A Political and Literary Forum
Markets have played a central role in the country’s explosive development since the 1980s. But as GDP rose, inequality has soared—a stark turn away from earlier socialist ideals.
Mainstream economics ignores the massive government interventions that “free market” capitalism requires.
Robert Pollin, Gerald Epstein
The American Jobs Plan mirrors past efforts at affordable housing that contributed to our problems and failed Black Americans. We need to take housing out of the private market.
Gianpaolo Baiocchi, H. Jacob Carlson
Noam Chomsky on his new book, the Capitol coup attempt, 2020 unrest, and the prospects for progress under Biden.
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
Narendra Modi’s government has used lockdown to force further neoliberalization and continue its assault on pro-democracy activists.
Alf Gunvald Nilsen
If we are to emerge from this era of crisis, we need legal thinking that operates on fundamentally different presumptions.
Jedediah Britton-Purdy, Amy Kapczynski, David Singh Grewal
Leaders of the left abandoned the language of transformation in the 1980s—at a cost. Can it be regained?
Many reject privatization for its distributional consequences. The deeper problem is that it threatens the very foundation of political legitimacy.
The party’s fifty-year strategy has reached an electoral dead end.
The government—not the market—is the only viable solution to some of our greatest challenges.
Neil Fligstein, Steven Vogel
Rejecting market fundamentalism, Rethinking Political Economy will provide space for advancing alternatives—in theory, politics, and policy—to the neoliberalism of the last forty years.
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.
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Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
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