It doesn't take an immense amount of insight to see the relevance of Tocqueville's central concern to our situation today. What are the so-called Twitter mobs if not the "tyranny of the majority" at work?
The Democrats want trillions spent on infrastructure for a "Green New Deal." The GOP wants a trillion for roads and bridges. They're likely to find a way to "work together" to spend trillions either way.
A second round of lockdowns will assault an America already suffering from widespread unemployment and a fragile economy. Even worse, round two is likely to last longer than round one, bringing an even larger economic and social toll.
Faced with declining city budgets, harsh future COVID lockdowns, and more riots, many residents and business owners in America's core cities will likely decide the cities aren't worth the trouble anymore.
The good news is that Stephanie Kelton has written a book on MMT that is very readable and will strike many readers as persuasive and clever. The bad news is that Stephanie Kelton has written a book on MMT that is very readable and will strike many readers as persuasive and clever.
The Left continues to attack classical liberalism (although they now call it "neoliberalism") precisely because it's the liberal ideology that continues to provide the most consistent opposition to the leftist program. If liberalism had failed, the Left wouldn't still be attacking it.