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I want to push back on the idea that millennials are an “unlucky” generation, facing economic strife, pandemics, and other factors that are severely limiting their lifetime earnings. They aren’t unlucky. They are the victims of the New Gilded Age, where older people destroyed the nation in order to consolidate power and wealth, destroy the […]
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California is a very progressive state. But it’s also kind of disaster, especially with its awful NIMBY politics leading to skyrocketing housing prices and skyrocketing homelessness that makes the situation quite unsustainable. Despite its progressive politics on some issues, it is the paragon of the New Gilded Age. But at least the state has a […]

Lochnertastic

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On April 28, 2020

When I said the Republican Party was dedicated to killing workers, I wasn’t kidding. And of course, it’s when people’s access to endless meat is threatened that Republicans act to fo

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In the initial Gilded Age, the courts took the 14th Amendment, tore it up as it applied to African-Americans, and created entirely new and unintended meanings for it as it applied to corporations, starting the nation down the road that has lately led to Citizens United. It took the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, refused to apply […]

The Next Recession

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On November 13, 2019

One thought I’ve had a lot over the last couple of years is that the real power of the rejuvenated left will truly be determined in the next recession, not in this presidential election. The big

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