Marshall Ganz on Making Social Movements Matter
BILL MOYERS: We need a new story?
MARSHALL GANZ: We need a new story. But it's also a new way of describing our economic challenges and our political challenges that emphasizes not this idea of what each individual competes with, each other individual as the answer, but the ways in which we cooperate and collaborate with one another as the answer.
You know, Albert Hirschman, the development economist wrote this book a number of years ago, I'm sure you know about it, “Exit, Voice, and Loyalty.” And sort of the idea was, okay, so you got an institution. And it's screwing up. And so one way to fix it is to exercise voice. The other way is you can exit. The market solutions are all exit solutions.
BILL MOYERS: Explain that to me.
MARSHALL GANZ: Well, so you don't like the way the schools work, exit, make your own over here. And that way you exercise choice. You don't like the way public health works, exit, over here, make your own. Now the only problem is you can only exit and make your own if you got the money to do it. And so the result is that you create these parallel systems of elite systems that are, you know, that fragment the whole.
The public gets poorer and poorer and poorer, and you create all these little isolated golden ghettos all around of privilege. And the focus is on how do we find market solutions, market solutions, market… when we should but saying, how do we find more effective ways to exercise voice? How can we have more, more effective public deliberation? How can we bring more people into the process? How can we create the venues where people can actually learn and deliberate with one another?
Dude, finals totally bring out the old lady in me. I have eaten frozen dinners and had so much sugar free red bull. Ugh I never want to drink that shit again (I do this every finals exam time).
14th Amendment FTW
yoisthisracist: anonymous asked: Yo, the War of Northern Aggression is a statement on states’ rights during and since the Civil War. Not really connected to race at all. Look, I know you’re stupid as fuck, but it’s kind of on you if you can’t find any connection between the fucking racist, traitorous and wholly dishonorable and disgusting Confederacy and race. PS. You are stupid as fuck, you...
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futurejournalismproject: Starting with A, “all-night roof parties” (May 19, 2002), and ending with W, women with Feist haircuts” (“young”) (June 11, 2009). Unfortunately, there’s no X, Y or Z. lols
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An intrepid tipster, as intrepid tipsters are liable to do, has sent us a pretty cool link to a cartoon created by animator Scott Benson. Itâs called âBut Iâm a Nice Guy,â and sums up the fallacy lurking behind MRA screeds about rampant misandry and feminist conspiracies with a simple ice cream analogy that even the most deluded, self-loathing Nice Guy can (hopefully) understand. I have...
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Why I don't leave my apartment during finals.
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Though Freud’s diagnosis and Victorian treatment might seem like oddities from...– McConnell and Judd: What It Means When We Talk About Gender and Mental Health (via croatoanreturns) Interesting. Note also Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s mental treatment has been a side-note, if not an excuse, for the criminal allegations of fraud and stealing campaign funds.
Memories of Traveling*.
Once, there was a girl who got a job teaching at an elementary school in South Korea. At a dinner with the teachers, the rather inebriated Principal said, “I knew you would be a good teacher because of your name, “Livingston” like “Jonathon Livingston Seagull.” She had never read this book, nor knew of its author. How embarrassing for an English literature major from a rather prestigious small...
Word of the Day: mauvais plaisant (French)
oupacademic: et moi, je suis mauvaise plaisante?
A friendly guide to series four of Doctor Who
Partners in Crime: The one where DONNAAAAAAAAAA SO CLOSE we're waving up fat
The Fires of Pompeii: The one where HE FOUGHT HER OFF WITH A WATER PISTOL and also creepycreeps and Doctor Who messing with history
Planet of the Ood: The one where you don't want to make the Ood angry
The Sontaran Stratagem: The one where potatoes want to take over the Earth
The Poison Sky: The one where ARE YOU MY MUMMY?
The Doctor's Daughter: The one where the Doctor has a daddy shock
The Unicorn and the Wasp: The one where I DON'T MEAN HUGE, I MEAN FLIPPIN' ENOURMOUS Doctor Who what are you doing
Silence in the Library: The one where Moffat!!!!!
Forest of the Dead: The one where spoilers, Moffat!!!!!, and remember to count the shadows
Midnight: The one where the one where hey hey stoppit stoppit
Turn Left: The one where Donna's got something on her back and Rose and sob
The Stolen Earth: The one where Daleks again, epic opening credits, rosemarthasarahjaneharrietjonescaptainjackharkness SOBSOB
Journey's End: The one where mickeyjackietentoodoctordonna SOBSOBSOB HEARTBREAK SOBSOB
Last week, I wrote here at The Nation about how important it is for survivors of...– Chloe Angyal, “Chrissy Amphlett’s Pleasure Anthem” (via thenationmagazine)
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When I overhear someone gossiping
whatshouldwecallme: About me: About my best friend:
The words that every girl wants to hear
whatshouldwecallme: Some girls: Me: YES.
yoisthisracist: anonymous asked: Yo, I think dipshit Scalia just compared the voting rights act to giving preferential treatment to child abusers (because they’re a minority). Is it still newsworthy that Scalia is a massive piece of shit bigot? FUCK THAT ASSHOLE this this this this this this this. however, scalia does hate the police, so there’s that. (U.S. v. Jones; Florida v....
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You want to believe that if youâre a good girl, the world will deliver unto you the Perfect Guy. That Fate or God is the ultimate matchmaker, pulling the strings of your life to make shit happen. âWeâre soul mates!â is the rallying cry of emotional pygmies. The comments on this are very interesting. A lot of people seemed up in arms that “if it happens, it happens” was being...
men make great friends. until they think they can fuck you. then they suck.