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Facebook and False Consciousness

The idea that social classes are intentional constructions built and reinforced for strategic purposes is appealing because no other idea of social class makes much sense to me. 

Political Labels, Political Identity, and Bias

People tend to see their ideological affiliation as constitutive of their identity in a way their opinion about, say, the ontology of mental illness isn't. 

Truth and Fiction in Mad Men

I agree in a broad sense that Weiner owes it to both his audience and his art to be true to what he discovers about the history of the era he's chosen to depict.

Is Marxism "Realistic"?

I'd be happy to make a bet with real money that Marx was just plain wrong about immiseration, and will continue to be proved wrong.

Taxes and Justice: It is Your money

It's just willful silliness to argue that questions about how much of "our money" the government can take is logically incoherent. 

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