|what's wrong with the world as it is|
by possibly noteworthy at 6:30 am EST, Jan 27, 2016
We have to understand what's wrong with the world as it is, because only then can we envision the world we want to create, and think about how to get there.
Our current sprawling megapolis of prisons was a bipartisan achievement. Obamacare was not. Sometimes the moral course lies within the politically possible, and sometimes the moral course lies outside of the politically possible.
Our democratic institutions were not designed for dealing with situations of interdependence. The current crisis of democracy is a crisis of democratic institutions.