I AINT IN IT: The Rhetoric of Domination

Language is important in conveying the ideas and attitudes that shape our worldviews and influence our perspectives. And the specificity of the words we use as language is critical to conveying certain ideas influencing those attitudes. With this understanding, I must take issue with the language of the public dialogue that writes me (and you) […]

Redefining "special interests"

The news in the Times this a.m. was chilling… Europeans have boasted about their social model, with its generous vacations and early retirements, its national health care systems and extensive welfare benefits, contrasting it with the comparative harshness of American capitalism. But all over Europe governments with big budgets, falling tax revenues and aging populations […]