“The result is a society based on the premise of looting. We are all “cashing out,” taking whatever we can hold onto — because fuck you, I’ve earned it. The CEOs are the most visible offenders, rigging companies to give themselves insane bonuses worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year, but isn’t that the […]

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“A cartoon character, a literal professional wrestling contestant, is one economic downturn or one scandal away from becoming the president.” Great post here by Adam Kotsko (quoted above) about Trump. I’ve got to say I’m largely of the same mind. Reading it, however, a scary thought crossed my mind: First, I read this in Adams’ […]

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“The existence of quasi-sovereign states also perpetuates the original sins of our nation. State-level autonomy is part of a centuries-old compromise to keep slaveholders in the union — a compromise that, when push came to shove, didn’t even keep slaveholders in the Union! Hence the model is a failure even in terms of its shockingly […]

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