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How neoliberals and conservatives came together to undo the welfare state.
Polanyi gave us a vital counterpoint to the hegemony of political economics. But how far can he take us?
Focusing on the top 1 percent is a mistake. The real class divide is between the upper middle class and the rest of America.
Richard V. Reeves
Trump's policies spell disaster for economic equality. And the worst is yet to come.
Unions are being strangled by laws that block workers from organizing, striking, and acting in solidarity. Becoming a rights-based movement is the only way to save labor.
James Gray Pope, Ed Bruno, Peter Kellman
A rural town in Spain gives us a glimpse into the challenges we will face in a workless future.
David McDermott Hughes
Coretta Scott King saw economic precarity as not just a side effect of racial subjugation, but as central to its functioning.
Each week, another magazine, book, or think tank sketches a dystopian near-future in which automation renders workers unnecessary. Is a basic income the solution?
‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ raised important questions about inequality that the Ivory Tower would rather ignore.
The idea that the rise of populism was caused by market-driven inequalities fails to address why populism is so cozy with crony capitalists.
Basic income is a seductive poison that would benefit the margins of society at the expense of the middle class and immigrants.
A basic income that supplemented existing welfare structures could make everyone safer while ending the most pernicious forms of policing.
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Andrew L. Croxford
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