by Lynn Parramore Institute For New Economic Thinking January 20, 2019 He actually addressed the issue head-on. “The Millennial socialists are coming,” declared a June 30 New York Times headline, describing a surprise surge of young female candidates endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America who beat their establishment opponents in primary races in New York and Pennsylvania. … Continue reading Was Martin Luther King a socialist?
“Rational self-interested maximizers” ruin the world… by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Jan 19, 2019 One of the most damaging popular ideas is the belief that the best outcomes emerge from everyone pursuing their “self-interest” in a free market. There is a kind of “folk libertarianism,” affirmed even by people who do not self-identify as libertarians, that … Continue reading Why We’re All Better Off Working for the Collective Good
(Editor's note: O Society readers will recognize this as just another manifestation of the Conservative Moral Hierarchy . The reason this manifestation is so acute the specific case of AOC is her presence in Congress violates the CMH in multiple status categories: race, sex, age, wealth...) Laura Basset Yahoo! News Jan 11, 2019 Conservatives’ bizarre, … Continue reading The Internet Gives Americans a Chance to Make their AOC Derangement Public (Conservative Moral Hierarchy 14)
The inside story of how, in just one year, Sandy the bartender became a lawmaker who triggers both parties By Eliza Relman Insider January 6, 2019 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a bartender when she pulled together a scrappy populist campaign for US Congress and stunned the political world by unseating a powerful incumbent Democrat. Her combination … Continue reading The Truth About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
by Angela Nagle American Affairs Before “Build the wall!” there was “Tear down this wall!” In his famous 1987 speech, Ronald Reagan demanded the “scar” of the Berlin Wall be removed and insisted the offending restriction of movement it represented amounted to nothing less than a “question of freedom for all mankind.” He went … Continue reading The Left Case Against Open Borders
by JIM KAVANAGH The Polemicist Dec 19, 2018 Something’s happening here… Class Act The “yellow vest” (gilets jaunes) movement has upended French politics, at least. It has delivered a sharp and refreshing smack in the face to the smuggest of smug, entitled neoliberal brats, Emmanuel Macron, forcing him to retreat on substantive tax and minimum wage … Continue reading For What It’s Worth: The Yellow Vests and the Left
by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Dec 20, 2018 Wikipedia is now so good that we don’t tend to think about how good it is. It’s just there, and it feels as if it’s always been there. “Oh yes, the vast free repository of human knowledge, what about it?” But Wikipedia is remarkable. Astonishing, really. … Continue reading Toward The Wiki Society