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A Preliminary Case for a Universal Basic Income

We live in the richest country and society in the history of, well, ever. Surely we can set a floor below which no one in our society falls. For reasons of morality if not economy. Continue reading

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Why I’m Giving Up Outrage

It’s a luxury we can no longer afford. Continue reading

Hillary, Bernie, and Me

I know it sounds strange to hear it, but there’s seriously never been a better time to be a progressive. Continue reading

About This Whole Hillary/Bernie Thing

While I think Bernie should keep running at least until the convention, because what he’s saying and doing is so important, I think it’s best to take a realistic view of things. Clinton will most likely be the Democratic nominee, and the general election is going to be brutal whether she faces Trump, Cruz, or some magical conservative unicorn nominated by fiat in the rubble of a contested Republican convention. Continue reading

Santa Claus and the American Dream

I thought of this the other day, but I didn’t want to harsh anyone’s mellow this holiday season, since there are lots of folks I know who genuinely love the holidays, especially Christmas, and I respect that. But it occurred to me how the mythology surrounding Christmas, at least the American conception of it, kind … Continue reading

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