A Political and Literary Forum
Far from a marginal outsider, a new biography contends, Thorstein Veblen was the most important economic thinker of the Gilded Age.
Labor activists once understood time to be a checking mechanism on market activity. In our own era of uncontrolled working hours, this is a vision of freedom worth recapturing.
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.
Far from a partisan for free markets, the Founding Father insisted on the need for economic planning. We need more of that vision today.
Christian Parenti, Michael Busch
The region has a long legacy of critical engagement with classical political economy, helping to change the way we think about markets and morals.
Tax policies like New Jersey’s new Millionaires Tax are morally and economically essential.
Mark Engler, Andrew Elrod
A new history charts the global legacy of Fordist mass production, tracing its appeal to political formations on both the left and the right.
Justin H. Vassallo
The government—not the market—is the only viable solution to some of our greatest challenges.
Neil Fligstein, Steven Vogel
Working people are forever kept on the brink of going broke. More than higher wages and better job security, a just economy requires giving them the power to choose and create their own futures.
Kevin P. Donovan
Everyone agrees that child poverty is a problem. Why are Democrats and Republicans so bad at addressing it?
Workers deserve substantive policy reforms that point the way to a better future, especially in this year of unprecedented crisis.
Erin L. Kelly, Emilio J. Castilla, Thomas A. Kochan, Barbara Dyer, Paul Osterman, Nathan Wilmers
We know that faculty retirement policies shape racial and gender diversity on campus. What universities do now in the face of COVID-19 will have long-term consequences.
Daniel E. Ho, Oluchi Mbonu, Anne McDonough
Astra Taylor talks with Rutgers faculty union president Todd Wolfson about organizing academic communities in the age of COVID-19.
Todd Wolfson, Astra Taylor
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William Callison, Quinn Slobodian
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