The 1% won a counter-revolution while we played

Summary: Campaign 2016 has taught us invaluable lessons, as we choose between a clown and a Clinton -- a servant of the 1% (sponsored by Goldman). It's a fitting marker for their victory. But we do not yet see the hidden struggle that brought the 1% back to power, and cannot yet see how to … Continue reading The 1% won a counter-revolution while we played

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Our future will be Jupiter Ascending, unless we make it Star Trek

Summary: Will our future be like Star Trek or Jupiter Ascending? Star Trek shows us a world beyond scarcity where everybody benefits. In Jupiter Ascending the 1% takes the wealth produced by technology and uses it to rule us. We can choose to make Star Trek our future if we are willing to work for … Continue reading Our future will be Jupiter Ascending, unless we make it Star Trek

When marriage disappears: rising inequality as the threat to the family

Summary:  This post looks at the disintegration of the family, another example of America's regression as we quietly surrendering generations of gains. The America we loved -- relatively classless, with a big middle class, low inequality and high social mobility -- dies a little every day. The evidence lies before us, obvious in the news … Continue reading When marriage disappears: rising inequality as the threat to the family