AEI’s Kevin Hassett knew Piketty was wrong before he ever read him. There is no possible world in which Kevin Hassett did anything else but say Piketty was wrong. That’s fine, but what’s not fine is this shit:
If you look at what’s been going on in his data, then the share of [...]
Peter Frase wrote a post on class identity, among other things. The piece critiques the familiar claim that class is different from other identity categories like race and gender because the proper leftist aim is to create a classless society, not a merely class-inclusive society.
Frase claims that “class” as used in the [...]
There are three types of governing regimes:
Lawless — There are no rules preventing people from acting on the bodies of others. There are no rules preventing people from acting on pieces of the world.
Grab World — There are rules preventing people from acting on the bodies of others. There are no rules [...]
Before reading this, it’s useful to see yesterday’s spectacular Jacobinghazi recap. During Jacobinghazi, a deluge of provable and unhinged lies thrown out there by one Sarah Kendzior about public text of all things managed to tar three women as misogynists and rape apologists, one for saying rape should be taken more seriously than [...]
An anonymous emailer at email@example.com sent me this remarkable recap of the tornado of unhinged lunacy that was the Jacobinghazi affair. I uploaded the images to imgur. They appear to read in order as a story. It seems largely accurate, though I’ve never used Stata.
I wrote previously about the dust up caused by Sarah Kendzior’s penchant for intentionally misreading things. She does that a lot. It’s pretty silly.
Anyways, she’s at it again:
Last RT is re: Elizabeth Stoker, who said that I had to be “disciplined” through “character assassination”, as I received rape threats
In my prior post, I commented on Amber A’Lee Frost’s recent piece in Jacobin. As an addendum to that, I thought I might address the issue of Sarah Kendzior’s reaction to this piece.
In the piece, Frost writes at one point:
And I just don’t think the diminutive label of “bro” should be [...]
Amber A’Lee Frost has a post at Jacobin titled “Bro Bash.” The post has many points, but the leading one is well-summarized by that thing that goes under the title, which says “There’s nothing feminist about leaving numbers to the bros.” Frost criticizes both the tendency to categorically dismiss quantitative approaches to analyzing [...]
The price of a year at college has increased by more than 1,200 percent over the last 30 years, far outpacing any other price the government tracks: food, housing, cars, gasoline, TVs, you name it.
He links to this Bloomberg piece from 2012 to support this claim. As [...]
The latest edition of Jacobin came with a wonderful piece from Jennifer Pan about the public relations industry, journalism’s treatment of it, gendered labor, emotional labor, and so on. You should read the piece. It’s very good.
At one point, Pan discusses the reaction journalists had to an article titled “11 Things the [...]