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Clara Hendrickson researches and writes on topics related to the political economy, welfare, identity politics, and labor.
The political ideas we have held for centuries are ill-equipped to respond to today's challenges.
As it turns out, self-government and social connection are not the same thing.
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.
Given today’s economic challenges, some on the right are beginning to embrace a more robust safety net.
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