The sources of our divisions today are different and more complex than in 1867, but addressing local issues locally and national issues nationally is still the best idea we’ve had about how to deal with them.
Professor Zhang Weiwei has a consistent record of parroting the Chinese Communist Party’s official propaganda line to foreigners who should know better.
Much has been made about the rise of populism. But opinions on populism often ignore a basic question: who is “the people”? As a governing agent, it does not actually exist.
Professor Zhang Weiwei is an intelligent, scholarly, thoughtful, and soft-spoken spokesman for China. He’s also wrong about the West and too eager to promote CCP propaganda.
What is the meaning of life? Whatever it is, curiosity and persistence are key to finding it.
It is not certain that using non-traditional monetary tools to promote greater social equity are the most cost-effective ways to address inequalities in society.
Economic and fiscal outlooks always look better down the road until they don’t. Nobody expected inflation to rise as quickly as it did.
The law is often an insufficiently surgical instrument to remedy social ills. The human connection, often in the form of small gestures, is far superior.
As seemingly sweet as the rhetoric is, the call for unity either within parties or between parties, or even in the public sphere, should make us uncomfortable.
Personal responsibility is not just an old-fashioned idea, and it is a mistake to believe we cannot shape our society and our future.