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The public has paid for Musk’s vision. So why is the green economy still not here?
Stock buybacks are on the rise, and they are shortchanging workers and undermining our economy like never before.
The philosopher Herbert Marcuse saw machines as our greatest hope for real liberty. But in Trump’s America, automation feels more totalitarian than ever.
Forget retraining and compensation programs. History offers a better way forward.
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.
To fight sexual harassment in the workplace, we must return to the history of women in the labor movement.
Vijay Prashad on writing, struggle, and hope in difficult times.
Vijay Prashad, Mark Nowak
This Labor Day, it is not enough to speak out against Trump's many injustices. We must also begin laying the foundations for working together in the post-Trump era, whenever that arrives.
Thomas A. Kochan, Lee Dyer
Three new books draw a disturbing picture of America as a system of compounding inequality driven by a hereditary meritocracy of professional elites.
Critics of raising the minimum wage claim that it decreases employment, but they are missing the larger point.
What the rise of megaplatforms means for the rest of us.
Trump's policies spell disaster for economic equality. And the worst is yet to come.
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Bram Wispelwey, Michelle Morse
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
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