“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked.“Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.”(Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises) Donald Trump’s presidency appears to have been a long series …
Jonathan HaidtJune was a month of extraordinary transformation. One big change: Trump's odds of re-election, according to the betting markets. From Trump +2 on June 1, to Biden +23 on June 30. @chrisyeh analyzes the rapid change
We recently sat down with Stiglitz and Dalio to discuss a new inequality-reducing opportunity presented by the massive government intervention aimed at recovering from the COVID-19 crisis.
Jonathan HaidtGreat discussion of “predistribution,” @JosephEStiglitz & @RayDalio at @NoemaMag. Powerful idea: give everyone a bigger stake in the post-covid capitalist economy via something like Norway’s sovereign wealth fund. Increase security, decrease inequality
With the shift to remote working further blurring workplace boundaries, there are now unprecedented opportunities to change the compact between employers and employees.
Jonathan HaidtPost-covid corporate culture will be different. @FollowAlisonT explains how, out of the new reality of radical transparency, a reckoning for workers' rights, and a push for more stakeholder capitalism, a new sort of intangible company is emerging.
Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity
Jonathan HaidtI'm trying to use this month to read widely and see multiple perspectives, before speaking out. A friend recommended the "Seeing White" podcast, from @SceneOnRadio 2017. It has helped me to understand the protests, & arguments I didn't understand before.
A new understanding of how and why early democracy took hold, how modern democracy evolved, and what this teaches us about the future
Jonathan HaidtA key idea for understanding when democracy arises is to look at when leaders need consent and participation in order to govern. Technological advances and development of effective bureaucracy make autocracy easier.
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Political and racial divisions continue polarizing our country, fueling contempt and our addiction to "we-they" thinking. Arthur Brooks offers practical and profound advice for how to counter this culture with compassion, unity and dignity toward...