Biden Got One Big Thing Wrong On the Economy, and One Big Thing Right
Democrats didn’t pass the sort of policies that voters remember and respond to. But, despite inflation, they’ve managed the macroeconomy well. And…
We Want Banks to Do Two Mutually Contradictory Things
Banks make loans. And they provide us with a money system. But those are two very different economic functions, for which voters and regulators have…
Every Technological Change Is an Opportunity for the Owners to Rob You: Hollywood Edition
Streaming and artificial intelligence were not destined to be threats to actors and writers. The problem is that Hollywood's workers don't control how…
If Trump Voters Don't Care About Their Own Material Circumstances, What Are We Even Doing Here?
An extremely common lament among progressives renders their own political stances incoherent, and leads to practical dead ends.
The Fix for Everything-Bagel Liberalism Is Plain-Bagel Socialism
A lot of problems are best solved by dedicated policy agendas at the national level. But if you refuse to do big national policies, you'll wind up…
To Get Rid of Corruption in High Places, Get Rid of the High Places (Leftwing Style)
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' sketchy relationship with megadonor Harlan Crow reminds me of an old conservative quote, though the quote does…
The unbearable inevitability of conflict between workers and employers
How America’s particularly exploitative and authoritarian form of capitalism encloses the powerful in the fantasy that worker-vs-employer conflict is…
The New York Times' Transgender Controversy and the Discontents of Workplace Democracy
We Americans consider ourselves a democracy, yet our workplaces are dictatorships. And our latest round of workplace culture warring circles this…
The Debt Ceiling: Here Be (Stupid) Dragons
A general rundown of the whole debt ceiling mess, and why it seems to make our politicians and policymakers crazy.
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