Government is Not the Problem

Government is Not the Problem

Government that fails to act is the problem. Does our government create more problems than it solves? Famously skeptical of a large federal government and in favor of privatization, President Reagan campaigned on this very message–that “government is the problem” –enacting countless deregulatory measures throughout his presidency to reduce the powers of the federal government. …

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Framing Labor

Framing Labor

What do the Matrix and labor have in common? The corporate state. The Spanish philosopher George Santayana is credited with the statement, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Santayana’s quote has been stated in various ways, but the meaning remains the same: Without knowing the past, or history, we run …

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BLACK LABOR AND AMERICA’S CAPITALIST EXPLOITATION

Black Labor and America’s Capitalist Exploitation

Our system rests on a legacy of exploitation. We can do better. In the midst of Black History Month, it’s a particularly important time to reflect on the historical contributions of Black workers–perhaps more important than ever in the present context of the global pandemic. Indeed, while the pandemic has taught us much about what …

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Fix the Damn Dams: Rethinking Excessive Privatization of Public Infrastructure

Fix the Damn Dams: Rethinking Excessive Privatization of Public Infrastructure

By: Monica Plawecki, SMSBF Staff Writer In the few short months that have passed since a week of heavy rain caused the failure of the Edenville and Sanford Dams, much of the news coverage of the disaster has focused on the finger-pointing that has arisen in the aftermath. On one end, many have been quick …

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