marciapally has written 205 posts for Marcia Pally

Fighting our Enemies Well

Changing the mindset of polarization and fighting–this blog is worth reading. Click here

The economy’s up: Why many Americans are down

Check out this informative piece on rising income and wealth inequality even as the economy is supposedly booming. Click here

What Climate Change Denial Means for Those Who Deny It

Great reportage–talking to Americans who suffer from the effects of climate change but believe it isn’t happening. Click here

Perception and the Platypus–you ain’t “seen” nothing yet

check this out, on learning to see the world that’s in front of us: click here

Social media as religion – unexamined desire and (mis-in)formation

“Social media is the most prevalent religion of our time. Like other faiths, it forms us.” Check out this blog.   Click here

A Crisis for democracy and a boon for populism

 One danger to democracy: disconnecting democratic procedures from their purposes. We think democracy remains because the surface trappings do, but the essentials may be lost.  Click here

Counterpoint: Conducting Edward Said’s “And Also”

Something smart and new: bringing Ed Said and Daniel Barenboim’s ideas about entwined lines of music to solving pressing economic and political problems. Click here

The Time of Loneliness

Check out this thoughtful blog on our sped-up living and it’s not so “side” effects. Click here        

$2 trillion in tax cuts to the top 1% and other aspects of income inequality

Check out this research (click here) and this chart (click here) to see how middle class incomes rose more than the incomes of the rich before 1980 and how the rich and super-rich now get staggeringly more.

Commonwealth & Covenant book selected by U.N.

Commonwealth and Covenant: Economics, Politics, and Theologies of Relationality, my 2016 book, has been selected by the United Nations program, Education for Justice, “a key component of the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration,” to be distributed in their materials to “educators, academics, policy-makers, parents, students, teacher training institutes, and curriculum developers throughout … Continue reading

Redeeming Populism: The Promise of a Liberal Covenanted Republic

Have a look at my piece on how populism works overall and how it plays out in the US. Click here

How is covenant a basis for public policy?

Have a look at my chapter in Religion and Democracy on making covenant and the common good the guide to economic and political policies. Click here or type into your browser: Religion and Democracy image 

Adam Smith: What he really said about economics

The so-called guru of greed was far more concerned about big business and its capture of government than about big government. Click here

Martin Luther King Jr articles–special Telos edition

check out the new Telos journal on Martin Luther King, featuring top-drawer articles by activists and scholars. Sensational compilation. For an overview, click here.  To purchase a copy, click here.

Top 42 people have same wealth at 3.7 billion at the bottom

82% of the global wealth generated in 2017 went to the most wealthy 1%. Check out the global report, click here    

Marcia Pally

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