Nathan Locke

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Capitalism vs The Robots

“It’s not politicians that can solve problems. They have no technical capabilities. They don’t know how to solve problems. Even if they were sincere they don’t know how to solve problems. It’s the technicians that produce the desalination plants. It’s the technicians that give you electricity, that give you motor vehicles, that heat your house …

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Peace Is Not the Result of Violent Repression

An entire lifetime ago, Martin Luther King Jr said that “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” This is self-evident: lack of justice creates upheaval, destroying peace; and when there is a lack of peace, injustice is bound to arise. As anger about police brutality has boiled …

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Old Narratives Die Hard

Opponents of Bernie Sanders’ progressive proposals warn us, “Even if you raised taxes to 100% and drained every single dollar in the United States, that still wouldn’t be enough to pay for Bernie’s programs.” We admit it: this is true. Nathan Locke explains why that’s never been the point.

COVID-19 Proves Our Point

Now that the government is dishing out money over a healthcare crisis, the “ounce of prevention” that Medicare For All would provide is looking better and better than the “pound of cure” we’re currently employing. In fact, Nathan Locke notes that a Progressive system would ameliorate a gigantic portion of many other problems we’re having as well.

Are Democrats Over?

Until the election of 1852, everybody understood that only a Whig or a Democrat could be elected. The Whigs, however, were unable to find consensus on the issue of slavery; and their house, divided against itself, could not stand. A similar thing is happening now with the Democrats around the issue of oligarchy – and it might spell the end of the party.

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