Prejudice against the poor is as bad as racism or sexism, let’s start treating it that way.

If you enjoy this article check out my book, I've made it free to help you self-quarantine: https://deponysum.com/2020/03/30/something-to-read-in-quarantine-essays-2018-to-2020/ During the Twitter wars around the Democratic primary, a number of people felt comfortable being openly contemptful of the poor. This is not unusual, but the nature of Sanders movement, and its supposedly "progressive" opposition, meant that … Continue reading Prejudice against the poor is as bad as racism or sexism, let’s start treating it that way.

For communism and against foreclosure on the future

By communism here we mean a system in which the principle of: From each according to their ability, to each according to their need Is implemented as the sole principle of economic distribution. There has never been a a advanced communist society- only societies that aspire to communism in the long run. Money still existed … Continue reading For communism and against foreclosure on the future

The end of Neoliberalism and the beginning of the venal age? Comment on Crooked Timber

The following comment was made on Crooked Timber by a friend (Tim Scriven). After speaking about it with him I'm reprinting it here with slight modifications as requested: "I have a take on Neoliberalism- it’s pretty poorly informed, but then a lot of people have pretty poorly informed takes on this subject. There are actually … Continue reading The end of Neoliberalism and the beginning of the venal age? Comment on Crooked Timber