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Life at the day-to-day level is mostly discontinuities and thwarted omens...Atlantic
... Discussing Trump’s problematic campaign success for a second week, the panel looks at why — and how — he managed to earn the support and allegiance of so many Americans. The bigger question unpacked then is not whether defending Donald Trump is right about foreign policy or domestic problems, but whether it’s time to call out the Washington consensus for not being more concerned with engaging the American public. And if those in Washington don’t want Trump in the White House, they have to do more than mock him and call his policies “ridiculous.” ...ForeignPolicy
Of course McArdle has nothing to worry about but she's more than a little paranoid about the government's tentacles wrapping themselves around her and smothering her with its road repairs, airplane inspections, and clean water. ...HuntingoftheSnark
-66% of Democrats said the primary contest is "energizing" the party...
Neoliberalism needs to go. Bill and Hillary Clinton are the quintessential American centrist neoliberals. American centrist neoliberaism isn’t as far Right as the European neoliberalism George Monbiot complains about. Call it soft neoliberalism. But it’s still neoliberalism, and it still feeds into income inequality.
There are a lot of different definitions of neoliberalism, but ultimately it’s about sacrificing the standard of living of working-class men and women for the sake of global corporate profits. ...Mahablog
The current failed system is a collective human creation based on human choices made over thousands of years in response to the unfolding circumstances of history. In the big picture, these choices reflect three foundational assumptions:
- It is our human right to dominate nature.
- Money is wealth and therefore a suitable object of sacred veneration.
- Social order depends on institutions that centralize power in the hands of the few to rule over the rest of us so long as these institutions are subject to the discipline of the market and/or a system of popular elections.
If we step back and examine these assumptions, most of us immediately recognize profound fallacies:
- Our human existence depends on the health of nature and the systems by which Earth's community of life self-organizes to maintain the conditions essential to the existence of all life.
- Real wealth is living wealth -- those things with real intrinsic value, beginning with the land we depend on to grow our food and the water we depend on to quench our thirst. Money is useful in facilitating the exchange of things of real value but has no intrinsic value in itself
- Life exists only in living communities that self-organize in response to diverse and ever-changing local conditions to create and maintain the conditions essential to their own existence. There is no equivalent in nature of the centralized command-and-control structures we humans currently favor. That is because they block the community's ability to self-organize in response to the ever-changing local needs and circumstances characteristic of any living system. ...Korten,Truthout