A Political and Literary Forum
Why the left’s turn from higher education has coincided with a newfound conservative appreciation for it.
Noam Chomsky on his new book, the Capitol coup attempt, 2020 unrest, and the prospects for progress under Biden.
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
Failures in prosecuting the businessmen who profited from the Nazi war machine show just how far postwar Europe and America were willing to go in the Cold War quest to protect capitalism.
Erica X Eisen
Ensuring a COVID-19 vaccine is available to all makes both moral and economic sense.
Sanjay G. Reddy, Arnab Acharya
Our long-term goal must go well beyond the Senate bill to build a more resilient economy.
Mike Konczal, Felicia Wong
With its elite decision-makers and opinion-formers—and over 1.5 million copies sold per week—the Economist has exerted tremendous influence on popular liberal discourse for more than a century.
The hostile reaction to Binyamin Appelbaum's new book reveals the tensions within the economics profession over some of its most self-serving myths.
Three new books draw a disturbing picture of America as a system of compounding inequality driven by a hereditary meritocracy of professional elites.
Remembering Kenneth Arrow
Smithian ideas about natural political laws and natural human reason thrived long beyond the Revolution.
Claude S. Fischer
A new book on economist Karl Polanyi.
This updated piece was originally published by the Hindu Centre for Politics and Public
Martha C. Nussbaum
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David Theo Goldberg
Justin H. Vassallo
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