Marx Was an Obsessive Wonk

Someone sent me this piece today from Charlotte Bancroft at The Bellows. The piece is titled “The Consumerist Mediocrities of Millennial Socialism” and then subtitled “Karl Marx opposed the wonkish, empirical nature of bourgeois socialism. So why do so many Millennial socialists celebrate it?” The title is whatever. The subtitle is utterly baffling. Karl Marx… Continue reading Marx Was an Obsessive Wonk

Racial Politics in Schools

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

When McDonalds Came to Denmark

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