A Political and Literary Forum
Three new books draw a disturbing picture of America as a system of compounding inequality driven by a hereditary meritocracy of professional elites.
Critics of raising the minimum wage claim that it decreases employment, but they are missing the larger point.
What the rise of megaplatforms means for the rest of us.
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?
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.
Recipients of basic income continue to work, spend less on vice, and are able to invest in long-term plans.
Paul Niehaus, Michael Faye
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
David Theo Goldberg
Justin H. Vassallo
Sierra Pettengill, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
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