The Market Socialist

Musings on American politics

Queer market socialist here. Will occasionally add blogs when I can regarding my ever evolving thoughts on political economy, and maybe some social issues too. Enjoy!

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With marijuana laws changing at a breakneck pace in the US at the state level, whether it be full recreational use (indeed as I write this, New Mexico just legalized it) or at the very least decriminalization, it’s a good time to revisit our national drug policy. Drugs are not an easy thing to dealContinue reading “Drugs”

Give parents a choice, but also destroy gender roles

In response to critiques against child allowances, mostly due to the newly expanded child tax credit under Biden, Elizabeth Bruenig wrote a piece about allowances, specifically around notions from the critics that it supposedly both reduces employment and reinforces the traditional gender role of stay-at-home mothers. While there are controversies around the particular people sheContinue reading “Give parents a choice, but also destroy gender roles”

Targeting within universalism

This is actually the name of a study (free PDF download) released last year that I recently finished reading (of course, these are the things I apparently do on Friday evenings). I talk plenty about universalism as it relates to the welfare state and staunchly favor it as a worthy socialist goal. However, this conceptContinue reading “Targeting within universalism”

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