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.
Joe Biden has been promising a return to normal as soon as he is inaugurated. Actually, back to normal is … Continue reading Back to normal is the last thing we need now
Most of the middle class and the working class lost a lot of money during the Covid pandemic. More than … Continue reading The rich got richer during the pandemic
The period in America right after World War Two and continuing up until the 1970s is often called the Golden … Continue reading Growing up in America’s Golden Age
The other day my 16 year old granddaughter asked me what socialism was. So I wrote her an email about … Continue reading What is Socialism today
Donald Trump has a large base. It includes about 42% of all American voters. This number has not budged for most of … Continue reading Why Does Trump’s Base Love Him
I just finished reading Kim Stanley Robinsons’s novel “The Ministry for the Future.” In my opinion, this is a great … Continue reading A Great Novel on Global Warming
This post, “Rent-seeking is ruining America,” is the forth part of my series “Ill fares our Nation. This series of … Continue reading Rent-seeking is ruining America
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
A great disaster has fallen upon America. Our country is being destroyed by the greed of the few who control … Continue reading Ill Fares Our Nation
History usually rolls along smoothly with not a lot happening from day to day or even year to year. But … Continue reading Sometimes history lurches
Edwardo Porter has always been one of my favorite journalists. He is an economist who writes for the New York … Continue reading American racism cancels progressivism
This is just a very short note about three good articles and a great book on the housing problem in … Continue reading The End of the Family Home?
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