I have had a couple of signals that made me reflect on the influence of meritocracy, or what passes for it, upon current political events. 1,505 more words
Trump’s victory speaks for itself. But that is not what I wish to speak about. I wish to speak about a system of government that is so underrated and unknown but that deserves immediate attention if we don’t want more people like Trump winning elections in other democracies (because yes, America, other countries exist in the world, almost 200 other countries actually). 691 more words
168 more words
Brennan calls people who don’t bother to learn about politics hobbits, and he thinks it for the best if they stay home on Election Day. A second group of people enjoy political news as a recreation, following it with the partisan devotion of sports fans, and Brennan calls them hooligans.
Ron Berger —
In his most recent book Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few (2015), Robert Reich aims to explain how “the increasing concentration of political power in a corporate and financial elite…has been able to influence the rules by which the economy runs.” He lays the groundwork for this case by introducing readers to the field that was once called… 3,268 more words