A Political and Literary Forum
Unions are being strangled by laws that block workers from organizing, striking, and acting in solidarity. Becoming a rights-based movement is the only way to save labor.
James Gray Pope, Ed Bruno, Peter Kellman
A rural town in Spain gives us a glimpse into the challenges we will face in a workless future.
David McDermott Hughes
Coretta Scott King saw economic precarity as not just a side effect of racial subjugation, but as central to its functioning.
Each week, another magazine, book, or think tank sketches a dystopian near-future in which automation renders workers unnecessary. Is a basic income the solution?
The idea that the rise of populism was caused by market-driven inequalities fails to address why populism is so cozy with crony capitalists.
Basic income is a seductive poison that would benefit the margins of society at the expense of the middle class and immigrants.
A basic income that supplemented existing welfare structures could make everyone safer while ending the most pernicious forms of policing.
Recipients of basic income continue to work, spend less on vice, and are able to invest in long-term plans.
Paul Niehaus, Michael Faye
The Democratic Party has hastened the demise of the labor movement, but unions have little choice but to stick with them.
The loss of jobs that accompanied globalization could have been avoided.
Lessons from a community organizer on building political power.
A pluralistic democracy is built on debate, disagreement, and wakeful action. This forum begins the conversation.
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Bram Wispelwey, Michelle Morse
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
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