Does Democracy Have a Future in America?

Why do things look grim for liberal democracy these days? How can our traditional democratic values fight back? Can we get together on any unimpeachable authority?

Please Help Me, I Don’t Understand Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics deals with the “big” issues of economic policy, but isn’t it all just built on a house of cards? Too abstract to have real meaning?

The New Geopolitics: Class, Capital, Nationalism

Ever since the first nation-states, there has been geopolitics, today competition between “great powers” is complicated by the multinational aspects of capital, confronting new nationalism.

Leftist or Liberal?

Published October 26, 2019 in Warp & Woof Leftist or Liberal? Where Do You Fit? William Sundwick Modern liberalismgoes back a long way. Let’s start with John Locke in the 17thcentury. He came up with the idea that governments exist to serve the needs of the people. Obvious to us now, but directly opposed toContinue reading “Leftist or Liberal?”

I Prefer Not To

Published October 18, 2019 in Warp & Woof “I Prefer Not To” Bartleby and Late Stage Capitalism William Sundwick Herman Melville published his short story “Bartleby the Scrivener — a Tale of Wall Street” in 1853. It has been a staple of high school AP English classes and undergrad American Lit survey courses for atContinue reading “I Prefer Not To”

A Feminist Manifesto (from a Heteronormative Male Who Raised Only Sons)

Published August 22, 2017 in Warp & Woof A Feminist Manifesto (from a Heteronormative Male Who Raised Only Sons) William Sundwick Patriarchy Let’s not trivialize the “elephant in the room.” Patriarchy has been the near universal social structure throughout the Euro-Asian world since the Neolithic revolution of agriculture, perhaps 12,000 years ago. It has beenContinue reading “A Feminist Manifesto (from a Heteronormative Male Who Raised Only Sons)”