Inequality · The Unwinding of America · Trump · US Politics

Donald Trump and the Rise of Tribal Epistemology

This is a summary of an article on Vox called Donald Trump and the Rise of Tribal Epistemology by David Roberts.  It’s pretty much the best thing I’ve read about the new American populism anywhere.  You can read the entire article here.   The original article is very long.  I hate to say it but it is seven million…… Continue reading Donald Trump and the Rise of Tribal Epistemology

Economics · Inequality · The Unwinding of America

“Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy” by Joseph Stiglitz

Stiglitz says that most Americans are worried about the basics of the American economy: education, jobs, savings, and retirement.  They are well aware that life in America is not good for the middle and working classes.  In the 2008 economic crisis ten million families lost their homes, 8.7 million workers lost their jobs.  And, these…… Continue reading “Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy” by Joseph Stiglitz