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Business The Case for Market Socialism

Here is the central economic paradox of our times.  There is enough to go around.  But it’s not getting around enough. This is not an abstract problem.  Economists know it, and they have a whole…

American culture Ballots, Battlefields or Baseball

Let us now pause and give thanks for an odd-numbered year.  For me, the best thing about this “off-year” November was that I could mostly ignore a trivial election and concentrate on what truly matters…

Civil Liberties Supreme Court Schizophrenia

Last month, on consecutive days, the Supreme Court struck a blow for sexual equality and dealt a body blow to racial equality.  One is tempted to say they blew it. But those decisions only appear…

Business The Unlovely Profit Motive

     What is the matter with profit?  Profit is the wondrous invention that has brought us all the miracles of our capitalist world, right? But there is something about profit that we don’t like.  We…

Civil Liberties Staying Straight in Sochi

Greetings Olympians of all nations!  Welcome to Mother Russia, home of no sun, no fun, and no sissies.  We hope you enjoy your stay in Sochi, “The Antidote to Club Med.” It has come to…

Business The Default Revolution

    This how the Republicans wage politics.  They shove a hand grenade in our faces and say, “Do it our way or we pull the pin.”  We tremble, chastise, plead and pray.  And then, at…

American culture A call from Justice

Life isn’t fair.  What is it within our souls that makes us cringe at those words?  They’re true, aren’t they?  They’re drummed into every child by the age of five, when she first drops a…

Civil Liberties Perchance to Dream

I’ve been spending some time on the blogs lately and wow, the rage and hopelessness are overwhelming.  Rage from the cuckolded tea party, rage from the flummoxed left.  And everyone’s outrage is The Worst Thing…

Business The Canary in the Coal Mine Tells All

The jobless recovery was making me crazy.  I had so many questions!  Is there a place for me in this new economy?  Are all the creators doomed to be creatively destroyed by the Internet experiment…

Civil Liberties The Politics of Show versus the Politics of Go

  The deepest divide in politics isn’t between the right and the left.  The greatest gap is between the politics of show and the politics of go. The politics of show is not about getting…

Editor's Desk The Twilight of the False Gods

A plague of phoniness stalks the land.  Liars, cheats and hypocrites infest the public square.  Can you smell it, my friends?  That is the rich, redolent stink of bullshit.  Everywhere you turn, someone is stepping…

Business The Short, Sad Life of Greedaholics Anonymous

     The following secret recording of the first and only meeting of Greedaholics Anonymous was smuggled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, stuffed down the bra of the attaché working as a “comfort girl”…

American culture Victory in the Culture War

Let the word go forth this holiday season.  Glory, glory hallelujah, the culture war is over. November 6th, 2012, was VC day, the day the fifty-year war for the future was won.  When history looks…

US Politics Romney fakes left, scores

Here’s what I was wondering, watching the debates, as Romney betrayed every position and promise he made to the GOP base in the most blatant, insincere attempt at political whitewashing in modern electoral history: Was…

US Politics Obama wins? So what?

              We’ve all seen the first presidential debate.  Barack Obama was flat as a bug on Mitt Romney’s windshield.  But I don’t think it changed anything.  I’m going out on a very shaky limb…

American culture Debunking debunking

I was innocently chilling at home the other day when my TV brutally assaulted me with yet another show about how bad America is.  We’re number one in nothing, our schools suck, our health stinks,…

Science The Higgs Boson Speaks!

Hello humanity, I am the Higgs Boson, and I’m responsible for all the mass in the universe.  I want to congratulate you for bringing me, the God particle, into view.  I will only be here…

US Politics The Revolution Equation

A weariness besets the world.  America drifts, Europe crumbles, China slows, markets everywhere are tired and broken.  A sort of nervous exhaustion stalks societies, our problems feel bigger than our solutions. This stagnation is a…

American culture This is not a Nostalgia Column Alan Goldstein

        For some time now I’ve been concerned about the direction our culture was taking, but I’ve been reluctant to write about it, because there’s nothing more annoying than some old guy waxing pathetic about…

American culture Selling the Revolution. by Allan Goldstein

Good morning, progressives.  I want to thank you for coming to this seminar.  I’ve done an analysis of your business and I’m afraid the numbers don’t look good.  That’s the bad news.  The good news…

African-American The Continuing Killing of Trayvon Martin

Eighteen.  That’s how many black people are murdered per day in America..  If you don’t have the misfortune to live near one of those eighteen, you didn’t hear about any of them. There are nearly…

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