Articles in class & inequality tagged with politics

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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.

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Andrew Elrod Mark Engler

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

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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.

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Rajan Menon

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

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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.

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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.

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Troy Vettese

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

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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.

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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.