When people talk about “free markets” and how the government should keep its hands out of the markets they are showing a cultural blindness to the truth that the government is massively intervening, or “interfering” as it might be, in markets on a literal momentary basis.
Metaphorically speaking, when someone is raised in a religion, […]
From the NYT:
The president’s order, enacted with the stroke of a pen at 4:42 on Friday afternoon, suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the United States for 90 days for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, […]
“Where most people get it wrong is they believe we are computers with an animal strapped on, whereas in truth we are animals with a computer strapped on. In the end that wonderfully powerful computer is mostly used to justify what the animal has already decided.”
It’s not just on the right, but the left too:
Would be interesting to find out if the intercept gets money from Russia or Iran https://t.co/A6ym7Qkx6y
— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) December 21, 2016
I don’t argue Russia might have tried to influence our election, but if they did the largely seemed to […]
Perhaps the most depressing part of this last campaign season is not the outcome, but the final confirmation of just how pointless political discourse really is. Maybe in the end it has value in the “throw enough pebbles in the river and it may change course” sense, but for all the fretting and strutting, all […]
I too am surprised at a President Trump, however more really because the polls were so heavily biased toward Clinton.
Still, I can’t help feeling that mainstream Democrats just didn’t get it. Hillary, for right or wrong, was really, really, disliked and not just on the right. It didn’t matter if every controversy was bullshit […]
If you are a raging liberal like myself and want to understand how it feels to be a racist, there is an easy way. In fact, I would argue you, like the rest of us, are likely to do it regularly yourself.
Here’s what I want you to do. Imagine yourself hearing someone use the […]
It sucks because at a time when we should be questioning the whole path that the “liberal” party has taken, one cannot really argue that the choice this time is really that stark. However, it is the neoliberal status-quo and our inability, or rather refusal, to offer a real solution to the suffering middle class […]