Friday, July 18, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Why You Should Not Move to Scandinavia. A Re-Post.

I put this one up again because it was popular.  It's a meditation on such questions as what makes countries good places to live in or not.  But it doesn't really address the question why some countries fail, why some governments are nothing but beehives of corruption and why some countries really have no functioning governments at all.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Who's Winning The Class Wars?

Keep in mind that the US doesn't even mention the term "class."  But social classes still exist, and something like a class war is an ongoing project.  As long as the top classes are safely winning we don't hear it called "war," by the way.  Just the way things are.

But the recent increases in wealth and income inequality have made the class wars more visible.  I write about the language of the right in this post from last fall

And this is what has been happening about income inequality more recently:  Even the Democrats can't agree whether it's good to talk about it or not.  Probably because politics runs on donations and richer people can donate more. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Research Monday 1: I Feel Bitchy, Oh, So Bitchy

There will be five research Mondays this summer.  They will look back on my recent writings in this area.

I wrote four posts in November 2013 on a study about women's aggression.  The series (post 1, post 2, post 3 and post 4) is still worth reading, because it highlights several of the reasons why I write so much about iffy research and its iffier popularizations.  And also about the politicization of even good research within the field of gender research.  And one more post on all this.