I have very mixed feelings about small town America. On one hand I have always lived in small American towns, and this is where I have always felt most comfortable. These small towns have always been the places I have chosen to live. On the other hand, small towns in America are getting a lot…… Continue reading Small town America and me
This is a review of the Project Syndicate article America’s Broken Democracy by Jeffrey D Sachs. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, is Director of Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development and of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. His books include The End of…… Continue reading America’s Broken Democracy
This is a summery of an article by David Roberts on Vox. Here is a link to the entire article. The full title of the article is: We overanalyze Trump. He is what he appears to be. There is no correct Theory of Trump. The gist of this article is that Trump does not have a…… Continue reading Trump is far more dangerous that we thought.
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
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