I draw primarily from two sources today: HCR’s incredible piece on the origins of US fear of socialism, and a piece from The Week describing how culture, parenting, and pschology shape and limit political perspectives.
Economic Justice, Community & Economic Development
Last week, The Intercept published a piece on how this recession is so different, how COVID has changed us, & how typical stimulus strategies can’t work. Leaving us with one option: A vast Green New Deal & (hopefully) a President… Read More ›
Bailing Out Workers Not Corporations: Five Point Plan for Community (NOT Corporate) Wealth Building.
Today, we begin our exploration of strategies through which we can finally achieve economic, social, racial, and climate justice in America. Today’s post outlines a plan to retake our local economies, restore their wealth and their autonomy. Read on!
Today we chronicle the Democratic Party’s slide from being girded by New Deal values to one that is infused with neoliberal compromises, a party willing to negotiate with libertarians & profiteers, while turning their back on unions, the working class… Read More ›
Today we offer a 30 minute 1958 video interview with Aldous Huxley. Incredible how predicts a Trump, the role of television, the role of propaganda and the possibility of stumbling to fascism. Also, I acknowledge a small error in the… Read More ›
Today, we begin a series of posts that articulate a vision forward, a path to a more democratic economy, revisiting a recurrent theme of Retake’s blog–the need to explore and ultimately develop entirely new economic and political systems, essentially democratizing… Read More ›