Category: Economics & Empire

Ten Theses on Our Populist Moment

[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] Tomorrow, with the California Democratic primary, the populist developments that so many have observed in this electoral cycle will definitively change. Either Sanders will prevail strongly over Secretary Cli...

Thoughts on Localism and Resilience

[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak to the “Resilience Group,” an informal gathering of environmentalists, activists, and interested others that meet regularly at the home of Wes Jackson, in...

The Philanthropic Revolution

West Chester, PA [Editor’s Note: Late last month, American Philanthropic hosted a launch party for Jeremy Beer’s new book The Philanthropic Revolution. Jeremy is one of the founders of FPR, and remains one of our great friends a...

Wichita and the Dilemma of Mid-Sized Cities

[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] There’s been some depressing news here in Wichita, Kansas, of late. Not the sort of depressing news that one might typically fear to hear when one speaks about city life: gang violence, police corruptio...

Just Another Naked King

What hath Athens to do with Main Street?  Why should an economic crisis in a small European nation shake up the world?  And can this possibly add up to freedom? If despite all you know about globalization such questions still simmer, it may...

The Incredible Industrial Egg

The local library’s inventory reduction sale had progressed over several weeks from a buck a book and a dollar a DVD, to two dollars a flat, and finally to a free for all. There in the dregs was an egg. The PBS emblem was enough to pique my...