It’s Time for Strong Government Intervention in the Economy

This short piece in the MIT Technology Review is a very good read, worthwhile for anyone wondering how we’re going to solve our most pressing social and environmental issues.

I support strong government involvement (via targeted funding) in directing the economy towards solving our most serious problems, including climate change, the broader problem of transitioning to cleaner energy, improving our education system, reducing wealth inequality, and reducing violence. This article covers this topic, its potential and its historical pitfalls, well.

Alan Lipman on Donald Trump’s Narcissism

The narcissism of Donald Trump’s candidacy


Professor Alan¬†Lipman writes in CNN about Trump’s severe narcissism and the danger it poses to our nation. I’ve been using the term narcissism since Trump got into the race, and pointing people to the diagnostic inventory¬†and test for narcissistic personality disorder. His disorder is so blatant. I’m happy to see an expert come to the same conclusion.

So many public people have commented on Trump’s extreme narcissism and the severe danger he’d pose if given any political power. Lipman lays out what I see as a compelling case against supporting Trump in anything. I wish more people were open to seeing him as he is.