A Political and Literary Forum
Far from a marginal outsider, a new biography contends, Thorstein Veblen was the most important economic thinker of the Gilded Age.
30 years after the Wall, the story of Berlin's anarchist utopia.
Economists are taking aim at the unfairness of the U.S. tax system. But a just society won’t be won by arguing about taxes alone.
Capitalism hasn’t disenchanted the world, a new book argues. Like a bad lover, it beguiles us into spiritual desolation—and only the most utopian politics will break its spell.
James G. Chappel
For decades, shareholder primacy has obscured the fact that employees should do well when businesses do well.
A judge has ruled in favor of Harvard in a high-profile case about affirmative action. But recent admissions scandals all point to a deeper problem—the presumption that elitism could ever be democratized.
Kenya's poor were among the first to benefit from digital lending apps; now they call it slavery.
Kevin P. Donovan, Emma Park
The hostile reaction to Binyamin Appelbaum's new book reveals the tensions within the economics profession over some of its most self-serving myths.
New York public housing is plagued with problems, but it possesses a democratic advantage that voucher systems lack: residents can hold the state accountable not only as tenants but as constituents.
Salonee Bhaman, Pedro A. Regalado
The postwar generation understood why a prosperous working class is crucial to the economy. Can economics be accessible again to ordinary Americans?
Samuel Bowles, Joshua Cohen
Harm reduction strategies have their roots in 1980s HIV activism, but they are starting to spread in rural America in response to the opioid crisis.
Bringing together thirty-two world-class economists, political scientists, and philosophers, our Summer 2019 issue asks them to consider a radically different future for the field.
How a revolution in economics has led to a new kind of politics.
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William Callison, Quinn Slobodian
Charles Sabel, David G. Victor
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