Can We “Afford” a Better Society? Yes, We Can!

By John Weeks

Our society faces many problems that require action by our government.  As much as we might wish to address climate change and reduce inequality, are the public finances able to fund achievement of these laudable goals? As I show in my new book, The Debt Delusion, … Read More

Against The New Anti-Democrats

A new breed of anti-democrats are on the rise – and they’re not sporting swastika tattoos this time.

You’ll find these 21st-century anti-democrats lounging in professorial chairs, clinking glasses at intellectual soirées and delivering their opinions on the faults of the masses straight into camera on primetime.

Bolstered by recent … Read More

Whose conspiracy theory is true?

Calling something a ‘conspiracy theory’ is a way to dismiss it as untrue. The term immediately calls to mind tin foil hats and UFOs. 

But this is unfair—history is full of examples of outlandish conspiracies that turned out to be real. Take the famous Zinoviev Letter. In 1924, four days … Read More