Survival, community, and freedom: An accelerationist manifesto for conservative civic socialism

The left and its project of equality can seem to have two enemies: the centrist project of liberty and the right-wing project of community. All these moral positions also seem to miss the realist emphasis on survival. But I think there is a way of having our cake and eating it — building a left-wing … Continue reading Survival, community, and freedom: An accelerationist manifesto for conservative civic socialism

Is capitalism a force for social good or evil?

A legacy essay from 2017. While the ends towards which capitalism tends are generally forces for social good, the means by which capitalism achieves these ends tend to be more of a mixed bag of social goods and evils. On balance, therefore, capitalism has the potential to be a social good while also having the … Continue reading Is capitalism a force for social good or evil?