For the sake of argument let's say the Democrats *aren't* in on the obvious machinations to ensure the installation of King Trump, I...
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- Our shitlords:
- Our model is based on the fact that across history, what creates the risk of political instability is the behavior of elites, who all too often react to long-term increases in population by committing three cardinal sins
- First, faced with a surge of labor that dampens growth in wages and productivity, elites seek to take a larger portion of economic gains for themselves, driving up inequality.
- Second, facing greater competition for elite wealth and status, they tighten up the path to mobility to favor themselves and their progeny. For example, in an increasingly meritocratic society, elites could keep places at top universities limited and raise the entry requirements and costs in ways that favor the children of those who had already succeeded.
- Third, anxious to hold on to their rising fortunes, they do all they can to resist taxation of their wealth and profits,
even if that means starving the government of needed revenues, leading
to decaying infrastructure, declining public services and fast-rising
- Important question
- The Meatsack Candidacy
- Aspirational versus servant leaders
- Let us not hedge about one thing. And Trump all but confirmed yesterday
- Remember when Democrats confirmed lots of Trump nominated judges so everyone could go on vacation?
- Myths of American exceptionalism
- At the executed murderer's grave
- The end of the "rules-based international order"
- Deportation nation
- It's when it's, it's not when it isn't
- Where our stories chart
- Freedom, revolt, and love
- Jeff slow the fuck down
- The Math Campers
- Old Yo La Tengo
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