Articles in class & inequality tagged with politics

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Alyssa Battistoni

Rumors of the imminent death of capitalism have often been greatly exaggerated. But that doesn’t mean we must give up on making things better.

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Scott W. Stern

Conservatives have long been sounding the alarm about “undeserving” people receiving public assistance. These fears have deep ties to racism and the policing of black women’s bodies.

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Shaun Ossei-Owusu

COVID-19 is having a disproportionate effect among vulnerable populations.

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Andrew Elrod Mark Engler

The battle over the bailout—set to be delivered through a once-obscure Treasury Department mechanism called the Exchange Stabilization Fund—has only just begun.

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Hannah Appel

Debt’s ubiq­uity is a burden, but also an opportunity.

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Reed Hundt

Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, and Henry Paulson still have not reckoned with the failures of neoliberal planning in the wake of the financial crisis.

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Gabriel Zucman Emmanuel Saez

For the sake of justice and democracy, we need a progressive wealth tax.

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Ben Jackson

With its elite decision-makers and opinion-formers—and over 1.5 million copies sold per week—the Economist has exerted tremendous influence on popular liberal discourse for more than a century.

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Olivia Schwob

Moral thinking about debt has fluctuated throughout U.S. history. Today’s calls for cancellation suggest it may be poised for transformation once again.

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James G. Chappel

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.