The Audacity of Audacity
A talent for speaking differently, rather than for arguing well, is the chief instrument of cultural change.
—RICHARD RORTY, CONTINGENCY, IRONY, AND SOLIDARITY
Our language needs to change and fast. If we don’t establish and reaffirm the economy is something people made and continue to create, we’re hard-pressed to get Americans to believe it can be fixed and made better by people. If we don’t tell an accurate tale about what catalyzed the current recession, we’re not adequately setting the stage for our calls for meaningful oversight. And if we fail to insist that what separates the rich from the rest is not their superiority but rather the policies they pay politicians to create and perpetuate, we’re enabling ...