Democracy

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Capitalism and Democracy: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Capitalism and Democracy:  Can This Marriage Be Saved? It’s an odd-couple, with deeply conflicting social values.  Though they have been living together for many centuries, the strains are increasing; their relationship may now be in jeopardy.


How to Nurture a Democracy

A democratic political system can survive only if it is embedded in a society that allows it to thrive.  Rather like the three essentials for nurturing healthy plants (good soil, adequate water and sunlight), there are at least three nurturing elements that a society must provide, in order for democracy to prosper -- beyond the foundation of a healthy economy.  These elements are (1) the rule of law, (2) elections that are perceived as fair (and where the outcomes are respected), and (3) a political discourse that honors veracity and condemns lying and liars. 


When you say you are “anti-liberal,” what do you actually mean?

When you say you are “anti-liberal,” what do you actually mean? 


Trumpty Dumpty

Trumpty Dumpty - If the past is a guide, a look ahead to America after Trump is troubling.


The Media and Trump: More is Less

By now the media should know what many citizens have well learned: Donald Trump is a dangerous, supremely ignorant embarrassment.  The media’s continuing preoccupation with reporting Trump’s daily idiocies is in itself dangerous and unnecessary.