A Political and Literary Forum
Contemporary economics is finally breaking free from its market fetishism, offering plenty of tools we can use to make society more inclusive.
Suresh Naidu, Dani Rodrik, Gabriel Zucman
The Marxist-environmental historian Mike Davis has produced a rich corpus critical of capitalism.
We should turn to Frances Perkins—FDR’s secretary of labor, and the first woman to serve in the U.S. Cabinet—for the elements of a new forward-looking labor and employment policy.
Thomas A. Kochan
Apple—now worth a trillion dollars—redistributes more wealth upward than any country or corporation on the planet.
By “dangling the carrot” to improve worker productivity, businesses are taking a page from slavery’s playbook.
Caitlin C. Rosenthal
The left has not articulated an alternative trade agenda that supports all the world’s workers in a global economy.
Three simple changes to corporate law could radically remake our economy.
In the neoliberal project, state power is needed to enforce market relations. But because democratic politics can demand broader economic planning, the site of that power must be hidden from politics.
J. W. Mason
Hwang Sok-yong’s new novel sounds a warning about the pitfalls of Korean reunification.
On Marx’s two-hundredth birthday, capitalism’s ideology looks shakier than it has in a while.
The problem of employer power runs much deeper than monopsony.
The public has paid for Musk’s vision. So why is the green economy still not here?
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Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
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