We hear it all the time from those who slavishly and unconscionably parrot the corporate line: raising the minimum wage is a job-killer. While that rhetoric may serve the insatiable business appetite for greater and greater profits at the expense of vulnerable workers, it simply isn’t true. While I have written several posts recently on . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: More On The Struggle Of Minimum Wage Workers
I believe the sterotype is that as we get older, our views become more entrenched and conservative. In my own life, I have found the opposite to be true.
When I was young, I was certainly to the right of centre in my social views. I was a supporter of capital punishment, and felt severe . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Legalization Of Marijuana – The Need For A Vigorous Debate
Unless, of course, that freedom is used to criticize Israel. Recommend this Post
Despite the fact that it was fraught with a marking load I would not wish on anyone, my career as an English teacher offered many satisfactions, not the least of which was the opportunity to explore issues that are increasingly considered off-limits in the classroom: contemporary politics, the use and abuse of language for . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Noam Chomsky Reflects on Contemporary Education