I am not terribly interested in the question of why Terry McAuliffe lost the gubernatorial election in Virginia. As is typical with these things, post-election analyses tend to revolve around the hobbyhorses of the analyzers more than anything else, making the whole thing not terribly enlightening for people who are trying to get some kind… Continue reading Racial Politics in Schools
Richard Wolff tweeted this out a couple of days ago: When I saw it, I asked on Twitter whether this was a thing a lot of people were saying, and apparently it is a meme traveling through conservative media and other parts of the discourse that I don’t spend a lot of time reading. Although… Continue reading Is the Strike and Quit Wave Due to Vaccine Mandates?
Ezra Klein did a piece last week about David Shor and so-called “popularism,” which was ultimately defined this way: Democrats should do a lot of polling to figure out which of their views are popular and which are not popular, and then they should talk about the popular stuff and shut up about the unpopular… Continue reading Popularism and the Child Tax Credit
Every few months, a prominent person or publication points out that McDonalds workers in Denmark receive $22 per hour, 6 weeks of vacation, and sick pay. This compensation comes on top of the general slate of social benefits in Denmark, which includes child allowances, health care, child care, paid leave, retirement, and education through college,… Continue reading When McDonalds Came to Denmark
While perusing welfare state websites today (one of my major hobbies), I happened up this lovely graphic from Switzerland. The title of the graphic is “Why Family Allowances?” The first panel shows two workers who are employed at the same factory and who receive the same wages. One of the workers goes home to a… Continue reading Swiss Welfare State Graphic