Articles in class & inequality tagged with economy

Madeline Lane-McKinley

Intrinsic to what we hate about work is that we can’t imagine life outside of it.

C. P. Chandrasekhar Jayati Ghosh

Financial globalization was supposed to spur development. Instead it transfers money to the Global North and exacerbates existing inequalities.

Andrew Elrod

Democrats don’t lose elections because of rising prices. They lose when they cut spending and raise interest rates, sacrificing other goals at the altar of price stability.

Arjun Jayadev J. W. Mason

With globalization under increasing scrutiny, national governments are poised to exert more power over markets.

Simon Torracinta

For economist Albert O. Hirschman, social planning meant creative experimentation rather than theoretical certainty. We could use more of his improvisatory optimism today.

Prabhat Patnaik

The neofascist assault on democracy is a last-ditch effort on the part of neoliberal capitalism to rescue itself from crisis. The only solution is a decisive retreat from globalized finance.

Macabe Keliher

Markets have played a central role in the country’s explosive development since the 1980s. But as GDP rose, inequality has soared—a stark turn away from earlier socialist ideals.

Gerald Epstein Robert Pollin

Mainstream economics ignores the massive government interventions that “free market” capitalism requires.

Caley Horan

Private insurance companies have long dominated the provision of social security in the United States, but resistance is growing.

Chris Hong Nic Johnson Robert Manduca

How a grassroots movement of American farmers laid the foundation for state intervention in the economy.