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Economix explains Social Security. Economix explains the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Economix explains Net Neutrality. Economix explains Obamacare. What is Economix? Delightfully presented, powerful, insightful, and important information. Goodwin has a knack for distilling complex ideas and events in ways that invite the reader to follow the big picture without losing track of what actually happened.
Any reader wondering how our economy got to where it is today will find this a refreshing overview. More praise for Economix. Okay, so I let this website languish for a while. I was busy with various things, one of which was a brand-spanking-new epilogue for a new German edition. The illustrations are by Dan E. Burr, and the lettering is by Debra Freiberg. By Mike on September 6, By Mike on January 23, Today, our subject is the best Republican plan to replace Obamacare.
This is kinda true. That was changed, and people— not just Sanders supporters —were upset at the time. And it clearly benefited Clinton, who had the big-money donors locked up from the start. Even in the most ridiculous of dream worlds, Sanders could not have possibly won the nomination after May 3—at that point, he needed more pledged delegates, but there were only available in the remaining contests.
And political pros could tell by the delegate math that the race was over on April 19, since a victory would require him to win almost every single delegate after that, something no rational person could believe. Sanders voters proclaimed that superdelegates, elected officials and party regulars who controlled thousands of votes, could flip their support and instead vote for the candidate with the fewest votes.
In other words, they wanted the party to overthrow the will of the majority of voters. That Sanders fans were wishing for an establishment overthrow of the electorate more common in banana republics or dictatorships is obscene. One side note: Sanders supporters also made a big deal out of the fact that many of the superdelegates had expressed support for Clinton early in the campaign.
They did the same thing in , then switched to Obama when he won the most pledged delegates. Same thing would have happened with Sanders if he had persuaded more people to vote for him. This is important because it shows Sanders supporters were tricked into believing a false narrative. Certainly, Sanders had an uphill battle from the beginning. So I went and checked. So Eichenwald sounds correct. Sanders supporters also made a big deal out of the fact that many of the superdelegates had expressed support for Clinton early in the campaign.
Either Sanders only needed to win the most pledged delegates, and then the superdelegates would have rubber-stamped the decision of the people,. Or Sanders needed to also win a whole lot more pledged delegates in order to overcome a bloc of superdelegates who were going to vote for Clinton no matter what.
The DNC did something incredibly inappropriate here. There was a reason Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned, after all. And remember: Clinton immediately welcomed her onto her campaign, in a smug, inept fuck-you to everyone except the Democratic elite.
Eichenwald chooses not to mention this colossal own goal. That reporter? Eichenwald himself, after the primary was over. Death threats. Vile, misogynistic names screamed at women.
Menacing, anonymous phone calls to homes and offices. Public officials whisked offstage by security agents frightened of the growing mob. None of this has any place in a political campaign. And the candidate who has been tolerating this obscene behavior among his supporters is showing himself to be unfit for office.
So, Senator Sanders, either get control of what is becoming your increasingly unhinged cult or get out of the race. Whatever respect sane liberals had for you is rapidly dwindling, and the damage being inflicted on your reputation may be unfixable. Sanders has increasingly signaled that he is in this race for Sanders, and day after day shows himself to be a whining crybaby with little interest in a broader movement. Signs are emerging that the Sanders campaign is transmogrifying into the type of movement through which tyrants are born.
And that reporter? Yup, Eichenwald himself , in a piece telling Sanders to get out of the race. Then, the liberal wing of the Democratic Party won with the nomination of George McGovern and a large segment of the usual party supporters proclaimed they would vote for Richard Nixon instead.
And look how well that turned out. Because she was the serious, grown-up choice, you see. They lined up behind a flawed, uninspiring, insider candidate in a year when the voters—not just some precious lefties, but everyone—clearly demanded something else. Economix is a graphic novel by Michael Goodwin, illustrated by Dan E. Burr, that explains the economy. More than a cartoon version of a textbook, Economix gives the whole story of the economy, from the rise of capitalism to Occupy Wall Street.
Economix is published by Abrams Comic Arts. The Epilogue. New comic! The Republican plan to replace Obamacare, in comics! Kurt Eichenwald Is Peddling Myths. Buy the book:. Home By Ian Check Out:.
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Economix: How and Why Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work), in Words and Pictures
Interesting viewpoint on the development of economic theories presented in the context of the history of the world. Explains what theories did good and what did less than good, how ideas were Economics - a human invention more powerful than the nuclear bomb and about as popular, but less understood. Burr is a comic about
Economix explains Social Security. Economix explains the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Economix explains Net Neutrality. Economix explains Obamacare. What is Economix?
I remember the first time I read a comic book whose purpose was to teach and entertain. It was in the seventh grade, it was about the Civil War, and it was as boring and bland as any history book I'd ever encountered. There were a few comic books that were a bit more entertaining, such as versions of classics like War of the Worlds and The Invisible Man, but those were rare and usually frowned upon by the librarian or teacher. Anyone else remember those in comic book form? It would be almost three decades later before I'd discover that given the right artist, writer, and subject matter, comics could indeed be useful for making complex topics more enjoyable, and easier to understand. If you're familiar with the Manga Guides from No Starch, you should definitely check them out! And I have to admit that I let my statistics skills slip since college, so the Manga Guide to Statistics was pretty slick!