Usually ruling classes like to protect the system that secured their coveted positions. But today a large portion of the wealthiest and most privileged parts of our society—are key funders of an increasingly anti-capitalist left.
Will a universal basic income alleviate inequality or will the aspirational side of capitalism be squelched by the rollout of ever more benefits?
Worrying developments on the political Right reflect only one expression of the new authoritarianism. The Western Left, once advocates of free speech and tolerant of markets, now embrace a massive expansion of state power, complete with expansive curbs on expression and speech.
Today the world’s great cities, such as New York or London, face dramatically changed conditions, notably the rise of remote work, fears from the pandemic, and rising crime. In light of these realities, do cities have a future?
What really divides America is economic class — basic concerns such as living wages and affordable housing, rather than political ideology.
Material economy workers are realizing the real economic power they wield delivering vital goods such as fuel, food and manufactured goods, and are leveraging that power to demand a better future.
Today’s climate activists resemble nothing so much as a fundamentalist religious movement, with carbon the new devil’s spawn. But dogmatic environmental is likely reduce living standards in the West and around the world.
Ineffective public policy, soaring costs of living, and a declining quality of life amid rising crime are resulting in the fall of Los Angeles as major employers leave the city and take jobs with them.
Among the most serious threats to democracy we face is political violence that is largely the result of changing class dynamics, most notably the increasingly perilous state of the yeoman middle class.
There are dark days ahead for the Jewish diaspora as anti-semitism and racial animus gains influence politically, not just on the far right but also on the ‘progressive’ left.