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Doug Henwood

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Doug Henwood

Contributing Editor

Doug Henwood edits the Left Business Observer, does a weekly radio show for KPFA, and is at work on a study of the US ruling class as a rotting social formation.


News and Features

Uber and Airbnb monetize the desperation of people in the post-crisis economy while sounding generous—and evoke a fantasy of community in an atomized population.

Depending on whom you ask, Clinton is a triangulating pro-corporate Democrat or a heroic shatterer of glass ceilings—or both.

Libertarians and leftists alike predict a world of competing digital currencies.

An elite nonprofit no one’s ever heard of has turned New York into a city of tall towers and tony boulevards.

I wish, just once, an endorsement of a Democratic presidential candidate would mull over some serious structural issues that are at stake.

Economists and wonks respond to Thomas Geoghegan's Nation essay “What Would Keynes Do?”

Fitch was a brilliant and prolific radical journalist and troublemaker.

The current economic crisis probably won't be the magic intervention to usher in a new era, but there are opportunities to advance the socialist cause.

Without an energized populace, expect nothing more humane than the rescue of a failing financial system.

Today's elite spend on a grand scale while pretending to be "just folks."


Unions invested heavily in the campaign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Was that a huge mistake?