Ep. 129: Reformist or Non-Reformist?
This week we're talking about a framework for evaluating proposals for political change within a framework of reactionary, reformist, non-reformist, and revolutionary. When capitalism is immiserating the poor, how should we describe evergreen suggestion that the solution is investment in education? When capitalism fills the planet's oceans with plastic, how should we describe the proposal to write embarrassing text on plastic bags?
Local child pays off lunch debts: https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/447728-9-year-old-boy-pays-off-entire-third-grade-classs-school-lunch
Avoid harassment claims with one weird trick--discrimination: https://www.businessinsider.com/sheryl-sandberg-60-of-male-managers-unreasonably-avoid-women-2019-5
Housing too expensive? Live in a Van: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/yvxj9w/living-out-of-your-car-is-the-new-american-dream