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The Marxist-environmental historian Mike Davis has produced a rich corpus critical of capitalism.
Nixon’s embrace of “black capitalism” was a canny move that ultimately decimated the black community and turned the wealth gap into a wealth chasm.
As we heap scorn on neoliberalism, we risk throwing out some of its most useful ideas.
After an eventful summer in Silicon Valley, there is blood in the water. At stake is democracy itself.
K. Sabeel Rahman
Mar-a-Lago is the apotheosis of the Florida Dream in which wealthy interests degrade the environment and hollow out prospects for the poor. But as Hurricane Irma shows, this dream was never sustainable.
Julian C. Chambliss
Three new books draw a disturbing picture of America as a system of compounding inequality driven by a hereditary meritocracy of professional elites.
This Labor Day, it is not enough to speak out against Trump's many injustices. We must also begin laying the foundations for working together in the post-Trump era, whenever that arrives.
Thomas A. Kochan, Lee Dyer
Nancy MacLean’s new book has set off a heated debate. But strong claims require strong evidence, and mistakes could mislead liberals and the left.
Henry Farrell, Steven M. Teles
The University of Virginia has long been a bastion of white supremacy and white supremacy–validating scholarship.
A controversial new book traces how the anti-democratic projects of the Jim Crow South evolved into an economic theory still championed by the GOP today.
Critics of raising the minimum wage claim that it decreases employment, but they are missing the larger point.
What the rise of megaplatforms means for the rest of us.
When it comes to globalization, slowing down is the best way forward.
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