomas Jefferson – And Immediately
Let me just be clear, because even liberal media outlets are clinging to this absurd “false equivalence” narrative: there is no “false equivalence” if what we’re talking about is owning slaves.
Confused Trump Supporters Mistake Declaration of Independence For Liberal ‘Propaganda’
“I have no idea what you’re talking about”…
The Case For Sending Everyone To Prison
“To this demand of jury duty, I would like to add another, and in the same spirit. I propose that all citizens of the United States of America should serve a brief sentence of incarceration in our maximum-security penitentiaries”…
Making The Rich Richer Is A Bad Idea – But Not For The Reasons You Think
“The reason has nothing to do with envy”…
The Quantity Theory Of Sanity: Is There Enough Sanity To Go Around?
“It requires an extraordinary amount of fine-tuning to remain sane. An incredible number of things has to work out in a coordinated way for a person not to flip out at some point in his life.”
The Only Government System That Actually Works Is The One With No Populism In Its Design
” At a time of rock-bottom confidence in public institutions, it is notable that the intelligence oversight system, a system with hardly a trace of populism in its design, actually works effectively at its core purpose: assuring the public that the intelligence community is doing its job within the law.”
A Brief History Of The Next 30 Years
“Capitalism is exiting the historical scene. However, before it disappears, capitalism will continue to inhabit the world of undead.”