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Gerald Epstein Robert Pollin

Mainstream economics ignores the massive government interventions that “free market” capitalism requires.

Caley Horan

Private insurance companies have long dominated the provision of social security in the United States, but resistance is growing.

Chris Hong Nic Johnson Robert Manduca

How a grassroots movement of American farmers laid the foundation for state intervention in the economy.

Gianpaolo Baiocchi H. Jacob Carlson

The American Jobs Plan mirrors past efforts at affordable housing that contributed to our problems and failed Black Americans. We need to take housing out of the private market.

Ben Zdencanovic

Direct payments to families should replace backdoor tax breaks, which obscure the failures of capitalism to sustain social reproduction.

Justin H. Vassallo

Dispelling myths of entrepreneurial exceptionalism, a sweeping new history of U.S. capitalism finds that economic gains have always been driven by the state.

Charmaine Chua

Two timely new books unmask the colossal shipping industry behind global trade, whose monstrous pursuit of profit has long wreaked havoc on laborers and the seas they sail through.

Archon Fung Heather C. McGhee

A conversation with Heather C. McGhee about the zero-sum thinking that has long dominated American attitudes to race and wealth—and how to organize to secure public goods for everyone.

Ruth Milkman

Non-college-educated U.S.-born workers have every reason to be enraged by declining wages and living standards, but more restrictive immigration policies won’t solve these problems.

Nantina Vgontzas

Unions are just one element of a broader push to transform the company. Coalitions forged during the pandemic point the way forward—with a radical vision of worker and community control.

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