In this post I offer some thoughts on the challenges and dilemmas public intellectuals and activists face in trying to be good Multi-Polaristas. This post is intended more in the way of personal reflections, rather than as rigorous analysis. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, we have been living in a uni-polar … Continue reading To live outside the law you must be honest: Reflections on how to be a good multi-polarista.
Author: Citizen Rat
Ohio’s SB 83 and the Pall of Orthodoxies
The latest salvo in the right's war of position has been fired in the State of Ohio in the form of SB 83. It is a no good, horrible, terrible, awful bill. It's passage will effectively make academic freedom and due process a dead letter in Ohio's State Universities.
Ukraine and Marking Beliefs to Reality
The counter offensives by Ukraine in the Kherson region in the South and now in the Kharkiv-Izyum area have been expected for some time. While the southern operation might reasonably be said to be a failure (at least at this point) the counter offensive in the North has been relatively successful. In my previous posts … Continue reading Ukraine and Marking Beliefs to Reality
Evolutionary Social Theory and Political Economy. (Routledge: March 2023).
At long last I have finished my book Evolutionary Social Theory and Political Economy. Here is a pdf of the Introduction: EST and PE Introduction Poirot. The book has been submitted and accepted for publication by Routledge and will be published in the Economics as Social Theory series. It has officially passed the copy-editing stage … Continue reading Evolutionary Social Theory and Political Economy. (Routledge: March 2023).
The Test of Propaganda: Ukraine Conflict
I normally like to post longer pieces when I have the time to fully document the basis for my arguments. Since I'm in the final stages of my book, today's post will be a little different. What I address today is the uses of Propaganda. Most people associate Propaganda with disinformation and misinformation, though even … Continue reading The Test of Propaganda: Ukraine Conflict
On Ukraine and the Full Fukuyama
It is difficult to read any standard news source in the U.S. or Britain these days and not be struck by the way in which the current war in Ukraine is portrayed as a war between the forces of light (Liberal Democracy) and the forces of darkness (Autocracy). Sometimes these moral issues appear trivialized, such … Continue reading On Ukraine and the Full Fukuyama
On Madmen, Russia and Ukraine
This entry provides a longer analysis and documentation of points I will make in a public forum sponsored by Shawnee State University on the conflict in Ukraine on 3-16-22. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is clearly a violation of international law, has destabilized the international order and resulted in a humanitarian catastrophe. Moreover, rather than … Continue reading On Madmen, Russia and Ukraine
The long run of Janos Kornai
Economics is not exactly the sort of profession that generally leads to enduring fame and glamor. The passing of an economist into the long run, even of "famous" ones is usually only remarked upon by academics or the financial press. The death of Janos Kornai is no exception. I had not heard of Kornai's passing … Continue reading The long run of Janos Kornai
A short critique of Kant
This is an excerpt from a draft chapter of my book Evolutionary Social Theory. This is still in progress but is getting closer to completion. This is not intended as a comprehensive critique of Kant-that would take volumes. This is an except from Part I, which traces the origins of Evolutionary Social Theory to the … Continue reading A short critique of Kant
Those who fail to study of History of Economic thought…
are apparently doomed to repeat old theories as new. I typically save entries on this blog for times when I am able to write an in depth, longer analysis of some issue that has piqued my interest. This entry however will be relatively concise because I see the issues as being rather simple. An article … Continue reading Those who fail to study of History of Economic thought…