Our current crisis is not one in which the application of the Constitution is uncertain. Rather, it's a question of whether or not the Constitution even matters in the face of a charismatic leader and party loyalty.
Where mankind stands in the robot age will depend on the vitality of democracy when the transition happens.
The nation state is going the way of the dodo. Either a transnational capitalist class will structure power relations throughout the world, or a global democratic movement will step up and demand justice. Which would you rather see happen?
First, there's plenty of money for everyone to get the benefits that they want. There's absolutely no need to have debates about raising taxes, deficits or MMT. All such arguments are distractions. If we want to pay for things like Medicare for All, Free College, or the Green New Deal, we need look no further than the coffers of the Transnational Corporate Class.
American pundits often bend over backward to equate Venezuela to the perils of socialism. By that metric, Haiti should certainly be a warning to the world about the perils of capitalism.
WHY SOCIOLOGISTS ARE ON TEAM NURTURE It's always interesting when questions of "human nature" arise during my sociology classes. For the most part, the sociologists reject the notion of an innate human "nature" independent of the social world. That's not to say that there are no such innate features to human behavior. They are just... Continue Reading →
This incident struck a chord because it presented a microcosm of the underlying conflicts of American culture.