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Good Reads for January 2018
Good links for January 2018.
How an academic economist in Northern Virginia fueled the Koch Brothers’ plan to undo democracy
Historian Nancy MacLean brings to the AFL-CIO book talk her account of the way the Koch Bros. anti-democratic project got its intellectual underpinning.
Using Trade to Develop Nations and Protect Workers
What would a good trade pact look like? Some ideas to consider.
So, Let’s Talk Taxes
Why progressive taxation? Some thoughts on what a fairer tax policy will look like.
BIBLE MUSEUM: SCHOLARSHIP OR WEDGE FOR RELIGIOUS RIGHT?
Is it really possible for a museum dedicated to the scripture of a specific religion to be a pure purveyor of scholarship rather than a promoter of that religion’s point of view?
The Mud This Time: Climate, Capitalism and Catastrophe in California, Prefigured
The Los Angeles area in particular, Mike Davis writes, has experienced generations of "market-driven urbanization [that] has transgressed environmental common sense." Mud follows.
Comprehensive Plan Amendment process zigzags to developers' advantage
Last week, the DC Office of Planning (OP) released their first update in months, and unfortunately, it goes completely off-script from the process they laid out, putting those of us who care about housing, economic, and environmental justice in a tough spot.
Update Special Report: Big Developer Money and the DC Comprehensive Plan Revision Process
A Discrete Socialist