Link to an article by Geoffrey Dutton:
“Talking Trash: Recycling Inches Up, But Problems Remain”
Curiously absent from this otherwise excellent discussion of the present-day facts about recycling practices in the USA is why municipalities are expected to submit to a “market” rather than intervening directly in it or circumventing/modifying it (as governments often do). Why shouldn’t municipalities create their own recycling entities and manufacturing facilities to bypass markets, or engage in more far-reaching bans (like banning all materials that are not provably and practically recyclable)? The article simply tacitly accepts that municipal governments should look to private businesses and markets in significant ways as if this is self-evident.
Bonus link: “Recycling Crisis is Capitalist Business as Usual”
Link to an article by Kristina Betinis:
“Chicago Symphony Musicians Strike Defies Aristocratic Principle”
“A right-wing pressure campaign has been launched to press the musicians into accepting what is declared by the ruling elite to be an incontrovertible social fact: that no worker should receive a decent pension. This idea is advanced as though it were self-evident.”
Link to a review of High Flying Bird by Derek Nystrom:
“Thirteen Ways of Looking at ‘High Flying Bird'”
Link to an interview with Robert Pfaller:
“The Ideology of Postmodernism is to Present All Existing Injustice as an Effect of Discrimination”
In this brief interview Pfaller does understate the problem of discrimination, in that even in a situation of complete economic equality, there can be inequalities in terms of access, prestige, or other forms of capital. Still, Pfaller’s analysis is remarkably astute for being so direct and easy to understand!
Bonus links: The Trouble with Diversity and “The Politics of Identity” and “Can We Really Measure Implicit Bias? Maybe Not”
Link to an article by John Steppling:
“Population Bomb or Bomb the Population?”
Bonus links: “Ashley Dawson: Extreme Cities” (Steppling’s article essentially provides the answer to an audience question that Ashley Dawson stumbled with in this video of an otherwise excellent talk) and “Population Explosion”