Category Archives: Loaded Language

Terms that implicitly connote a very laoded political or economic view.

Blog #57 – – “Public” opinion and the innocent media.


Blog #57 – “Public” opinion and the innocent media. N. Gregory Mankiw, professor of economics at Harvard. writes: “Media owners generally do not try to mold the population to their own brand of politics. Instead, like other business owners, they … Continue reading

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Blog # 55c – The Blocked Questions on Inequality.


Blog # 55c – The Blocked Questions on Inequality. [Blog #55a has tried, in outline form, to explain the existence of inequality in the U.S.A.] [Blog #55b has asked mores specifically how that inequality came about and why it is … Continue reading

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Blog #55b – Why Does Inequality Have Popular Support?


Blog #55b – Why Does Inequality Have Popular Support? The Agents of Inequality The Agents of InequalityThe Processes of Inequality: Exploitation, Dispossession, Incorporation I have argue here and elsewhere[1] that Social inequality is caused, not by any technical developments or … Continue reading

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Blog #51 The Baran-Marcuse letters – Not Just the Facts, in Critical Social Science


Blog #51 – The Baran-Marcuse letters – Not Just the Facts, in Critical Social Science The issue that Paul Baran and my father confronted in their correspondence[1] was, I suspect, what was an on-going and troublesome theme for them both, … Continue reading

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Blog #48 – Writing About Inequality


To the Editor, The New York Times, (re: Changed Life of the Poor: Better Off,but Far Behind”.. (Front page, May 1, 2014)  A researcher is quoted as saying: “the poor are better off than they were… but they have also … Continue reading

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Blog #46 – The Ethics of Gentrification, Social and Personal


The Ethics of Gentrification, Social and Personal Gentrification is an ethical problem. At the societal level, it is a problem of social justice. At that level, some quite clear guidelines for an ethical approach can be developed. At the individual … Continue reading

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Blog # 45 – Consensus on Inequality Unlikely


Consensus on Inequality Unlikely It’s good to call attention to the shameful way in which our economy exploits the poor and how inadequately our government responds to the problem.[1] But calling the problem “poverty” focuses on just half of the … Continue reading

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