Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable. Milton Friedman As I write this (Jan 2nd), there are … Continue reading After Trump: Is there any common ground?
It is difficult and exhausting to try and keep track of the myriad ways in which the current President and his enablers are shredding the fabric of our nation. Conspiracy theories, anti-science, closet and overt racism, calls for imprisoning journalists, election-rigging, and on…and on…and on… We are certainly experiencing the birth pangs of full-throated American fascism. I don’t say this lightly, especially in the current … Continue reading The Virus Idea That is Eating America