The biggest threat to the integrity of our elections isn’t the machines, but the users.
What’s Next after democracy may already be ascendant.
Andrew Yang is a model of the new capitalist, a breed of pragmatic business professionals thrilled by the potential of markets, yet keenly conscious of market limitations. Tech professionals like Yang are just beginning to exercise their political leverage.
If liberal democracy isn’t the pinnacle of human social order, then what is?
We are trapped in a push-pull between low unemployment with low pay and higher wages with disappearing jobs. That dynamic will remain as long we retain our cultural and economic dependence on mass employment.
Diversity is about more than the humane tolerance of others, it is an evolutionary imperative. We will master a world of looser, more diverse cultural ties, or fall behind those who do.
This year’s first post on Political Orphans described seven prominent, but under-appreciated figures who seemed poised for a breakout year. Here’s a look at what each of them accomplished in 2017.
If you need sophisticated experts to sort out a base notion of reality, what happens to democracy?
What if your ability to vote in a presidential election was conditional on showing that you voted in the last city or county election?
For the first time in living memory we will now have a celebrity President who fails any credible standard of competence or qualification. The solution emerging on the left, attempting to replace Trump with a better celebrity, fails to address the core problem. For the country to survive in a dawning age celebrity politics, the power of the Presidency and the reach of the federal government may have to be constrained. If competent political professionals are going to be consistently defeated by tabloid figures, then it may be time to rethink the power of the office itself.