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Articles in Class & Inequality tagged with Economy

Rachel Fraser

The post-work movement reckons with reproductive labor.

Andrew Schrank
Will Holub-Moorman

A liberal economist and a family abolitionist agree: our economic system makes human flourishing depend on social units it can't sustain.

Christopher Morten, Reshma Ramachandran, Amy Kapczynski

Instead of pouring public funds into private industry—as the United States did with COVID-19 vaccines—we must build public capacity and prioritize public objectives.

Clark Randall

How a little-understood feature of urban finance—municipal bonds—fuels racial inequality.

Salim Vally, Enver Motala

The late South African intellectual and activist—imprisoned on Robben Island alongside Nelson Mandela—fought for a world without race and class. His writings remain essential.

Angus Deaton

The anti-regulatory ethos of libertarian economics has dire consequences.

Shobita Parthasarathy

Not as it’s traditionally done, but there are more equitable models.

Jonathan Levy

Why did Chicago become the headquarters of free market fundamentalism? Adam Smith offers a clue.

Jo Guldi

Redistributing land was once central to global development efforts—and it should be today.

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