Daily Archives: January 11, 2012

Injustice and the Persistence of Social Inequality

I am reading Daniel Dorling’s marvelous book ‘Injustice: Why Social Inequality Persists’. He lists five major reasons or attitudes of mind that exacerbate and magnify social inequality, and I list these below with my summary/commentary: Elitism is efficient. Human history … Continue reading

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Friendship in a Time of Terror: Anna Akhmatova and Nadezhda Mandelstam.

Most of us are fortunate not to live in a society or time of terror, of systematic oppression by the state, which of course tests friendships to destruction. I thought this piece by Felix Philipp Ingold in 3 Quarks Daily from the Neue … Continue reading

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