News With Views | To Save America And The West, Get Rid Of Identity Politics

February 16, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The responses / reactions to President Trump’s State of the Union address reflect a divided nation. Trump’s supporters loved the speech — and in all honesty, while it contained claims I found dubious, it was the most riveting State of the Union address I’ve seen in years.

On the other hand, the usual suspects hated everything about it, finding in it all manner of “racist” red flags, evidence of “xenophobia,” “white supremacy,” etc., etc., ad nauseam.

Source: News With Views | To Save America And The West, Get Rid Of Identity Politics

News With Views | “Sh*thole Countries” The Fate Of Modernity And The Case For Localization, Part 2

February 3, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Modernity, like Schumpeterian capitalism, must grow or fall into crisis. Hence the global obsession with growth as a sign of economic health. As the (Western-centered) “global economy” grows, it overwhelms cultures some of whose members may welcome the promise of a high standard of living but become uneasy and then rebellious when it costs them their traditional beliefs and practices, their land, and their autonomy. They see their traditions becoming little more than curiosities that inspire trinkets sold t

Source: News With Views | “Sh*thole Countries” The Fate Of Modernity And The Case For Localization, Part 2

News With Views | “Sh*thole Countries,” The Fate Of Modernity, And The Case For Localization, Part 1

January 27, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Donald Trump’s supposed remark about “sh*thole countries” created outrage around the world and at home. I should begin by noting three important points: (1) Trump denies using the phrase, (2) there is no hard evidence that he said it (e.g., a video or audio recording), and (3) what those with him at the meeting in question claim to recall depends on whether they are his friends or his enemies.

Source: News With Views | “Sh*thole Countries,” The Fate Of Modernity, And The Case For Localization, Part 1

News With Views | Why Donald Trump Won – Brief Review Of The Past Quarter Century

January 20, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

One does not need any special prognostication skills to know that 2018 will see even more intense attacks on Donald Trump and his administration, even given the growing happy talk about the economy. After all, the kinds of numbers that impress mainstream economists — Dow hitting new highs regularly, very low (official) unemployment, low inflation, rising consumer spending, etc. — are all manifest.

Source: News With Views | Why Donald Trump Won – Brief Review Of The Past Quarter Century


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