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Class & Inequality

Rachel Fraser

The post-work movement reckons with reproductive labor.

Janice Fine, Mark Engler, Paul Engler

Janice Fine explains how “co-enforcement”—a bold new model for upholding labor law—is linking the state to social movements.

Mie Inouye, Daniel Martinez HoSang

Mie Inouye and Daniel Martinez HoSang discuss the challenges of organizing in a society that tears groups apart.

Andrew Schrank
Will Holub-Moorman

A liberal economist and a family abolitionist agree: our economic system makes human flourishing depend on social units it can't sustain.

Amy Kapczynski, Christopher Morten, Reshma Ramachandran

Instead of pouring public funds into private industry—as the United States did with COVID-19 vaccines—we must build public capacity and prioritize public objectives.

Mie Inouye

To make change, movements need to build endurance—the capacity to keep people showing up despite their differences.

Juliet Hooker
Charisse Burden-Stelly
Liz Theoharis
Nathan R. DuFord
Daniel Martinez HoSang
Astra Taylor & Leah Hunt-Hendrix
Jodi Dean
Sarah Schulman
William J. Barber II
Alex Gourevitch
Mie Inouye
David Roediger
Rose Casey, Jessica Wilkerson, Johanna Winant

The crisis here spells disaster for the future of public education.

Mariame Kaba & Kelly Hayes

Movement building requires a culture of listening—not mastery of the right language.

Clark Randall

How a little-understood feature of urban finance—municipal bonds—fuels racial inequality.

Salim Vally, Enver Motala

The late South African intellectual and activist—imprisoned on Robben Island alongside Nelson Mandela—fought for a world without race and class. His writings remain essential.

Angus Deaton

The anti-regulatory ethos of libertarian economics has dire consequences.

Shobita Parthasarathy

Not as it’s traditionally done, but there are more equitable models.

Jonathan Levy

Why did Chicago become the headquarters of free market fundamentalism? Adam Smith offers a clue.

Ege Yumusak

In Rules to Win By, Jane McAlevey and Abby Lawlor reject backroom dealmaking. Rank-and-file workers are going even further.

Simon Torracinta

Far from spelling the end of anti-market politics, basic income proposals are one place where it can and has flourished.

Christine Sypnowich

Being serious about equality means aiming to ensure we all live equally flourishing lives—not merely that we have the chance to do so.

Gina Schouten

Outcomes shape opportunities.

Zofia Stemplowska

There must be room for choice.

Claude S. Fischer

Public opinion doesn't support equal outcomes.

Leah Gordon

The history of debates about educational outcomes holds important lessons.

William M. Paris

Egalitarianism raises our expectations.

Anne Phillips

Choice talk distracts from structural injustice.

Nicholas Vrousalis

The aim is a classless society, not equal outcomes.

Martin O'Neill

It doesn't entail an embrace of the status quo.

Ravi Kanbur

Opportunities are hard to measure.

John Roemer

Equal opportunity theory is a flexible tool.

Lane Kenworthy

We should follow the Nordic model.

Christine Sypnowich

Final response: we need a more substantive and generous understanding of the egalitarian ideal.

Jo Guldi

Redistributing land was once central to global development efforts—and it should be today.

Timothy Weaver

Tax breaks for investors don’t help poor communities.

Brishen Rogers

Workers will benefit from technology when they control how it’s used.

Pranab Bardhan

Financial Times commentator Martin Wolf says "it's the economy, stupid." The truth is more complicated.

Alex Raskolnikov

For years the left has rallied around taxing the 1 percent, but this group is too narrow.

Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou

Contemporary life has been deeply molded by financialization. But the speculative imagination can also be a tool for building a more just world.

James Chappel

The tone of exhausted pragmatism—even among friends of the program—is counterproductive. It is beyond time to fight fire with fire.

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