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This website is dedicated to discussing the economic and political upheavals that led to the Trump presidency. What can we do?

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Man Holding Assault Weapon
August 22, 2019

Nationalize the Gun Industry

The gun industry produces the most dangerous consumer products made in the U.S. 100% of its products can instantly kill a human being. Many gun products can rapidly kill many humans. Yet, it is one of the most lightly regulated...

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How Progressives can Respond
July 7, 2019

Eight Ways Progressives can Respond to Social Distress

How should we, as individuals, respond to the increasing instability in our country? Our crisis requires a rebirth of the notion of civic duty; every progressive needs to try to become a bit more involved in the messy business of...

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Political Parties are Splitting Up
June 23, 2019

Economic Pressure creating Party Splits in U.S., Britain, France

The social and economic divisions plaguing the U.S., Britain, and France can't be patched up merely by increasing economic growth and reducing unemployment. Unequal economic and political power arrangements embedded in western Capitalism since the 1980s have created a system...

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