A Political and Literary Forum
Labor activists once understood time to be a checking mechanism on market activity. In our own era of uncontrolled working hours, this is a vision of freedom worth recapturing.
In his new memoir the former president makes clear he had no intention of being a savior.
The award-winning documentary ‘Honeyland’ sets out to offer a timeless environmental parable, but in the process it also explores misconceptions about the region’s culture and history.
Far from a partisan for free markets, the Founding Father insisted on the need for economic planning. We need more of that vision today.
Christian Parenti, Michael Busch
The celebration of Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ reflects the continued priority of elite preferences over the needs and struggles of ordinary people.
A new book suggests that modern readers can still follow the path of reason that Spinoza traced to true well-being, but they might not want to.
If Trump was the end of the “party of ideas,” the rise of Reagan was its start. But what were those “ideas” in the first place, and were they really as new as people said?
Lawrence B. Glickman
For a century, critics of all political stripes have challenged the role of science in society. Repairing distrust today requires confronting those arguments head on.
Far from a marginal outsider, a new biography contends, Thorstein Veblen was the most important economic thinker of the Gilded Age.
The history of 1989’s first annual Day Without Art reveals how museums rose to the challenge of responding to HIV/AIDS, and may offer guidance for how they can do so again in the face of COVID-19.
Some on the right insist that efforts to curtail Thanksgiving are in reality sinister attempts to rewrite the country’s history.
Jonathan Beecher Field
The region has a long legacy of critical engagement with classical political economy, helping to change the way we think about markets and morals.
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William Callison, Quinn Slobodian
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