The Unwinding of America · Trump · US Politics

America’s Broken Democracy

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

The Unwinding of America · Trump · US Politics

Trump is far more dangerous that we thought.

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.

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