Zen Politics -- the search for peace in progress
By Sheri Rivlin and Allan Rivlin -- forthcoming
Zen Politics is the name of our political blog and forthcoming ebook. For many years the blog has been published under the title Centered Politics on our own website CenteredPolitics.com and also appeared in other online publications including the Huffington Post, the Democratic Strategist, and Real Clear Politics, among others. We are in the process of moving most of this content to be available here.
In addition we are editing our views and insights into a forthcoming book also to be titled Zen Politics. Watch this space for any updates.
Looking deeply at American politics from the ground up, we can clearly see the inherent tension buried deep in the foundational structure of our capitalist democracy. It is the perpetual tension between one-person-one-vote democracy and one-dollar-one-vote capitalism. <read post>
The inherent tension, buried deep in the foundational structure of our capitalist democracy, is the perpetual tension between one-person-one-vote democracy, and one-dollar-one-vote capitalism. The two parties each emphasize one side of this tension, driving differences on nearly every political issue currently being debated, as we are detailing in this series. This tension drives the parties in two very different directions when it comes to economic policy. <read post>