A Political and Literary Forum
Only a few decades old, the corporate autocracy the former president unleashed on the United States is not natural law. It had to be created, and it can also be undone.
Working people are forever kept on the brink of going broke. More than higher wages and better job security, a just economy requires giving them the power to choose and create their own futures.
Kevin P. Donovan
Carbon pricing has dominated conversations around climate policy for decades, but it is ineffective. Only a bold approach that centers politics can meet the problem at its scale.
Matto Mildenberger, Leah C. Stokes
While economists enshrine Hong Kong as the ideal free market, the social consequences of its neoliberal policies have been disastrous.
In a world unraveled by COVID-19, the brutality of factory farming demands we rethink our relationship to animals.
For weeks the country enforced a strict lockdown without providing adequate medical and economic support.
Debraj Ray, S. Subramanian
American medicine has long functioned as an elitist institution, putting professional prestige over the well-being of patients and physicians alike.
Marco Ramos, Tess Lanzarotta, Iris Chandler
A new biography reveals the full scope of John Maynard Keynes’s critique of unfettered capitalism, emphasizing the economist’s larger philosophical vision of the good life.
Rumors of the imminent death of capitalism have often been greatly exaggerated. But that doesn’t mean we must give up on making things better.
The deep, growing divisions in U.S. society have an outsize effect in determining who suffers from this pandemic—as well as how the government responds.
Rajan Menon, Jeffrey Kucik
As we know from South Africa's crisis, political and social fault lines will shape the contours of joblessness.
Nicholas Rush Smith
Mortality rates typically fall during economic downturns. But the unprecedented features of the COVID-19 shutdown suggest that trend might not hold this time.
Sarah Burgard, Lucie Kalousova
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Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
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