Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tabs, Quieting Down

The tabs, they are a-building once again. Though not so much compared to my most recent listings... maybe I am making progress on staying ahead of it all.

How to fund a Universal Basic Income without increasing taxes or inflation. From Truthout.

The McKibben effect: a case study in how radical environmentalism can work. Dave Roberts writing for Vox.

On American identity, the election, and family members who support Trump. Nicole Chung reflects on the burden of engaging with racism and educating white people, including some of her own family. On Longreads.

The end of walking. In Orwellian fashion, Americans have been stripped of their right to walk, challenging their humanity, freedom, and health. From Aeon.

To understand rising inequality, consider the janitors at two top companies, then and now. Kodak 35 years ago, Apple today. From the New York Times.

The socialist experiment in Jackson, Mississippi. From Oxford American.

Suburban sprawl stole your kids' sleep. Why does school start so early? Blame 1970s planning. From CityLab.

What if everything you knew about disciplining kids was wrong? Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishments just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works. From Mother Jones back in 2015.

The language of white supremacy. Narrow definitions of the term actually help continue the work of the architects of the post-Jim Crow racial hierarchy. By Vann Newkirk for the Atlantic. Realizing that the phrase means just what it says — that whiteness is supreme — has helped me a lot. I don't see how anyone can argue with the fact that our culture is built upon that false assumption. It is not identical to "white supremacist," which is a person who overtly subscribes to the belief in white supremacy. But you don't have to march around supporting it to benefit from it or to feel the effects of how it structures our society.

The puzzle of reparations in an extremely unequal society. By Matt Bruenig, writing for his new, Patreon-funded think tank, the People's Policy Project. Definitely give this one a look — it's something I had never thought of within the whole reparations-for-enslavement conversation. Looking forward to discussion of the problems Matt raises.

That's all for now. See, not so many!

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