Noah Berlatsky writes about the political economy for the Editorial Board. He lives in Chicago. Find him @nberlat.
It doesn’t protect us from real threats. It gives us permission to imagine ourselves shooting faceless villains out of the sky like Tom Cruise.
Another health, economic and political disaster in the making.
It’s about preserving a social order in which the poor have few options except humiliating themselves for a few bones thrown at them.
Unless it’s a way of saying the other side is terrible.
Wealthy athletes and entertainers are seen to have usurped power and privilege rightly belonging to capitalists who don’t actually work.
We’re as free to speak as billionaires like Elon Musk want us to be.
We could avoid the trauma and ruin of criminalization, and spend the savings on making a kinder and more equitable country.
The Democrats consider changing who votes first.
My editor is wrong. It’s worse than that.