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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
Neoliberalism rests on the myth that “good” families can provide for their own without public support. COVID-19 may finally change all that.
Nineteenth-century reformers understood the deep connections between public health and environmental protection. That's why struggles for Medicare for All and a Green New Deal are two sides of the same coin.
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.
The deep, growing divisions in U.S. society have an outsize effect in determining who suffers from this pandemic—as well as how the government responds.
Rajan Menon, Jeffrey Kucik
As we know from South Africa's crisis, political and social fault lines will shape the contours of joblessness.
Nicholas Rush Smith
Proptech is leading to new forms of housing injustice in ways that increase the power of landlords and further disempower tenants and those seeking shelter.
Erin McElroy, Meredith Whittaker, Genevieve Fried
Boston Review talks with Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton about COVID-19, the relationship between culture, financial hardship, and health, and why capitalism’s flaws are proving fatal for America’s working class.
Joshua Cohen, Angus Deaton
A new geoeconomic order is creating opportunities for organizing along supply chains.
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.
Scott W. Stern
Mortality rates typically fall during economic downturns. But the unprecedented features of the COVID-19 shutdown suggest that trend might not hold this time.
Sarah Burgard, Lucie Kalousova
Germany's low death rate and quick payout of relief to workers makes a case for social democracy as preparedness.
For the sake of justice and democracy, we need a progressive wealth tax.
Emmanuel Saez, Gabriel Zucman
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David Theo Goldberg
Justin H. Vassallo
Sierra Pettengill, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
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