At least four major factors are terrifying economists and weighing on the recovery. The American economy is reopening. In Alabama, gyms are back in business. In Georgia, restaurants are seating customers again. In Texas, the bars are packed. And in Vermont, the stay-at-home order has been lifted. People are still frightened.
David Shor lost his job at Civis Analytics after his promotion of an academic study on protests created a Twitter controversy. But the socialist data guru’s insights into U.S. politics and the 2020 election are more interesting than cancel culture.
The “statement on a conservative future for the American labor movement,” released just before Labor Day by the fledgling think tank American Compass, opens, naturally, with a celebration of “economic freedom,” “limited government,” and markets. All of these things are good, American Compass claims, but something has nevertheless gone bad.
The Multilevel Marketing Cults: Lies, Pyramid Schemes, and the Pursuit of Financial Freedom. – YouTube
Review of Twilight of Democracy: The Failure of Politics and the Parting of Friends by Anne Applebaum (Allen Lane, 2020). For Anne Applebaum, whose work on Soviet-era history is so respected it landed her the Pulitzer Prize in 2004, it is not the past which is a foreign country, but the present.
I love this country. I always have. But the last few years in the USA have left me truly aghast. Just when I think that there are no more surprises left in American political life, I am handed a fr…
Human trafficking has been having an eventful summer. In July, internet sleuths accused online retailer Wayfair of selling missing children in overpriced cabinets. In August, QAnon supporters (along with some well-meaning if ill-informed influencers) held nationwide “Save the Children” rallies. And last week, there was the trailer story. “U.S.
Excerpt from Levers of Power: How the 1% Rules and What the 99% Can Do About It , by Tarun Banerjee, Michael Schwartz, and Kevin A. Young (Verso Books, July 2020). The Barack Obama administration initiated a host of new legislation designed to advance the interests of business.
Lest We Forget the Horrors: A Catalog of Trump’s Worst Cruelties, Collusions, Corruptions, and Crimes: The Complete Listing (So Far): Atrocities 1-889 – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
Lest We Forget the Horrors: A Catalog of Trump’s Worst Cruelties, Collusions, Corruptions, and Crimes: The Complete Listing (So Far): Atrocities 1-889
Early in President Trump’s term, McSweeney’s editors began to catalog the head-spinning number of misdeeds coming from his administration. We called this list a collection of Trump’s cruelties, collusions, and crimes, and it felt urgent then to track them, to ensure these horrors – happening almost daily – would not be forgotten.
Nothing bonds a group more tightly than a common enemy that is perceived as a mortal threat. To understand the corruption, chaos, and general insanity that is continuing to engulf the Trump campaign and much of the Republican Party right now, it helps to understand the predicate embraced by many Trump supporters: If Joseph R.
Mental health experts explain why ‘fearful’ Trump supporters are still clinging to the president — despite his many failures – Raw Story
Mental health experts explain why ‘fearful’ Trump supporters are still clinging to the president – despite his many failures
A looming question in today’s political climate is: Why do Donald Trump’s devotees continue to support him despite the carnage of his well-documented failures? Although we are in the middle of a deadly pandemic that is surging and not contained, Trump seems to maintain a base support of 35% to 40%.