I just finished reading a couple of articles by Adam Gopnik in the New Yorker. Both articles are about Adam … Continue reading Adam Smith was nothing like people think he was.
The biggest division in America right now seems to be the divide between the non-college, white working class and the … Continue reading Fixing the great divide in America
Texas had what was probably its worst disaster ever last week. When a severe winter storm hit the US and … Continue reading A blind trust in the profit motive helped cause the Texas disaster.
Capitalism is usually seen as a force destroying nature and the ecosystems that maintain all life. However, I think this … Continue reading Capitalism could actually help save the world
In a recent article in E-360 Yale, Beth Gardiner says that “Oil and gas giants, mining interests, and coal-fired power … Continue reading In the pandemic, polluting industries are winning
The Covid-19 pandemic is getting scarier and scarier as it goes on. There are several reasons for this. For one … Continue reading The Covid-19 pandemic is getting scarier and scarier
This post is the third in a series about a new book by Angus Deaton and Anne Case titled Deaths … Continue reading Ill fares our nation, Part 3
Book review of The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company by William Dalrymplle. The Book The Anarchy: … Continue reading Book review of “The Anarchy”
The majority of Americans think that climate change is real, that it is caused by humans and that this is … Continue reading In many ways America is not a democracy
In late February of 2020 Bill McKibben published an article in The New York Review of Books entitled “A Very … Continue reading What happened in climate in 2019
“The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite” is a new book by Michael Lind that was just … Continue reading Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite
How Neoliberals and the Right changed the world in 2008, is an important and interesting idea. 2008 was the year … Continue reading How Neoliberals and the Right changed the world in 2008, Part One
The best books about the new anti-democracy. Something different and very disturbing appeared in the summer of 2016. Brexit happened … Continue reading Best books about the new anti-democracy
The question, what is neoliberalism, is an important question right now. Especially with Trump in office, questions about extreme capitalism … Continue reading What is neoliberalism
Global Inequality is the title of a book by Branko Milanovic who is one of my favorite writers. Milanovic is … Continue reading Global inequality