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The Best of Both Possible Worlds

What is this magical configuration that I’m so convinced will resolve the tension between socialism and capitalism and allow for the most people to prosper, do meaningful work, and find happiness?

It’s pretty simple, really. Socialist base, capitalist superstructure. Continue reading

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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

A Pragmatic Idealist’s Guide to Caucus/Primary Season

Call me liberal, progressive, whatever you like. Parse it how you will, I occupy somewhere most of the way to the leftwards end of the political spectrum. If I had to self-label, I’d probably call myself a Social Democrat. My ideal economic arrangement would be using the productive capabilities of capitalism to achieve socialist-style ends … 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

In Case You Missed It: Weekend Reading 10/23/15

Another eventful week, full of domestic terrorism, Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony, a new Star Wars Ep 7 trailer, some helpful life advice, and, for those in the know about how awesome she is, a new Kelly Link story for our Fk Yeah! finisher. Short on time today, so let’s get down to it.

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