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How Political Fact-Checkers Distort the Truth | The New Republic
"Glenn Kessler and his ilk aren't sticking to the facts. They're promoting a moderate dogma."
media-studies  media-reform  fact-checking  journalism  ideology 
5 weeks ago by tsuomela
Against Economics | by David Graeber | The New York Review of Books
"Money and Government: The Past and Future of Economics by Robert Skidelsky Yale University Press, 492 pp., $35.00"
book  review  economics  heterodoxy  ideology 
november 2019 by tsuomela
American Taxation, American Slavery, Einhorn
"For all the recent attention to the slaveholding of the founding fathers, we still know remarkably little about the influence of slavery on American politics. American Taxation, American Slavery tackles this problem in a new way. Rather than parsing the ideological pronouncements of charismatic slaveholders, it examines the concrete policy decisions that slaveholders and non-slaveholders made in the critical realm of taxation. The result is surprising—that the enduring power of antigovernment rhetoric in the United States stems from the nation’s history of slavery rather than its history of liberty. We are all familiar with the states’ rights arguments of proslavery politicians who wanted to keep the federal government weak and decentralized. But here Robin Einhorn shows the deep, broad, and continuous influence of slavery on this idea in American politics. From the earliest colonial times right up to the Civil War, slaveholding elites feared strong democratic government as a threat to the institution of slavery. American Taxation, American Slavery shows how their heated battles over taxation, the power to tax, and the distribution of tax burdens were rooted not in debates over personal liberty but rather in the rights of slaveholders to hold human beings as property. Along the way, Einhorn exposes the antidemocratic origins of the popular Jeffersonian rhetoric about weak government by showing that governments were actually more democratic—and stronger—where most people were free. A strikingly original look at the role of slavery in the making of the United States, American Taxation, American Slavery will prove essential to anyone interested in the history of American government and politics."
book  publisher  american-studies  taxes  anti-tax  ideology  slavery 
october 2019 by tsuomela
Why life hacking has fallen out of favor.
"Hacking Life: Systematized Living and Its Discontents By Joseph M. Reagle Jr. The MIT Press. "
book  review  lifehacks  technology  silicon-valley  ideology  privilege  2000s 
june 2019 by tsuomela
Neoliberalism From the Left
"In Leftism Reinvented: Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism, Mudge looks at left parties in advanced capitalist countries over the last century and shows how the experts aligned with those parties pushed them in the direction of spin doctors and markets. In the process, left parties’ ability to represent the interests of their own working-class constituencies was eroded — and ordinary people were shut out of the halls of power."
interview  book  neoliberalism  economics  expertise  socialism  activism  ideology 
august 2018 by tsuomela
A quick rule of thumb is that when someone seems to be acting like a jerk, an economist will defend the behavior as being the essence of morality, but when someone seems to be doing something nice, an economist will raise the bar and argue that he’s not
"A quick rule of thumb is that when someone seems to be acting like a jerk, an economist will defend the behavior as being the essence of morality, but when someone seems to be doing something nice, an economist will raise the bar and argue that he’s not being nice at all."
economics  methods  ideology 
april 2018 by tsuomela
Radical Optimization: On “Desperately Seeking Self-Improvement” - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Desperately Seeking Self-Improvement A Year Inside the Optimization Movement By Carl Cederström, André Spicer Published 11.07.2017 OR Books 368 Pages"
book  review  self-improvement  capitalism  ideology 
march 2018 by tsuomela
How is science like the military? They are politically extreme yet vital to the nation - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science
Very interesting point that the liberalism of the professoriate is in the same cultural context as the conservatism of the military. Does anyone call for greater viewpoint diversity in the military?
academic  discipline  political-science  culture  military  liberal  conservative  diversity  ideology  political-correctness 
january 2018 by tsuomela
Our Cold War World | New Republic
"THE COLD WAR: A WORLD HISTORY by Odd Arne"
book  review  cold-war  history  ideology  legacy  20c 
october 2017 by tsuomela
How bosses are (literally) like dictators - Vox
"Elizabeth Anderson is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women's studies at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk About It (Princeton University Press, 2017)."
book  excerpt  business  government  power  labor  work  freedom  free-markets  markets-uber-alles  ideology  capitalism 
july 2017 by tsuomela
The United States of Work | New Republic
"PRIVATE GOVERNMENT: HOW EMPLOYERS RULE OUR LIVES (AND WHY WE DON’T TALK ABOUT IT) by Elizabeth AndersonPrinceton University Press, 224pp., $27.95 NO MORE WORK: WHY FULL EMPLOYMENT IS A BAD IDEA by James LivingstonThe University of North Carolina Press, 128pp., $24.00"
book  review  labor  work  ideology  capitalism  neoliberalism  business  management  power 
april 2017 by tsuomela
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