Events from Ferguson explain why we are weak

Summary: Events in Ferguson display some of the problems plaguing the Republic -- our unresolved racial conflicts, sclerotic governing institutions, and most importantly our weakness as citizens. Decades of propaganda have erased from our minds our history of successful collective action, and replaced it with a mostly false belief in markets and individuals. It's left … Continue reading Events from Ferguson explain why we are weak

Cacophony about Social Security shows our real political dysfunctionality

Summary: Here we have a wonderful example of the cacophony that takes the place of political debate in the New America, in this case about Social Security. It's one of the simpler issues facing us: a moderately predictable and fully controllable stream of benefits vs. government revenue -- mostly income taxes; some graduated ("income taxes") … Continue reading Cacophony about Social Security shows our real political dysfunctionality