As with anything economic, the common narrative is backward and benefits corporations and the 1%

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If we lose this debate right now, for the next several decades, they’re going to use this pandemic, and fuel the narrative that what caused the inflation of the pandemic was the spending on poor children. — Economist Fadhel Kaboub

Turn on the TV, open the newspaper, or check a…

After completely deleting two drafts, I’m taking a different approach.

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The third time’s the charm. I’m realizing that writing about myself is significantly harder than I thought. Well, writing about myself is relatively easy but making it worth reading seems to be an insurmountable challenge for me at the moment.

The first two drafts were dreadful. Here’s a quick synopsis…

After fifty years of forced unfettered capitalism — influenced by Milton Friedman himself — Chile is finally writing a new constitution

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Shockingly few people on this planet know what America did to Chile in the early seventies — especially not Americans. That series of events showed the grotesque nature of the Monroe Doctrine, the American empire, and neocolonialism. …

He saw the rise of Hitler in Germany firsthand and knew it was coming stateside decades before Trump showed up

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America was founded on an imagined moral superiority and purity. The fact that dominance of others came, and still comes, from unrestrained acts of violence is washed out of the national narrative. The steadfast failure to face the truth, Baldwin warned, perpetuates a kind of collective psychosis. Unable to face…

I knew the FDR comparisons were ridiculous and had low expectations, but I’m still surprised how bad it’s been

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Early in my Medium career, I threw together a piece on Biden’s 100th day in office. Looking back on it now, it wasn’t too bad. Although I’ve never been a fan, I was decently fair, not overly negative, and even slightly optimistic.

Believe it or not, politically, things happened in…

There’s a reason every modern Robber Baron is trying to wash their image with a “charitable fund”

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“There is no denying that today’s elite may be among the more socially concerned elites in history. But it is also, by the cold logic of numbers, among the more predatory in history.” — Anand Giridharadas

They’re everywhere you turn: the Bezos Family Foundation, the Gates Foundation, The Chan Zuckerberg’s…

An anti-listicle from well over 2,555 days living outside of America

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“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I attempted to write a nice list with seven profound and life-changing lessons that living abroad has taught me. I gave it the ‘ol college try and…

Build Back Better is dead, the Biden presidency is over, Harris is deeply unpopular, and massive losses in ’22 and ’24 are looming

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“The problems we face did not come down from the heavens. They are made, they are made by bad human decisions, and good human decisions can change them.” — Senator Bernie Sanders

With Manchin officially doing what many knew he was going to do, namely knife Biden’s presidency and the…

Mitchell Peterson

Anthony Bourdain super-fan on my eighth year outside of the US, currently in Prague reading, writing, and teaching. Instagram: @mitchellglenn

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