Author, The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America
Frank Buckley is a Foundation Professor at Scalia Law School at George Mason University, where he has taught since 1989. Previously he was a visiting Olin Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and he has also taught at McGill Law School, the Sorbonne, and Sciences Po in Paris. He received his B.A. from McGill University and his LL.M. from Harvard University. He is a senior editor of The American Spectator and the author of several books, including The Once and Future King: The Rise […]
LinkedIn Print E-mail Download Issue Had Marx been asked what would happen to America if it ever became economically immobile, we know what his answer would be: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. And also Donald Trump. The anger expressed by the voters in 2016—their support for candidates from far outside the traditional political class—has little parallel in American history. We are accustomed to protest movements on the Left, but the wholesale repudiation of the establishment on the Right is something new. All that was solid has melted into air, and what […]
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The populist surge of 2016 was a long time coming, as data on income inequality demonstrates. The victory of Donald Trump was a seismic shock, completely unanticipated by pollsters, political experts, talking heads on TV, and yes, even academics like me. Suddenly the two major superpowers, the United States and Russia, are led by men deeply sceptical of the existing international system of rules and alliances, who promise a return to some mythical golden past, and who have cleverly exploited people’s insecurities in a rapidly evolving world. Throughout Europe, right-wing populist parties are making plausible bids for power.
In UKIP’s […]
Where to Invade Next (2016)
With humor and wit, Moore leads us on a tour of nations that have lessons to share about how to reduce inequality and provide a dignified life for all. Stops along the way include a chat with Italian factory owners proud of their pro-labor policies and a look at Iceland, where bankers responsible for the 2008 financial crisis actually found themselves sent to the slammer, unlike their peers in the United States.
The Divide (2015)
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Author, The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America
Frank Buckley is a Foundation Professor at Scalia Law School at George Mason University, where he has taught since 1989. Previously he was a visiting Olin Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and he has also taught at McGill Law School, the Sorbonne, and Sciences Po in Paris. He received his B.A. from McGill University and his LL.M. from Harvard University. He is a senior editor of The American Spectator and the author of several books, including The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government […]
I recall writing (back in the 1990s and early 2000s) that one of the great things about the US was our economic mobility. By that, I mean the ability of people to shift on the economic spectrum—to move from being a low-income family to being a high-income family, for example.
But recent studies tell us this is no longer the case .
It means the America I grew up in is changing. And that cuts right into my emotional comfort zone. I guess this should not surprise me because (a) the US is always changing, and (b) the evidence clearly shows […]
Social inequality – ScienceDaily Social inequality refers to relational processes in society that have the effect of limiting or harming a group’s social status, social class, and social circle. Social Inequality – The Huffington Post Social Inequality is traditionally defined as the … Mobility, U.S. Social Mobility, US Social Inequality , US Social Mobility, America Income … America Has Regressed in Income Inequality and Social … Solving America’s Inequality Puzzle Our looming economic problems are compounded by President Obama’s inability to address them. Social inequality and the war against the working class … Social inequality and the war against […]
(Yes, I said almost two weeks ago "in a day or two". I plead excellent fall weather. There’s nothing like making hay while the sun shines.)
Before reading this, you’re going to want to read Dr. Frank Buckley’s excellent piece "Restoring America’s Economic Mobility" on Hilldale College’s Imprimis site. It’s a fast, easy read, and I’ll wait right here for you. Besides, I have a bowl of ice cream to eat.
Elsewhere on this blog I’ve described my parents’ upbringing during the Great Depression . One thing I didn’t mention was their parents and grandparents. I can’t speak to my mother’s […]
In the Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels wrote that â€œthe history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles.â€ Today the story of American politics is the story of class struggles. It wasnâ€™t supposed to be that way. We didnâ€™t think we were divided into different classes. Neither did Marx.
America was an exception to Marxâ€™s theory of social progress. By that theory, societies were supposed to move from feudalism to capitalism to communism. But the America of the 1850s, the most capitalist society around, was not turning communist. Marx had an explanation for that. â€œTrueÂ enough, […]