Economy

Is 2024 the Year of Trust-Busting? Is 2024 the Year of Trust-Busting?

Matt Stoller and Stacy Mitchell discuss the battle against monopoly power.

Q&A / Laura Flanders

Biden Touts His Student Debt Relief, but the Crisis Demands Much More Biden Touts His Student Debt Relief, but the Crisis Demands Much More

The president is canceling student loan debt in batches of thousands, but the need is in the millions. It’s costing him the voters he needs most.

Eleni Schirmer

Luxury Brands Are Buying Our Cities Luxury Brands Are Buying Our Cities

Conglomerates like LVMH are gobbling up whole neighborhoods to advance their own interests.

Column / Kate Wagner

Policy

President Joe Biden at a podium in front of a banner reading

Biden Touts His Student Debt Relief, but the Crisis Demands Much More Biden Touts His Student Debt Relief, but the Crisis Demands Much More

The president is canceling student loan debt in batches of thousands, but the need is in the millions. It’s costing him the voters he needs most.

Eleni Schirmer

Emmanuel Macron, France's president, pauses during news conference following a Special European Council summit in Brussels, Belgium, on April 18, 2024. The European Union's waning clout is sounding alarm bells in Europe's capitals.

The Origins of Europe’s Economic Malaise The Origins of Europe’s Economic Malaise

Everyone seems to agree that Europe is struggling—but the EU shouldn’t look to the US for inspiration.

Harrison Stetler

A homeless child

The Criminalization of Poverty Is Creating a More Violent World The Criminalization of Poverty Is Creating a More Violent World

Our faith traditions and constitutional values are clear that it is cruel and unusual punishment to treat the homeless the way we do in the United States.

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Shailly Gupta Barnes

Labor

The Next Front in Palestine Solidarity: Worker Strikes The Next Front in Palestine Solidarity: Worker Strikes

The symbiotic relationship between universities and the military puts higher education workers in a position of significant structural power.

Jonathan Rosenblum

Learning the Right Lessons From the UAW Loss in Alabama Learning the Right Lessons From the UAW Loss in Alabama

Mercedes put on an “A-level boss fight.”  Which was only to be expected. So how can the union win next time?

Jane McAlevey

Can Biden Become a Pugilist for Populism? Can Biden Become a Pugilist for Populism?

Why it’s time to take Adam Tooze’s advice and “re-politicize the economy.”

Katrina vanden Heuvel

It’s Not Too Late for Democrats to Win Back Rural Voters It’s Not Too Late for Democrats to Win Back Rural Voters

Putting together a Democratic majority in 2024 requires winning back some portion of the rural working class. The good news is that it can be done. Here’s how.

Column / Erica Etelson and Anthony Flaccavento

The Score

You Deserve a 4-Day Workweek

You Deserve a 4-Day Workweek You Deserve a 4-Day Workweek

It’s time for Americans to claw their lives back from work.

Editorial / Bryce Covert

Too Many Economists Thought This Was Impossible

Too Many Economists Thought This Was Impossible Too Many Economists Thought This Was Impossible

The increase in the number of people working has helped tamp down inflation and has shown the importance of aiming for full employment.

Editorial / Mike Konczal

We Have the Solution to Child Poverty. Republicans Are Blocking It.

We Have the Solution to Child Poverty. Republicans Are Blocking It. We Have the Solution to Child Poverty. Republicans Are Blocking It.

The expansion of the child tax credits under the American Rescue Plan halved child poverty. When the policy ended, child poverty shot back up.

Editorial / Bryce Covert

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Black MAGA Is Still MAGA to the Core

Black MAGA Is Still MAGA to the Core Black MAGA Is Still MAGA to the Core

Trump’s strategy for the Black vote has been high on empty symbolism and low on specific policy benefits for the Black community.

May 22, 2024 / Clarence Lusane

Gabrielius Landsbergis takes part in protest

Georgia Dreaming: Is Another Color Revolution About to Kick Off? Georgia Dreaming: Is Another Color Revolution About to Kick Off?

Ten years after the massive street protests that overthrew Ukraine’s president—and helped precipitate war with Russia—another former Soviet Republic teeters on the brink.

May 20, 2024 / Vadim Nikitin

Welcome to the Age of Psychedelic Inequality

Welcome to the Age of Psychedelic Inequality Welcome to the Age of Psychedelic Inequality

Psychedelic-assisted therapies have been hailed as the wave of the future. They’re also becoming big business. What if most people can’t afford them?

May 20, 2024 / Feature / Alissa Quart

A pro-Palestinian demonstrators display Free Palestine mafla during a peaceful rally at the Bukit Jalil indoor stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Southeast Asia Is in an Uproar Over Gaza Southeast Asia Is in an Uproar Over Gaza

From political mommy bloggers to McDonald’s boycotts, frustration with Israel and the US’s approach to Gaza has reverberated across the region. Now, there are implications for Chi…

May 16, 2024 / Timothy McLaughlin

CCNY Student Protest

CUNY and Columbia: A Tale of Two Campuses CUNY and Columbia: A Tale of Two Campuses

Why are the City College protesters being charged with felonies that could land them up to nine years in jail—while Columbia students are facing much lighter sentences?

May 16, 2024 / Nicolas Niarchos

President Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks about American energy production during a visit to the Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Midland, Texas.

Biden’s Best Move Is to Declare Class War. Why Is He Holding Back? Biden’s Best Move Is to Declare Class War. Why Is He Holding Back?

With Donald Trump making promises to oil barons, the President has avoided making his Republican opponent’s connections to corporate America a feature of his reelection campaign.

May 16, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

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