Pharmakon V: Culture Wars—Trickle-Down Economics vs. Trickle-Down Morality

(Nathan Klima)

“Without this circumspection, advocacy appears heavy-handed, tone-deaf, mistimed, and ultimately self-defeating, to the detriment of the downtrodden.”

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Pharmakon IV: Secret Family Recipe


“Due to the repetitive observations made by most in their daily routines in a country with little socioeconomic mixing, there is poor visibility into how the lives of those in other classes transpire.”

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Pharmakon III: Parable of the Talents

(Republican file photo by Michael S. Gordon)

“Even more disturbingly, the odds of a state governor’s child eventually holding the same title is 1 in 51; 1 in 47 for Senators; 1 in 13 for Presidents; and 1 in 9 for billionaires.”

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On Tucker Carlson and Sycophants

“Regardless of whether President Trump succeeds in his bid for re-election to the White House, those who think and speak like Carlson will likely suffer no retribution for throwing red meat to his base.”

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Pharmakon II: Sold to the Corporate Libertarian

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“Indeed, economist Thomas Piketty observes that the United States presents for the first time in history a society headed towards extreme inequality, driven not by hyper-patrimony (inherited wealth) but hyper-meritocracy…”

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Pharmakon I: Post-Mortem

(Richard Drew/AP)

“The country is no longer predominantly rural but urban, and the frontier mindset has been largely superseded by a cosmopolitan one.”

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