What's New: Translation and Conflict: The Violence of the Universal
First of all, my objective is not to uphold a 'left-wing position,' but to debate universalism as a philosophical question. Of course, I am on the Left, but the Left itself is traversed by all the conflicts inherent to the question of the universal. The universal does not bring people together, it divides them. Violence is a constant possibility. But I first of all seek to describe internal conflicts.
What's New: Canadians are making a supersized gamble on climate and the economy
Did you know that: We Canadians are now one of the world's largest extractors of climate pollution, per capita? We're planning one of world's biggest increases through 2030? Our relentlessly increasing extraction has become a supersized gamble that threatens both climate hope and our economic stability?
What's New: The Capitalocene
How is the ecological predicament of the 21st century to be conceived of? Politically, how is it to be confronted, and by whom? The basic features of the problem are plain enough, when you can stand to look. Universal carbon pollution, known by the mild term ‘climate change’, is already distempering the seasons with bounding extremes of heat and cold, and magnifying storms and droughts; increasingly, it will spoil harvests, spread tropical diseases, and drown coastlines.
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Trump broke 64 promises in his first month in office
On Thursday, Trump's Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steven Bannon spoke about their priorities after the first month of the administration at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. Bannon said that Trump is 'maniacally focused' on executing the promises he made during the campaign.
thinkprogress.org | 28 Feb 2017, 3:00pm
Trump is right to criticize NAFTA--but he's totally wrong about why it's bad for America
The problem for American workers is not international trade, per se. America has been a trading nation since its beginning. The problem is, rather, the radical new rules for trade imposed by NAFTA--and copied in the myriad trade deals signed by the US ever since--that shifted the benefits of expanding trade to investors and the costs to workers.
qz.com | 28 Feb 2017, 2:00pm
America's Political Economy: The 'missing women'
Prime age Americans are dropping out of the labour market. The numbers of men dropping out of the labour force are large and much discussed. But that phenomenon is far from peculiar to the USA.
www.adamtooze.com | 28 Feb 2017, 1:00pm
It's Their Party
In 1964, there were few things that Students for a Democratic Society and Barry Goldwater agreed on. SDS was becoming a key voice of a new wave of American radicalism, and the organization's veterans would go on to shape the U.S. far left for decades.
www.jacobinmag.com | 28 Feb 2017, 11:00am
Architects call for urgent inspection of all PFI buildings in Scotland
Urgent inspections should be carried out on all Scottish public buildings built using private finance initiatives (PFIs), say architects, following the publication of a damning report into the safety of PFI schools.
www.theguardian.com | 28 Feb 2017, 4:00am