“To be a scientist is to be naïve. We are so focused on the search for truth we fail to consider how many actually want us to find it” – Valery Legesov Can you handle some truth? You should. It’s all good news. Really good news on two scientific fronts. The first front is economics: […]
Chris Hayes went through the analysis that proved that by all measures, Biden’s economy outperformed Trump’s. Even controlling for COVID, Trump’s economy cannot compete.
Presidential historian Jon Meacham told an inconvenient truth as the panel discussed the better-than-expected economic growth numbers. The economy always does better under Democrats vs Republicans.
The latest jobs report is not just an instant in time. It is about what successful policies do not in the short term but in the long term.
Fox News did not know what to do with themselves as the jobs report turned out better than expected every month. Their coverage is partially responsible for Americans’ angst.
Democracy is incompatible with class-divided economic systems. Masters rule in slavery, lords in feudalism, and employers in capitalism. Whatever forms of government (including representative-electoral) coexist with class-divided economic systems, the hard reality is that one class rules the other.
Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, recently issued a scathing statement about the shameful state of the United States economy.
Ryan Andreas helped his union push through legislation for a national infrastructure program in 2021, realizing that historic upgrades to America’s utilities, ports, and bridges portended brighter futures for him and his co-workers at Travis Pattern and Foundry.It turned out exactly as Andreas anticipated.
Socialism is capitalism’s critical shadow. When lights shift, a shadow may seem to disappear, but sooner or later, with further shifts of light, it comes back. Capitalism’s ideologues have long fantasized that capitalism would finally outwit, outperform, and thereby overcome socialism: make the shadow vanish permanently. Like children, they bemoan their failure when, in the […]
Class struggles interact with but are different from power struggles. The ancient conflicts between city-states Athens and Sparta were power struggles, while within each, slaves and enslavers engaged in class struggles. Britain and France were absolute monarchies in late European feudalism fully engaged in power struggles. At the same time, class struggles between lords and […]