Blog #91: Explaining the Election in 10 sentences – preliminary


Explaining the election (in parentheses: to pursue): 1. A critical shift in the organization of the economy post 1968, from industrial to hi-tech capitalism (occupational structures?). 2. Leaving many dependent on the old economy hurt and at a loss, largely the white working class, hold-over racism and sexism accentuated as scapegoats. (foreclosures, evictions, bankruptcies, struggling […]

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 by agreement that it is just or because the people wanted it, but because it […]

Blog #30 – Transformative Proposals in Nine Areas


Blog #30: Beyond Immediate Proposals: Some Transformative Provocations The last blog, Blog #29 began with the puzzle that the United States faces deep-seated problems today: problems of poverty, inequality, discrimination, poor education, unemployment, unaffordable housing, unaffordable health care, social aggressiveness and exclusion, insecurities of all sorts, all in a country that claims the values and […]

Blog #1a – Towards a Comprehensive Housing Policy


Towards a Comprehensive Housing Policy – Outline Draft I. Certain variables need to be taken into account in designing immediate steps to deal with the consequences of mortgage foreclosures. Some depend on a careful evaluation of the specific conditions of each case; others are essentially policy decisions depending on the criteria considered in determining objectives […]