The Identarian Hijacking of Left Wing Politics

identarian: adj (comparative more identarian, superlative most identarian) Of or pertaining to the formation of identity. by LeftInNewZealand edited by O Society June 9, 2019 As the days go by, I’m finding it increasingly difficult to declare myself as someone "from the left." Although deep down I know this is where my politics and morals lie. … Continue reading The Identarian Hijacking of Left Wing Politics

A handful of rich white men rule America. How much longer will we tolerate this?

Minority rule is a feature of American democracy. These days, however, it is getting worse... by Nathan Robinson Guardian edited by O Society May 24, 2019 The core democratic principle is people should have a meaningful say in political decisions that affect their lives. In Alabama, we’ve just seen what the opposite of democracy looks … Continue reading A handful of rich white men rule America. How much longer will we tolerate this?

The Contented Classes: When Will They Rebel?

by Ralph Nader edited by O Society May 12, 2019 For all the rhetoric and all the charities regarding America’s children, the U.S. stands at the very bottom of western nations and some other countries as well, in terms of youth well-being. The U.S.’s exceptionalism is clearest in its cruelty to children. The U.S. has … Continue reading The Contented Classes: When Will They Rebel?

The Man Who Saw Trump Coming A Century Ago: A Reader’s Guide for the Distraught

By Ann Jones Tom Dispatch edited by O Society April 12, 2019 Distracted daily by the bloviating POTUS? Here, then, is a small suggestion. Focus your mind for a moment on one simple (yet deeply complex) truth: we are living in a Veblen Moment. That’s Thorstein Veblen, the greatest American thinker you probably never heard of … Continue reading The Man Who Saw Trump Coming A Century Ago: A Reader’s Guide for the Distraught

Conservatives Don’t Hate Socialism, Conservatives Hate Equality

It is because Republicans aren’t afraid of socialism — Republicans are afraid of equality with people they see as inferior to themselves by Nicolas Powers TruthOut edited by O Society April 11, 2019 "They want to take away your hamburger!” former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka declared in February. “This is what Stalin dreamt about … … Continue reading Conservatives Don’t Hate Socialism, Conservatives Hate Equality

Modern Monetary Theory is used by Wall Street to Take Advantage of Groupthink

by Patricia Cohen NYTimes edited by O Society April 9, 2019 The package of eccentric ideas known as modern monetary theory — for example, that annual deficits are too small, and that the United States can essentially print money to pay off its debt — has been on the receiving end of a remarkable level … Continue reading Modern Monetary Theory is used by Wall Street to Take Advantage of Groupthink

Meritocracy is a myth invented by rich people

Meritocracy is a marketing gimmick. Just like “New & Improved” is a marketing gimmick. This one’s called “Nothing Sells Like Success.” This marketing slogan helps the Harvard MBA and JD crowd sleep at night. Ethics and real philosophical debate are not allowed at MBA school. No, they aren't. Ain't allowed in Congress either. No, it … Continue reading Meritocracy is a myth invented by rich people