“We’re in a singular moment right now, where we can take the components of a destroyed but potentially powerful party, and rebuild it in a different image. That rebuild will involve listening to the people who have been fighting for real change all these years–the local activists and leaders who have helped institute actual progressive policy without the help of Super PACs and media attention. It will involve committing to grassroots organizing, not just donating a few dollars when a DNC email pops up. That re-envisioning will take more time and effort than the politics most liberals are used to participating in. It will involve getting out of the house, making your friends uncomfortable with reminders to attend that meeting you set up.”
Identity-based critiques of economic reductionism have become tools for obscuring the divergent interests of rich and poor Democrats.
How is the U.S. actually split geographically?
Please listen to this latest episode of The Weeds, by Vox dot com. They come to unexpected conclusions.
Russia and the American Dream
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5:17 PM
Ezra and Matt discuss Russian hacking, Rex Tillerson, and inequality’s role in reducing social mobility.
Source: Vox’s The Weeds
Feeling desperate for activity.
The 4.6 percent unemployment rate is the lowest since August 2007, but wages fell by 0.1 percent.
Humanæ is a chromatic inventory, a project that reflects on the colors beyond the borders of our codes by referencing the PANTONE® color scheme.
The project development is based on a series of portraits whose background is dyed with the exact Pantone® tone extracted from a sample of 11×11 pixels of the portrayed´s face. The project’s objective is to record and catalog all possible human skin tones.
Another example of the elite’s violent hatred of the working class.
The Government Accountability Office said in a report that her department did not fully investigate when low-wage workers lodged complaints against their employers over failure to pay the minimum wage or overtime.
Ending the threat of authoritarianism is not a left-wing or right-wing problem, and the solution does not reside in building a bigger or a smaller government. Restoring political stability means structuring society’s public and corporate institutions so they can be governed by human beings and communities. It means protecting the property rights of citizens and not confusing property with arbitrary tollbooths erected by tech billionaires. And it means understanding that protecting competitive markets and preventing concentrations of power are essential components of democracy.
New research tries to spot the collapse of liberal democracies before they happen, and it suggests that Western democracy may be seriously ill.