This article from The Times Literary Supplement is about pragmatic solutions to inequality and economic despair in capitalist societies, primarily Great Britain and the United Sates. Paul Krugman needs to conduct a discussion on this article.
In The Future of Socialism Antony Crosland redirected the Left from Marxism to social democracy. Written in 1956, it anticipated what became the dominant European philosophy. Social democracy successfully addressed the major problems of the time; but new problems have since arisen for which it lacks a credible narrative, or a credible solution. Social democracy now lies in ruins, its ragbag of policies rejected by electorates. Its heyday was the trente glorieuses, 1945–75, but, as Marc Levinson recounts in An Extraordinary Time, the splendid outcomes during these years cannot be attributed primarily to good economic policy choices. Rather, fortuitous technological changes and one-off structural opportunities coincided to lift Western living standards. In the very different circumstances of today, returning to the Keynesianism and redistributive taxation of 1960s social democracy is unlikely to restore Eden. Levinson’s book, which takes the sorry story of economic mismanagement through to 1990, is…
Source: The new pragmatism: Paul Collier on how to save capitalism
This link analyzes President Trump’s behavior as a lack of impulse control, similar to arsonists. All analogies are false, but some are scaled closer than others.
I started Pileus Chronicle yesterday in order to confront distortions of language, socially-constructed realities, and “inmutable values” (charged and debatable, but mutually agreed upon) in American politics.
Presently, my blog is under composition and setup. Please look for commentary soon, maybe even Super Bowl day, but definitely a short posting tomorrow.
In the names of liberty, jobs, and justice for all,
Jack Matthews a.k.a. Pileus
This blog is for liberty, freedom, First Amendment, U.S. Constitution, science, naturalism, and all policies of governments to uphold these processes and concepts.
This blog is against tyrants, alternative facts, pretenders or posers, bloviating dimwits that hold power, spin, and governments that contain or have these aforementioned people or elements. Polemic Alert! At the present, this includes the Trump administration from top to bottom, Fox News, and all right-wing, bat crap crazy Republicans that allowed bloviating dimwits to control the levers of power. (A few Republicans may find favor in the Pileus Chronicle blog and a couple of members of the Trump administration likewise.)
The state of affairs in this nation has become more horrible than I ever imagined it would be under the Trump administration. Polemic Alert! off.
As Jefferson once wrote, “I shall not die until life and liberty are on steady advance.”
Let us pledge to steadily advance life and liberty and justice for all.