A Political and Literary Forum
Stock buybacks are on the rise, and they are shortchanging workers and undermining our economy like never before.
The critique of identity politics ignores the role that neoliberalism and neoconservatism have played in creating our present situation.
Yanis Varoufakis's lessons for reasserting European social democracy.
J. W. Mason
Forget retraining and compensation programs. History offers a better way forward.
Erdogan is all too easily labelled a populist. But the reasons for his popularity are more complicated.
Platforms have sold themselves as substitutes for welfare, but they have actually served as substitutes for traditional work—with the state forced to pick up the slack.
Taxation is at the heart of any serious economic growth policy.
On the long road from FDR to Trump.
Lawrence B. Glickman
By attacking higher education, the new tax bill belies the GOP's ambitious political motivations. The investment we make in young adults today, after all, determines the electorate we have in the future.
The modes of perception and living that we attribute to Instagram are rooted in a much older aesthetic of the picturesque.
Nixon’s embrace of “black capitalism” was a canny move that ultimately decimated the black community and turned the wealth gap into a wealth chasm.
J. D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy has been held up as a guidebook for understanding the 2016 election, but his logic is rooted in an enduring and dangerous myth about race in Appalachia.
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Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
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