Success sequence…. Actually, I think Coates’ truth and the Success Sequence thing are both truths. Having been a recalcitrant conservative, what Coates persuades me of is that American blacks are to this day systematically ghettoized. He’d say maybe holistically, I’d say by smaller holdout vestiges…the justice system, the govt broadly, and commerce, in that order of effect. But…. I do think disadvantaged people have a way out that is essentially the Success Sequence. http://www.vox.com/2015/7/24/9027195/haskins-sawhill-norms-marriage IE, get a shitty job at age 18 or 22 and work it 40 hours a week, update your resume with what you do, and start shopping yourself for a better job. The habit of working 8-5 is one that’s rewarded, it’s a big world of commerce out there that needs workers. Are we to expect people to grasp that with the efficacy they need given the aforementioned ghettoization? I dunno, not sure what the proper expectation is. You do have to embrace certain norms to navigate the the job / career thing, this is something that won’t change. I would actually say you can look like a gangsta provided you are of good cheer and diligence. That’s kinda new, a shift.
Whats a recalcitrant conservative to object to here? http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2015/07/hillary-clinton-takes-aim-capital-gains-taxes-rich Dunno. The rates, I guess. I believe in preferential treatment for capital. There’s a bit too much of the economy devoted to short term arbitrage though. This addresses that, also functionally gets rid of carried interest / hedge fund loophole…
Look, it was a noble lie http://www.wsj.com/articles/investigation-sought-into-hillary-clintons-emails-1437714369
Stymied? What is it you think you wanted that you didn’t try to get that you could have? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33646704 From his life before the WH, the President doesn’t seem to have had elaborate thoughts on GC that weren’t boilerplate. IE, he was vaguely in support of whatever the party’s subject matter activists wanted. But he consciously avoided provoking the gun bloc up through his second election, and which included not pursuing a gun law when they could have passed one with Democrat majorities between Jan 2009 and Jan 2011. This is worthless as sentiment, a hindsight humble brag of regret of sorts.
I still don’t think this survives http://www.twincities.com/education/ci_28522319/st-paul-schools-may-adjust-health-plans-avoid http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/22/business/labor-and-employers-join-in-opposition-to-a-health-care-tax.html?_r=0 What’s Hillary’s position going to be?
I agree with this (intuitive or counterintuitive) notion. http://theweek.com/articles/567562/hey-democrats-stop-freaking-about-gig-economy It’s worked for me.