A Political and Literary Forum
Dispelling myths of entrepreneurial exceptionalism, a sweeping new history of U.S. capitalism finds that economic gains have always been driven by the state.
Justin H. Vassallo
Refugee scholars in Europe face tremendous obstacles. Now some universities are trying to change that.
The loss of jobs that accompanied globalization could have been avoided.
Two new books argue that the student debt crisis is a media myth. But they ignore the exploitation of disadvantaged students by for-profit colleges.
Mentorship is how the humanities justify themselves.
When proponents deploy the logic of market competition, they undermine democracy and social equality.
Schools in Nepal increasingly use English as the language of instruction. But in the name of preparing them for a globalized world, non-mother-tongue education often fails the students it aims to help.
Malta, Portugal, and Spain offer quick routes to passports for global elite willing to pay. This raises fundamental questions about the meaning and value of citizenship.
Government has always played an outsize role in creating jobs—and still can.
Claude S. Fischer
States are stealing from orphans to pad their budgets. And it's legal.
The DOJ says it will stop using private prisons. The truth is more complicated.
Many young children become obsessed with gender. How do we know which are trans?
Startups aren't the magic bullet for economic growth.
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David Theo Goldberg
Justin H. Vassallo
Sierra Pettengill, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
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