Author: Erik Loomis

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Yglesias correctly notes the real way to move American politics to the left: If you want to move US public policy to the left, what you have to do is to identify incumbent holders of political office and then defeat them on Election Day with alternative candidates who are more left-wing. I think this works […]

Labor Notes

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On July 22, 2011

A lot of interesting labor stories out there right now: 1. Sarah Jaffe has an excellent piece on unemployment at Alternet. Unlike all too many (almost all) reports on the unemployed, she actually focu

Out of Sight

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In Film
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On July 21, 2011
Excellent essay at Only the Cinema on Out of Sight, clearly Soderbergh’s best film (though a strong case can be made for The Limey) and one of the most entertaining films of the last 20 years.

On Netflix

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On July 20, 2011

The Netflix price spike annoys me as much as everyone else. I don’t mind paying for my films, and indeed I do, but the combination of the on-demand and mail services is extraordinarily annoying.

Young Progressives and Labor

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In General , labor
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On July 20, 2011
I’ve talked before about how young progressive bloggers don’t seem to have too much interest in labor history or labor issues more broadly. Of course, most of the voices in this debate are familiar. So it’s nice to hear someone I haven’t read before weigh in, a young writer at one of the Kos diaries. […]
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