/Tag: Advocacy
9 11, 2018

Lady Gaga and Moral Reasoning

By |2019-03-27T20:46:04+00:00November 9th, 2018|Justice, Practice, Theory|0 Comments

Lady Gaga rightly encourages us to respect and accept all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. But at this juncture Lady Gaga's thinking become problematic. Respecting and accepting all people doesn’t automatically also mean that we should accept and affirm all the behaviours of all people.

14 07, 2018

Capsule Introduction to Capitalism and Socialism

By |2019-03-28T02:13:28+00:00July 14th, 2018|Practice, Theory|0 Comments

Socialism arose historically as a response to capitalism. Its point of departure is the contention that capital is a social product—the fruit of countless hours/days/years of labor expended by hundreds of millions of people—and therefore that it should be under social control, i.e., under the control of the whole society

20 05, 2016

Iceland as a Model for Popular Mobilization in a Post-2008 World

By |2019-03-30T06:01:09+00:00May 20th, 2016|Practice|2 Comments

The connection between political corruption and popular mobilization against a small cadre of rulers is a tale as old as the concept of government itself. From the French Revolution of 1789 to the age of extremist politics in the 1920s and 30s, this relationship rears its head in frequently dramatic fashions that reorient the relationships among the power dynamics within these societies.