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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
Startups aren't the magic bullet for economic growth.
How did we come to view social insurance as socialist?
Government incentives may make us less moral, not more.
Local government can't fix our problems. Only big government can.
The enduring impact of President Johnson’s Crime Commission.
Cities are now playgrounds for the rich, with the poor forced into suburbs.
Claude S. Fischer
Bad police were not simply a symptom of racism. They were often its agents.
Yale’s president can't make something less racist by fiat.
Plutocracy, not global competition, harms the middle class.
Preparation for democratic citizenship demands humanities education, not just STEM.
The 1968 Kerner report concluded that white racism was to blame for race riots.
Julian E. Zelizer
The family is changing. Will the social contract catch up?
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
David Theo Goldberg
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