How to recruit people to the cause of reforming America

Summary:  After the long journey to create modern representative democracies, we might have forgotten how our political machinery works. The basic workings of the engine, not the operation of the buttons on the dashboard. Worse, many of us have adopted superstitions about the engine. All this makes difficult the deep reforms necessary for the 21st … Continue reading How to recruit people to the cause of reforming America

Worry not about America becoming like Zimbabwe. Worry about becoming like Argentina.

Summary:  What is a reasonable worse-case scenario for America during the next generation or two?  This post sketches one such, in which political weakness undermines America's economic foundations.  Whether or not this happens depends on our actions during the next few years. People seeking to incite irrational fears -- hoping to make us easy to manipulate -- … Continue reading Worry not about America becoming like Zimbabwe. Worry about becoming like Argentina.