‘Collapsologie’: How Things Fall Apart
The flippancy with which the collapsologues declare that a future of environmental disaster, economic meltdown, and societal failure is just around the corner can be quite chilling: “By 2035, the French Republic, the European Union, will not exist.”
January 21, 2020
The Ghosts of Elaine, Arkansas, 1919
The reasons why the Elaine Massacre of 1919 has remained shrouded and obscure, despite a shocking toll of bloodshed inflicted on the African-American inhabitants of Phillips County, speak to a legacy of white supremacy in the US and ruthless suppression of labor activism that disfigures American society to this day.
September 30, 2019
Why Democrats Like Taxes Again
The new conversation about changing the tax code focuses instead on the way taxes can shape the bedrock of who has influence in our economy and society and how it is wielded. Because taxes are not just about raising revenue. Taxes are about power.
April 15, 2019