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Tag: Democracy’s Promise

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For the sake of justice and democracy, we need a progressive wealth tax.

Gabriel Zucman, Emmanuel Saez

For the sake of justice and democracy, we need a progressive wealth tax.

Emmanuel Saez, Gabriel Zucman

We can learn a lot from the mid-century popularizing efforts that led to public consensus on Keynesian economic principles.

Robert Manduca

A new, neoliberal interpretation of the First Amendment is undermining the regulatory state—and every labeling and advertising law is now in the crosshairs.

Amy Kapczynski

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For decades, shareholder primacy has obscured the fact that employees should do well when businesses do well.

Lenore Palladino

The UN's “responsibility to protect” framework has failed to achieve a just international order. The Caribbean movement for reparations points the way forward.

Adom Getachew
The postwar generation understood why a prosperous working class is crucial to the economy. Can economics be accessible again to ordinary Americans?
Joshua Cohen, Samuel Bowles

We need a more just conception of citizenship—one that abolishes the distinction between “natural” and naturalized citizens.

Stephanie DeGooyer

Three new books paint a chilling portrait of darkness in Wall Street, the law, and technology. But the apocalyptic metaphors obscure the real problem, hindering how we fight back.

Quinn Slobodian

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How new approaches to worker organizing are finding success.

Joseph A. McCartin, Stephen Lerner, Sarita Gupta

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How can democratic societies protect—and protect themselves from—the free flow of digital information?

Henry Farrell, Bruce Schneier
Tech companies have seen waves of worker protest, but they are still far from democratic. The remedy is to build and exert real forms of worker power inside the workplace.
Brishen Rogers
With democracy now subject to sharp challenges, we are rededicating ourselves to it with a project that aims to pave the way for policymakers and citizens to rethink conventional options.
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How can democratic societies protect—and protect themselves from—the free flow of digital information?

Bruce Schneier, Henry Farrell

Traditional worker organizing has failed on every level. But new approaches are finding success, pointing the way to a more just future.

Joseph A. McCartin, Stephen Lerner, Sarita Gupta

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Contemporary economics is finally breaking free from its market fetishism, offering plenty of tools we can use to make society more inclusive.
Dani Rodrik, Gabriel Zucman, Suresh Naidu

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