A straight, white male has no legitimate claim to the strong bonds of shared indignation — at least not in San Francisco.
Anyone hoping for a reversal of the spiral of inequality has to answer two questions. First, what policies do you think would do the trick? Second, how would you get the political power to make those policies happen?
I frequently wonder why more people aren’t asking the “big questions.” To me, they seem like the obvious questions to ask.
The difference between the drowning child and the distant child is one of duty versus altruism.
Though imperfect and not without risks, we are better off with philanthropy than without it. Philanthropy is not undemocratic; extreme inequality is undemocratic.
Our generation isn’t positioned to do what past generations accomplished. Our purpose is process. It’s a difficult rallying cry, but that doesn’t detract from its importance.
What is a democracy-loving, power-to-the-people peer progressive to do when the networks work against us?