About

This site offers analysis on current political and social issues from a left perspective.  My posts aim to provide:

  • new perspectives on contemporary issues
  • fact-based arguments challenging mainstream “conventional wisdom”
  • context that is omitted from media reports
  • strategies the left can use for effective social action and critiques of ineffective strategies

I aim to inform with ideas based on factual evidence, but welcome the opportunity to learn from others in the process. In the current era of media disinformation, it is essential that people are able to discuss opinions rationally and reasonably, while maintaining a sense of values and passion for improving the world.

 

Adam Weiss has a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science and lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Hello Adam, Thanks for your comment on my Barsky/Chomsky piece some time ago. I have been following your Political Creativity pages with interest, they are very useful. Perhaps you might like to take a look at my new piece on Spain: http://www.zcommunications.org/dan-hancox-on-marinaleda-utopia-by-tapani-lausti

    As you mentioned Parecon in your labor day piece, I can tell you that Hahnel’s book “Economic Justice and Democracy” will be published in Finnish soon and Hahnel will be lecturing in Finland next week. In November I will be going to Helsinki (my old home town) and probably talk about Parecon at a book launch. The book is about ecological and social change and includes an article of mine where I among other things describe Parecon putting it in the context of the current economic crisis.

    Hahnel’s forthcoming book “Of the People, by the People: The case for a participatory economy” will also be translated into Finnish.

    Best wishes, Tapani

    • Adam Weiss Adam Weiss on September 5, 2012 at 6:36 pm said:

      I’m very glad that you have my posts helpful. I just read your piece on Spain and will put my own comments on your blog, but I found it quite interesting. I didn’t know Hahnel had another book coming out. I will definitely check it out. Thanks for your comments!

      • Hi Adam,

        Is there a way to get in touch? I would really like to speak with you about your paper comparing Economic Democracy and Participatory economics. I would also like to enquire about perhaps republishing the work. (My e-mail address was provided in the comment form).

        Cheers,

        R.

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