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

Neoliberalism and its Discontents

"Capital and the capital form of money will be viewed as phenomena with intrinsically religious qualities, which take the place of religion in modern societies." (header image: paper as PDF) by Frank Lee Off Guardian Jan 27, 2019 Pure economics is not a theory of real-world economics, of actually-existing capitalism, but of an imaginary capitalism.” Samir Amin, The Liberal … Continue reading Neoliberalism and its Discontents

Why People Vote for Those Who Work Against Their Best Interests

Blame the Boomers Listen DOWNLOAD Mark Blyth’s State of the Union The people’s economist Mark Blyth is a perpetual fan favorite for Open Source listeners. The Brown University professor, who never left behind his working-class Scottish roots, brings a vernacular wisdom and wit to his deep analysis of inequality, austerity, and popular unrest. He also … Continue reading Why People Vote for Those Who Work Against Their Best Interests

Elizabeth Warren Pierces Rhetoric On Economy, Yet Muddies On Foreign Policy

It is imperative to use critical thinking skills on presumably progressive politicians and parse their phrases carefully. Doing so might open the door to actual improvements in policy. by Sam Husseini PostHaven Jan 4, 2018 In her New Year’s Eve announcement about forming an exploratory committee for the presidency, Sen. Elizabeth Warren made a great point: “Right now, Washington … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren Pierces Rhetoric On Economy, Yet Muddies On Foreign Policy

How to Repair the US-China Relationship – and Prevent a Modern Cold War

by Jimmy Carter Washington Post January 2, 2019 Forty years ago, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and I normalized diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States, putting an end to three decades of hostility. This led to an era distinguished by peace in East Asia and the Pacific region. China’s spectacular economic growth, … Continue reading How to Repair the US-China Relationship – and Prevent a Modern Cold War

The Science of Predicting the Next Financial Crisis

The end really is near: a play-by-play of the coming economic collapse Steve Keen is a Professor of Economics at Kingston University with a focus on analyzing capitalism as a monetary system What will happen: I expect a boom before a slump, and a pretty messy economic performance overall. And I expect a small downturn … Continue reading The Science of Predicting the Next Financial Crisis