Articles in class & inequality tagged with politics

Christian Parenti Michael Busch

Far from a partisan for free markets, the Founding Father insisted on the need for economic planning. We need more of that vision today.

Andrew Elrod Mark Engler

Tax policies like New Jersey’s new Millionaires Tax are morally and economically essential.

Justin H. Vassallo

A new history charts the global legacy of Fordist mass production, tracing its appeal to political formations on both the left and the right.

Rajan Menon

Everyone agrees that child poverty is a problem. Why are Democrats and Republicans so bad at addressing it?

Agnes Callard

Two new books take aim at the moral failures of meritocracy. But we can advocate for a more just society without giving up on merit.

Erin L. Kelly Emilio J. Castilla Barbara Dyer Nathan Wilmers Thomas A. Kochan Paul Osterman

Workers deserve substantive policy reforms that point the way to a better future, especially in this year of unprecedented crisis.

Troy Vettese

In a world unraveled by COVID-19, the brutality of factory farming demands we rethink our relationship to animals.

Jonathan Kirshner

A new biography reveals the full scope of John Maynard Keynes’s critique of unfettered capitalism, emphasizing the economist’s larger philosophical vision of the good life.

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Simon Waxman

Despite the myth that deaths of the elderly are never untimely, the author mourns a friend, fifty years his senior, who succumbed to COVID-19. She taught him that a moral life entails wanting those rewards not only for yourself but for everyone.

Julie Kohler

Neoliberalism rests on the myth that “good” families can provide for their own without public support. COVID-19 may finally change all that.