Sounds like the answer to a question on Jeopardy, right? What is America? I'll take "A Hellified Mess" for $500, Alex... One of our O Society people states: "The United States is firmly a capitalist economy and Bernie Sanders' proposed policies are truly socialist." by O Society Feb 22, 2020 First, let's remind ourselves of … Continue reading What is America?
Over the past few years, I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klan member, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to … Continue reading Here They Come Again: New Democrats Prove Their Loyalty to Neoliberalism & Trump
One of our O Society people asks: America's war on the poor began 40 years ago. Why are the neoliberal bourgeoisie still unable/ unwilling to see it today? by O Society Feb 5, 2020 What's the neoliberal bourgeoisie? First, let's be clear who/what we mean: What is Neoliberalism? bour·geoi·sie /ˌbo͝orZHwäˈzē/ noun 1. the … Continue reading No Class: Where Did the American Middle Class Go?
https://youtu.be/MawR-tA61dM One (no, not Richard IIInot Richard III) of our O Society people asks: Because we’re well into our political Tower of Babel era, communication about ideas has probably never been so difficult. I’m not aware of any interest in utopian ideology since at least the early 1970s, or even the notion such a thing could … Continue reading Utopia, Utopia, My Kingdom for a Utopia!
by Chris Hedges edited by O Society Jan 31, 2020 In “The Open Society and Its Enemies,” Karl Popper warns against utopian engineering, massive social transformations led by those who believe they found a revealed truth. These utopian engineers carry out the wholesale destruction of systems, institutions, and social and cultural structures in a vain … Continue reading The Disaster of Utopian Engineering
The question for the 2020 US election season seems straightforward: Should Americans continue with some version of the Reagan regime, which is likely to deliver consistently mediocre growth and extreme income inequality? But the real question is how to enact policies resisted by the oligarchy that the Reagan Revolution created. by Simon Johnson edited by O … Continue reading Getting Rid of Reagan’s Ghost
https://youtu.be/QnxpHIl5Ynw Sean Illing interviews Suzanne Mettler edited by O Society Dec 22, 2019 “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” President Ronald Reagan uttered those words in his 1981 inaugural address to the country. He was referring specifically to the government’s role in helping bring the US out of … Continue reading Why do so many people who need the government hate it?