Beyond Reparations - Ferguson and Actual Justice
This article discusses the issue of reparations in the context of the killing of Mike Brown, and argues that actual justice requires not only reparations for all people, but reparations in the form of the decommodification of our society.
Monday, August 11, 2014(1 comments)
The No-State Solution to Israel, Palestine and the World
Among other things, this article discusses the nature of imperialism, nationalism, and emancipatory politics in the context of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, and argues that since the nation-state is an instrument of war, a meaningful peace necessitates not a one state or a two state solution, but the supercession of the nation-state.
Trickle Down Civil War
This article discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the harms it is expected to cause, and its relation to national sovereignty, abuses of executive power, and a critical concept of democracy, among other things.
Monday, July 7, 2014(2 comments)
Preconditions for an Actually Democratic Society
This article examines the meaning of the concept of democracy, and argues, among other things, that democracy requires certain basic material conditions; moreover, it argues that because democracy is the regime of the inalienable, and capitalism is the regime of the alienable, the two are fundamentally opposed. From that point, the preconditions for an actual democracy - and a basic income law - are discussed.
Kill the Landlord, but Save the Man
This article discusses the relationship between the genocide, and cultural genocide, of Native Americans and landownership, and argues for a just redistribution of wrongfully concentrated real property.
Friday, November 29, 2013(1 comments)
Thanks for Giving What? Commerce or Community?
Among other things, this article discusses Thanksgiving's relationship to Black Friday, and the contradictions in US history, particularly the contradiction between commerce and community.
Monday, November 25, 2013(2 comments)
The Sleepwalkers Are Revolting
This article discusses the ongoing sleep deprivation epidemic, and how it results in an inability to think which is deeply related to ongoing political problems
Among other things, this article discusses the Fukushima Economy - the toxic, capitalist economy - as it relates to the minimum wage, and argues that even if the wage is raised, it is at best a superficial amelioration of long-term, systemic problems that require radical change
Monday, September 9, 2013
Kaiser Obama - From WWI to WWIII
This article discusses Barack Obama's foreign policy, compares the present rush to war with Syria to the lead up to World War I, and considers the possibility of nuclear war, among other things
The Private, the Public, and the (Re)Public; The Danger of the Right's Ideas on "Liberty"
the redistribution of society's wealth is required in order to correct a monumentally unjust enrichment. That is, justice requires ensuring not only that the people of the world receive those resources necessary for human flourishing; it also requires dispersing murderously obtained concentrations of wealth, restoring the people of the world to an approximation of their pre-wronged position.