A Political and Literary Forum
A sweeping new history of U.S. capitalism finds that economic gains have always been driven by the state.
Justin H. Vassallo
Education is not inherently liberatory: it has always been an arena for broader struggles over who has access to knowledge and to what ends learning is put.
Democrats don’t lose elections because of rising prices. They lose when they cut spending and raise interest rates, sacrificing other goals at the altar of price stability.
The community development industry has failed in the fight for fair housing. Despite claiming to involve residents, power and self-interest still have the final say.
With globalization under increasing scrutiny, national governments are poised to exert more power over markets.
Arjun Jayadev, J. W. Mason
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To support the work of the future, we must promote workers’ skills as crucial to technological progress.
The neofascist assault on democracy is a last-ditch effort on the part of neoliberal capitalism to rescue itself from crisis. The only solution is a decisive retreat from globalized finance.
Markets have played a central role in the country’s explosive development since the 1980s. But as GDP rose, inequality has soared—a stark turn away from earlier socialist ideals.
Mainstream economics ignores the massive government interventions that “free market” capitalism requires.
Robert Pollin, Gerald Epstein
For economist Albert O. Hirschman, social planning entailed creative experimentation rather than theoretical certainty.
Private insurance companies have long dominated the provision of social security in the United States, but resistance is growing.
How a grassroots movement of farmers laid the foundation for state intervention in the economy, challenging the slaveholding South in the run-up to the Civil War.
Chris Hong, Robert Manduca, Nic Johnson
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