Contemporary supporters of liberalism are often subject, I think, to what I call "everyday Fukuyama-ism" -- the idea, explicitly stated or not, that the end of the Cold War really signaled the end of history, and that we can only look forward to the unceasing rise of Western-style liberal-democratic capitalism. (As the leftist scholar Mark Fisher recounted: "It's easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.")
on the other handhttps://twitter.com/NuclearTakes/status/971438875624304648
Still, new computer screenshots released by the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday made clear that Russian state hackers had the foothold they would have needed to manipulate or shut down power plants."We now have evidence they're sitting on the machines, connected to industrial control infrastructure, that allow them to effectively turn the power off or effect sabotage," said Eric Chien, a security technology director at Symantec, a digital security firm."From what we can see, they were there. They have the ability to shut the power off. All that's missing is some political motivation," Mr. Chien said.
The move was spurred by members of the Denver chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) who petitioned Denver County Democratic Assembly delegates to vote for an amendment to the official party platform. The language states:"We believe the economy should be democratically owned and controlled in order to serve the needs of the many, not to make profits for the few.On March 24, the amendment passed with overwhelming support, and it will now be listed in the Democratic Party of Denver's platform preamble. Denver DSA chair Kristofer Dubbels tells In These Times that there was initially some open opposition to the proposal, including a number of delegates who told him it "would never pass." When the vote came up, however, of the nearly 1,000 delegates present, roughly 90 percent raised their cards in approval.
I also discuss the origins of this evolution (rise of globalization/migration cleavage, and/or educational expansion per se) as well as future prospects: "multiple-elite" stabilization; complete realignment of the party system along a "globalists" (high-education, high-income) vs "nativists" (low-education, low-income) cleavage; return to class-based redistributive conflict (either from an internationalist or nativist perspective)
all you gotta do is skim his abstract:QuoteI also discuss the origins of this evolution (rise of globalization/migration cleavage, and/or educational expansion per se) as well as future prospects: "multiple-elite" stabilization; complete realignment of the party system along a "globalists" (high-education, high-income) vs "nativists" (low-education, low-income) cleavage; return to class-based redistributive conflict (either from an internationalist or nativist perspective)He goes on later to complain about immigration making it difficult to effectively do redistribution of wealth and therefore is blaming immigration for economic anxiety etc. But his insistence on using the word "Globalist" with associated scarequotes to talk about high-education parts of society should be an obvious red flag, too.
Hmm. I read a lot more of than I had time to. But I don't think it's as easy to dismiss as you seem to be implying. The problem of priors plagues all economic and political analysis, but as much as I read seemed interesting not least because of his datasets. I will need to give it a closer look which I don't have time for today but I think your objection is generally a simplistic conflicting assumptions dismissal. Mass migration in an age without frontiers is a pretty new issue for humans to deal with and part of what is unequally distributed among peoples is environmental resources. For natural monopoly resources like oil or water, that has tended towards strongman government but with distributed resources like good farmland or lumber, that has tended towards community organizing. What happens when the latter type are overwhelmed by refugees from the former has historically been unhappiness all around. As much as you like to imagine people mean Jew when they say globalist, that is not the case when the person literally means globalist. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. I don't see the jew hating that you do in this particular piece and the topic is actually really important for policy because in order to provide the best humanitarian aid to refugees, we really need to figure out how to mitigate their impact on local societies so that those societies will still have resources to help those refugees. Of course, the right solution is to kill all billionaires and nationalize their assets. But there are operational challenges to that plan.