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Restricting access to democracy : at least now the GOP is aligned with what it has always been.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/03/19/us/biden-news-today/in-restricting-early-voting-the-right-se...

And what's also very clear is that the USA is not a functioning democracy anymore. And yes 8t started before Trump, the later only amplified an existing trend : minority ruling against the majority.

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Acting as if one is Already Free: David Graeber’s Political Economy and the Strategic Impasse of the Left

It is here that I think Graeber’s work is most valuable. I want to explore those parts of his thinking critically important to developing a Left that is post-Corbyn, post-Sanders, post-populism in general – but still in the first phase of an epochal pandemic. Particularly in the wake of Joe Biden’s electoral success in the US, in the wake of electoral defeat for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour and selectoral defeat for Bernie Sanders, a new argument about strategy and tactics is beginning to play out in the English-speaking Left. This debate has only just begun to grapple with what capitalism portends in a world of environmental decay. But the questions Graeber foregrounded, most notably on political economy, can provide important signposts. I don’t claim that this is the only reading possible of Graeber’s work. But I do argue that the questions therein, and at least some of his answers, should be more central to the Left.

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President Biden's 17 Executive Orders in Detail https://nyti.ms/3qHWRWb

This is the easy part : restoring some of the worst Trump era bad policies that were implemented but the real work, beside attempting to restore America's broken image and broken record on the worldwide stage, the real work is going to be domestic : how to effectively move away from neoliberal "free market" first dogmatic policies that hurt the majority of the American people and only serve the ultra rich, in short, systemic inequalities, built-in the US system to the point, corporations are effectively above and beyond democracies.

That's where the battle is, if Democracy is still what represents the American ideal, there is a lot of work to do and to catch-up, Europe, with all its flaws and its own kind of degenerative democracy have a decade, at most, before facing similar challenges that the US just barely resisted to. The damage done cannot be undone.





Ricardo

Tonight in #Brussels you can almost hear the sound of relief crawling around the world right now, problems are not gone, but at least we can work now !

Tonight in #Brussels you can almost hear the sound of relief crawling around the world right now, problems are not gone, but at least we can work now !

Biden is now President Elect of the USA

4 years of dark politics

Now the US people have 73 days to evict the Donald from the WH.

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