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Austerity is not the only way to save our overextended planet. A simpler life might be both more pleasurable and more equal.

Kate Soper

Unions are being strangled by laws that block workers from organizing, striking, and acting in solidarity. Becoming a rights-based movement is the only way to save labor.

James Gray Pope Ed Bruno Peter Kellman

Each week, another magazine, book, or think tank sketches a dystopian near-future in which automation renders workers unnecessary. Is a basic income the solution?

Brishen Rogers

For too long we have acquiesced to Islamophobic government policies. The cost of our silence is now clear.

Jeanne Theoharis Amna A. Akbar

Hamilton presents us with the Choice of Hercules retold as a choice between two kinds of political life.

Martha C. Nussbaum

The loss of jobs that accompanied globalization could have been avoided.

Dean Baker

A pluralistic democracy is built on debate, disagreement, and wakeful action. This forum begins the conversation.

Joshua Cohen

Liberal democracy requires that we banish religion from politics.

Avishai Margalit & Assaf Sharon

Moralistic or not, misogyny is not about hating women. It is about controlling them.

Kate Manne

Preparation for democratic citizenship demands humanities education, not just STEM.

Danielle Allen

The university is not an engine of social transformation. Activism is.

Robin D. G. Kelley

It is impossible to divorce nature from human influence. Can that influence be democratic?

Jedediah Britton-Purdy

Most people own things they don’t really need. It is worth thinking about why.

Paul Bloom
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