Caring About Your Principles Versus Caring About Power

When should you “break eggs to make an omelette”? Which eggs? How many?


Why Millennials Are The Way They Are

Are young people totally dysfunctional, and if so, is it their fault?


The Wealth-Made City

Market logic doesn’t care whether it ruins everything you love about your neighborhood…


All The Wondrous Choices Capitalism Gives You

In a world of inequality, many market decisions are hardly “choices”…


An Exciting Night For The Left

State and local elections provide a glimmer of hope in difficult times…


Can The Master’s Tools Destroy The Master’s House?

Some of the master’s tools should probably be seized and used as our own…


Why Israel Is Richard Spencer’s Favorite Argument

White nationalists say that a Jewish ethno-state proves ethno-states are fine…


Here Comes The Dystopia

Private fire services and the economics of burning to death…


A Public Option For Food

Does the food system prove that we should privatize public schools? No, it proves that free markets are a disaster…


New Proof That The DNC Was Just As Corrupt As You Thought It Was

Even hyper-partisan Clinton surrogate Donna Brazile now admits the primary was rigged…


What Everybody Is Interested In Hearing About

Should the media “give people what they want” or paternalistically try to “make them eat their vegetables”?


Getting Beyond “New Atheism”

The atheist public intellectuals are all intolerable, but secularism can be saved…


How To Be A Socialist Without Being An Apologist For The Atrocities Of Communist Regimes

Opposing economic exploitation doesn’t mean supporting authoritarianism…


What Is The Point Of Political Media?

Left-wing media is crucial to the success of left-wing ideas…


What Is The Intra-Republican Conflict Even About?

The GOP’s agenda is the same no matter who is in charge: cut social services, let rich people run everything…


Empathy: Probably A Good Thing

Empathy, if understood the way ordinary people define it, is anything but overrated…


Being Held Hostage By Rich People

Arguments that we can’t afford to anger Wall Street just prove how pernicious its influence is…


Honesty About The Death Penalty

My opposition is rooted in disgust at the unnecessary taking of human life…


The Sad Spectacle of Cities Groveling to Amazon

Watching desperate mayors plead for investment is a reminder that we need a major redistribution of wealth and power…


Could Death Be A Bad Thing?

The moral case for life extension…