Via Mike Elk, I came upon this article in Labor Notes about Piketty. It is written in that affected homespun style that a lot of Labor writing is, and, also like a lot of Labor writing, flippantly dismisses as inferior anti-inequality strategies that don’t involve organizing to cram more money through people’s paychecks:
Reading through today’s Harris v. Quinn decision was fun. It reminded me why I think the theater of judicial decisions is such a hilarious spectacle. Almost nobody actually forms their opinions on substantive political matters by using substance-neutral procedural considerations, but judges have to pretend to be doing that. That’s hilarious spectacle number one. Then, [...]
Supposing college was free, what would the social narrative about the recipients of it be? I have seen two basic approaches:
1. It is a right. I owe nothing.
Under this narrative, recipients of free college are due free college as a matter of right. To deprive them of it is to oppress them. [...]
Peter Frase wrote this piece about class and the Left. I put out a short response to it when it came out. There are lots of parts to it, and I hesitate to summarize it for that reason. But, basically, he objects to those who say class is different than race [...]
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