Writer, working on a book for @AAKnopf. Author of @TheTrueAmerican & #IndiaCalling. Bylines at @NYTimes. Chats at TED & on TV. Husband of @PriyaParker. Father.
So please don't mischaracterize my ethics, @danpallotta . Not sure if you're a big reader, but what I've been arguing for pretty consistently is listening to the poor and disenfranchised through the amazing system we have built to do so -- not having rich people rule by whim.
“When leaders act like kids, kids act like leaders.” #ClimateStrike
Joe Biden's answer on how to address the legacy of slavery was appalling -- and disqualifying. It ended in a sermon implying that black parents don't know how to raise their own children. This cannot go on. #DemDebate
Amazing video of @IvankaTrump trying to butt in to actual world leaders’ conversation and their unconcealable irritation.
I will never be able to understand the dripping skepticism of so many in American media toward social policies that are already in place in virtually every other rich country. Are you saying that we, the richest country in human civilization, are uniquely unable to afford them?
This is the ideology of our age captured in a single tweet. Systemic problems recast as individual problems. Corporate greed recast as personal failure. A bank claiming to "motivate" its customers by mocking them for structural economic problems the bank is complicit in causing.
Stunning new data: The world’s 2,200 billionaires grew 12 percent wealthier in 2018. Meanwhile, the bottom half of the world got 11 percent poorer. Don’t be Pinkered into everything’s-getting-better complacency. The few are monopolizing progress.