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The real estate market is so structured by race that black families will never come out ahead.
Moral thinking about debt has fluctuated throughout U.S. history. Today’s calls for cancellation suggest it may be poised for transformation once again.
Economists are taking aim at the unfairness of the U.S. tax system. But a just society won’t be won by arguing about taxes alone.
Capitalism hasn’t disenchanted the world, a new book argues. Like a bad lover, it beguiles us into spiritual desolation—and only the most utopian politics will break its spell.
James G. Chappel
Health care spending isn't high because we use too much medicine. It’s the prices, and who pays them.
On the lure of climate entrepreneurism.
For decades, shareholder primacy has obscured the fact that employees should do well when businesses do well.
Kenya's poor were among the first to benefit from digital lending apps; now they call it slavery.
Kevin P. Donovan, Emma Park
Oil’s grip on U.S. society is as much religious as economic, a new history shows.
The postwar generation understood why a prosperous working class is crucial to the economy. Can economics be accessible again to ordinary Americans?
Samuel Bowles, Joshua Cohen
We live in a world made by neoliberalism, with its hostility to equality and democracy. It is time to stop.
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Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
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Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
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