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With many Americans voting for Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders, we’ve been treated to millions of words worth of takes about the strands of populist discontent that fuel anti-establishment politics.

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Matthew Yglesias tells us not to worry about the new industrial revolution

Summary: The new industrial revolution has begun, yet we have not yet begun to prepare. An article by Matthew Yglesias, neo-lib story-teller extraordinaire, shows why. He explains that faith-based economics assures us all will work out for the best. 1,091 more words


Unimaginative geographies

Last week I was asked to contribute a 6-700 word Op-Ed to the Washington Post‘s In Theory series on ‘othering’ and the Middle East.  They wanted me to write about… 461 more words


The Democrats Are In Denial of The Fact That They Are In Trouble

The Republicans must take heart from the fact that the Democrats are in deep trouble and what makes it more encouraging is the fact that they don’t even see it. 571 more words

The latent strength of the Republican Party

Democrats like to think that the political tide is running their way.  African-Americans and Hispanics are a growing proportion of the population.  Young people are more liberal than older people.  572 more words


The Benefits of Technology: Productivity as a Measure

This post is more a meditation than a proper review of economists’ and historians’ interest in how to evaluate the benefits of technology. It is prompted mainly by recent articles by Paul Krugman ( 1,764 more words