Tip 32 What Motivates Losers?  Why Do They Risk So Much?

Republicans fear by sticking to conventional political rules, they’ll lose even more.  Economically, they’ve already lost much.  According to Levitsky and Ziblatt, authors of Why Democracies Die, this sort of “do or die” strategy is a threat to democratic stability. How so?  Economics provides the underlying clue.  Their congressional voting districts, rural and ex-urban, are […]

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Tip 31: Naming Winners and Losers in the Economic-Culture Wars

The Great Recession defined a tipping point, politically and economically.  Brookings notes that between 2008 and 2018, the economic performance of congressional districts labeled “Blue” diverged at a breathtaking pace from those labeled “Red,” given America’s fast-paced “winner-take-most” society. Intuitively, one expects economic scarcity to drive working-class voters in the direction of social and economic […]

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TIP 30: If You’re Not Laissez-Faire Capitalist, You’ve GOT TO BE Socialist! July 30, 2019

Really?  Only one or the other?  Just TWO choices, both extreme? Yup.  Extreme ideologues on either side agree; there’s no middle.  Just laissez-faire on one far-side and Karl Marx-style socialism on the other. To the contrary, at www.capitalismincrisis.org we spell out clearly how a vital middle is hiding in plain sight.  It’s a middle just […]

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TIP 28: America The “Pretty Good”, July 7, 2019

American Exceptionalism.  That’s the head-in-the-sand term used by Trump Republicans to justify Independence Day intransigence.  We’re an exceptional country they claim, because of their values; their stuff.  Because they say, America honors free markets and laissez-faire social policy. Granted, our nation has been exceptional in many important ways.  But where are we now?  Has their […]

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Tip 23: Who’s Scared of Socialism? (April 8, 2018)

Who’s afraid? As Republican President Richard Nixon observed almost five decades ago, we’re all socialists now, essentially. See Tip 22.   If you haven’t checked out a primo short on how socialism works, take a look at People in Denmark Are Much Happier Than People in the United States. Here’s Why. Indeed, U.S. socialism may also be called American corporate […]

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Tip 21: Socialism—Why are Conservatives so Afraid? March 18, 2019

Check out the short video (link below) describing life in socialist Denmark where people report happier lives (#2 worldwide) than the United States (#15 worldwide). Some American ultra-conservatives abhor socialism, even socialism so bland as when voters agree to tax themselves to educate someone else’s kids. So ask yourself: why do American conservatives run scared […]

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