"Leading with housing status for homeless people is a common trope in the news reporting business and one in urgent need of re-examining. In many cases, it is used as a rhetorical device to depict people experiencing homelessness as a threat to public safety, a common right-wing canard used to justify virulently anti-homeless policies and harsh policing of people perceived to be poor."
(If this sounds like an episode of Citations Needed, it is written by Adam Johnson)
"We need to create more touch points for people to be able to do “work”, but we can’t think of work in our current narrow 9:00 to 5:00, punch in punch out sense. We have to broaden it to include things that both people can do, and want to do, and also things that we need much more of. To me, the real misconception is that giving people a measure of economic freedom will somehow discourage them from working. It will actually make them much free, more able to pursue the work that they really want to do."
Anthony Burns (31 May 1834 – 17 July 1862) was a fugitive slave whose recapturing, extradition, and court case led to wide-scale public outcries of injustice, and ultimately, increased opposition to slavery by Northerners.
Just learned about August Willich who once challenged Marx to a duel (apparently because he thought Marx was too conservative to be a leader of international communism) before traveling to America to fight as a Union general in the civil war.
I started reading about his disagreements with Marx, but got bored.
If someone were to make a movie about neoliberalism, there would need to be a starring role for the character of Paul Volcker. As chair of the Federal Reserve from 1979 to 1987, Volcker was the most powerful central banker in the world. These were the years when the industrial workers’ movement was defeated in the United States and the United Kingdom, and third-world debt crises exploded. Both of these owe something to Volcker