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
Business schools fetishize entrepreneurial innovation, but their most prominent heroes succeeded because they manipulated corporate law, not because of personal brilliance.
What happens when a school district votes to arm teachers? A Rust Belt educator takes us through the grim realities of training to kill one of his own students.
Contemporary economics is finally breaking free from its market fetishism, offering plenty of tools we can use to make society more inclusive.
Suresh Naidu, Dani Rodrik, Gabriel Zucman
Education’s most important job is to teach students to take an active role in their democracy, starting in their own communities.
Albert W. Dzur
In the 1990s, Puerto Rico showed Washington how militarized policing and privatization can extract profits from poor people of color.
The Marxist-environmental historian Mike Davis has produced a rich corpus critical of capitalism.
Apple—now worth a trillion dollars—redistributes more wealth upward than any country or corporation on the planet.
The left has not articulated an alternative trade agenda that supports all the world’s workers in a global economy.
Three simple changes to corporate law could radically remake our economy.
In the neoliberal project, state power is needed to enforce market relations. But because democratic politics can demand broader economic planning, the site of that power must be hidden from politics.
J. W. Mason
American beaches used to be common property. Now access to many of them is controlled by wealthy whites.
Andrew W. Kahrl
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Anna Romina Guevarra
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