Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: politics

85 bookmarks tagged “politics

Defective Altruism ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org/2022/09/defective-altruism/
<p>Socialism is the most effective altruism. Who needs anything else? The repugnant philosophy of “Effective Altruism” offers nothing to movements for global justice. </p>

We don’t have a hundred biases, we have the wrong model

worksinprogress.co/issue/biases-the-wrong-model/
Behavioral economics has identified dozens of cognitive biases that stop us from acting 'rationally'. But instead of building up a messier and messier picture of human behavior, we need a new model.

Nadia Asparouhova | Shamelessness as a strategy

nadia.xyz/shameless
Personal writing, links, and other things by Nadia Asparouhova.

Blanked verse: the power of erasure poetry

theguardian.com/books/2021/nov/12/blanked-verse-the-power-of-erasure-poetry
Poets have been constructing new work by selectively redacting others’ texts for decades, but Instagram and our political moment have spotlit this startling technique

Boris Johnson Knows Exactly What He’s Doing - The Atlantic

theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/07/boris-johnson-minister-of-chaos/619010/
(Several of Johnson’s advisers agreed to be candid in exchange for anonymity.) In an early phone call with Joe Biden, an aide told me, Johnson said he disliked the phrase special relationship after the president used it. To Johnson it seemed needy and weak.

Is This a Coup? Introducing The Counter - Insight

zeynep.substack.com/p/is-this-a-coup-introducing-the-counter
We didn’t lose these state races because of gerrymandering, or lack of money, or any kind of Republican tampering with the electoral process. Our failure was political, and all the more inexcusable because it took place in a year when the opposing party had failed at governing so badly that it had racked up a body count. And still we couldn’t make the case.

Trump Is Trying to Overturn the Election, but I’m Not Panicking—Yet | The Nation

thenation.com/article/politics/biden-victory-trump-lawsuit/
All the reasons I think the Trump-GOP gambit to deny Biden’s victory will not change the fact that he will become president on January 20.

Inside Foxconn’s empty buildings, empty factories, and empty promises in Wisconsin

theverge.com/21507966/foxconn-empty-factories-wisconsin-jobs-loophole-trump
In 2017, then-Governor Scott Walker and President Trump announced a historic deal with Foxconn to bring manufacturing jobs to Wisconsin. But none of the jobs, buildings, or promises have been fulfilled—and look like they never will. The Verge’s Josh Dzieza investigates two years of what happened behind the scenes at Foxconn in Wisconsin.

Noam Chomsky wants you to vote for Joe Biden and then haunt his dreams - The.Ink

the.ink/p/noam-chomsky-wants-you-to-vote-for
The lion of the left on the pandemic, the election, the word Bernie Sanders needs to stop using, the Harper's letter, the 1619 Project, patriotism, and the greatest social movement in U.S. history