Young Progressive Voices

Young Progressive Voices

A new generation of progressive thought. Another generation of liberal politics.
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Vote with your wallet when it comes to stores — where you shop matters.

h/t Occupy Democrats

The “corporatization of America” during the past century has been an attack on democracy — and on markets, part of the shift from something resembling “capitalism” to the highly administrated markets of the modern state/corporate era. A current variant is called “minimizing the state,” that is, transferring decision-making power from the public arena to somewhere else: “to the people,” in the rhetoric of power; to private tyrannies, in the real world.
Noam Chomsky, Profit Over People: Neoliberalism And Global Order (1997)
All but 3 of America’s 185 wealthiest families are white.
Nixon’s moves were among several factors that led to a huge increase in unregulated financial capital and a radical shift in its use, from long-term investment and trade to speculation. The effect has been to undermine national economic planning as governments are compelled to preserve market “credibility,” driving any economies “toward a low-growth, high-unemployment equilibrium,” Cambridge economist John Eatwell comments, with stagnating or declining real wages, increasing poverty and inequality, and booming markets and profits for the few.
Noam Chomsky, Profit Over People: Neoliberalism And Global Order (1997)

Also proof the Supreme Court votes based on politics, not law.

h/t Tracy Knauss


By far the stupidest criticism of the new Thor is ‘no where in Norse mythology is Thor a woman, stop messing with mythology.’

Right, because Norse mythology is just fucking filled with stories about Thor hanging out with Iron Man and Captain America at the Avengers Tower.

(via cognitivedissonance)

Public attitudes remain stubbornly social democratic in important respects, as they did through the Reagan years, contrary to a good deal of mythology. But we should also note that these attitudes fall far short of the ideas that animated the democratic revolutions. Working people of nineteenth century North America did not plead with their rulers to be more benevolent. Rather, they denied their right to rule. ‘Those who work in the mills should own them,’ the labor press demanded.
Noam Chomsky, Profit Over People: Neoliberalism And Global Order (1999)