Social progress requires that we move forward together. Such a thing can only happen in a stratified, diverse world if we focus on areas of agreement rather than conflict. This is not to say that it is easy to empathize, stomach, or ignore opposing positions of fellow citizens and politicians. It is only to say that progress requires we do. Metamodernism provides a model for doing just that.
This is an open letter to American children and citizens who see the beginning of the end for the European Union, and likely the United Kingdom, and do not know how to interpret it. This is an open letter to American voters who have an important choice to make this November on the direction of the country. This is an open letter to the candidates running in November, as well as to Congress, which has failed to accomplish anything substantive for America in nearly six years.
It’s not often that a policy idea comes along like the universal basic income—UBI. It’s a disruptive policy idea that presents a philosophical debate between capitalism and socialism, challenges personally held ideologies of earned income and hard work, but also has the potential to solve the stickier problems of human existence: poverty and all of its ills.
It’s easy to see the appeal of the Libertarian Party: maximum freedom; minimal government. It's a time when Republican conservatism suffers under the 50-year-long capture by the business class. Democratic liberalism struggles to balance good governance with excessive regulation and expenditures on social goods.
The article Repeal Obamacare, But Replace It With Free Market Reforms, by JayfromBrooklyn, explores the current healthcare plans, or lack thereof, for each candidate for the Republican nomination for President. But the analysis presented by JayfromBrooklyn, similar to the plans to repeal Obamacare, overlook reality and fact...