Seth Ackerman, Matt Yglesias, and Doug Henwood had an interesting Twitter conversation earlier this week about boosting wages at Walmart. As Ackerman and Yglesias note, higher pay has to come from somewhere and Walmart, a company whose munificence has always… Continue Reading
T.H. Marshall, in “Citizenship and Social Class”: Is it still true that basic equality, when enriched in substance and embodied in the formal rights of citizenship is consistent with the inequalities of social class? I shall suggest that our society… Continue Reading
I’ve been meaning to link to, and clarify, my recent piece at Jacobin. Posted last week, the essay is on Occupy ‘s aversion to politics and it is, I’ll concede, quite critical of the movement. To be honest, I feel… Continue Reading
Bhaskar Sunkara takes on one of his favorite targets, Ezra Klein: Klein is the archetype for modern American liberalism, so much so that he disavows being a liberal at all. He’s a centrist technocrat, obsessed over policy, ignoring politics, honestly… Continue Reading
My pre-election piece—posted on the front-page, but not yet here.
In his 2006 work On Political Equality, the great Robert Dahl tells us why: “I want to suggest instead that what actually drives the search for fairness is not pure reason but emotions and passions. Reason may serve to guide… Continue Reading