The most annoying thing about James Damore’s diversity ‘manifesto’ is the logical fallacy at the heart of it

The most annoying thing about James Damore’s diversity ‘manifesto’ is the logical fallacy at the heart of it
By Jim Edwards

August 10, 2017 at 09:00AM
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“Using Damore’s logic, if a “scientist” had taken measurements in the UK between 1939 and 1945, he may have concluded that women’s exposure to prenatal testosterone made them predisposed, on average, to munitions manufacturing.”

Is the United States an Oligarchy?

Is the United States an Oligarchy?
By Kevin Drum

August 10, 2017 at 11:28AM
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Does The Dutch Healthcare System Show The Way?

Does The Dutch Healthcare System Show The Way?
By Matthijs Krul

August 11, 2017 at 09:25AM
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“On the whole, the Dutch system does not do poorly, but fails to achieve any of the putative benefits of competitiveness while falling short of the solidarity and accessibility of a national healthcare system. In trying to combine liberal market ideology with the demands of traditional social-democratic solidarity, the system provides neither well.”

Employer-Sponsored Insurance Rips People’s Insurance Away

Employer-Sponsored Insurance Rips People’s Insurance Away
By Matt Bruenig

August 8, 2017 at 08:51AM
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“The reason this argument is backwards is because it is the system of employer-sponsored insurance that takes away people’s employer-sponsored insurance. Workers do not stick with the same employer for their entire life, but instead move between employers fairly frequently. Indeed, in 2016, there were around 60 million total job separations in the US.”

The Lost History of an American Coup D’État

The Lost History of an American Coup D’État
By Vann R. Newkirk II

August 12, 2017 at 06:00AM
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The Success Sequence Is About Cultural Beefs, Not Poverty

The Success Sequence Is About Cultural Beefs, Not Poverty
By Matt Bruenig

August 4, 2017 at 11:39PM
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«One might respond to this point by saying those were different times. That was then. This is now. But this is precisely my point. What we have in the Success Sequence is not some kind of time-immemorial wisdom about how to live a virtuous life. Indeed, if the Success Sequence were applied backward in time, it would conclude that almost everyone who has ever lived in the world is an immoral wreck.»

The Welfare State Should Be More Than Just A Safety Net

The Welfare State Should Be More Than Just A Safety Net
By Matt Bruenig

August 5, 2017 at 01:26AM
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«But this is a terrible story to tell about why welfare states are needed. It identifies the problem as being caused by bumps in the road, which conservatives often redescribe as personal failings, when the much better story of the welfare state locates the problem in the inherent defects of a capitalist economic order.»

For the last time, Trump hasn’t made the economy any better

For the last time, Trump hasn’t made the economy any better
By Matt O’Brien

August 7, 2017 at 02:53PM
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Absent a Presidentally-championed major legislative change, Presidents don’t get to take credit for the economy. It’s dishonest, and you should laugh at them when they try.

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August 7, 2017 at 12:17AM
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The Three Paradoxes Disrupting American Politics

The Three Paradoxes Disrupting American Politics
By Amy Zegart

August 5, 2017 at 11:36AM
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“The antidote to bad information used to be more information. Not anymore. What good is more information if people don’t trust it—or if the traditional methods of sorting the good information from the bad (including the weighty brands of certain news organizations) don’t work anymore? The marketplace of ideas is experiencing market failure. “