Monthly Archives: October 2016

Presidential Body Language: A Microsociology

Both major presidential contenders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, cannot miss out on the Alfred Smith dinner, which sells expensive dinners to business people and political leaders to fund Catholic charities “to support the neediest children of the Archdiocese in … Continue reading

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Responding to Left-Criticism of UBI

A criticism of the universal basic income from the left (Roberts 2016). Roberts claims that a UBI does nothing to alter the class power relations in society (technology owners will remain owners), and that the right-wing would support UBI only … Continue reading

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On Priests and Jesters

In the book that launched his career, Simone Polillo (2013) writes of the sociological conflict between so-called conservative and wildcat bankers. The conservative bankers ally themselves with government lawmakers to have strict laws on who is considered creditworthy. Their goal … Continue reading

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Endorsement for Hillary Clinton for the US Presidential Elections

Regular readers of my blog can follow the evolution of my views on the US presidential elections. I have been an ardent Bernie supporter (Liu 2016a), and then opted for abstention (Liu 2016b), then for any choice (Liu 2016c), and … Continue reading

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Brief an den Bundeskanzler

Princeton, New Jersey Oktober, 2016 Sehr geehrter Herr Bundeskanzler Mag. Kern! Ich habe in den letzten fünf Monaten Ihre politischen Kommentare, Interviews und Vorträge mit Begeisterung und Interesse gelesen und angesehen. Ich lebe als Auslandsösterreicher in den USA und studiere … Continue reading

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