Author: Michael Albert

Assessing and Regulating Artificial Intelligence

A call for a moratorium on AI development based on the precautionary principle, and a discussion of the difficulty of achieving it in a capitalist society.

Debating Green Electoral Strategy

“We’ll definitely have more leverage over Biden, if we get a substantial vote, than over Trump, no doubt about that. But look, whoever’s in there, we got to have mass movements that aren’t tied to either party.”

Old SDSers, New DSAers, and Trump vs. Biden

In a recent letter a group of old SDSers hoped to engage some young critics of the Democratic Party and Joe Biden. Those critics actually ought to be mightily commended for many of their analyses, insights, actions, intuitions, and feelings.
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Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall…


Trump is President. To avoid repeating the causes of Trump winning requires knowing what the causes were.

Thinking About the Election


As the U.S. election season proceeds, there is controversy, confusion, consternation, and sometimes recrimination. Below, in a question and answer format, we present our views on these matters, hoping to contribute to the discussion.