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May 22-29, 2017, Issue
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The Government Wouldn’t Rein In the Banks’ Predatory Practices—Until These Tellers Stepped In
The Committee for Better Banks is organizing to change the banking industry from the inside out.
Economic Democracy and the Billion-Dollar Co-op
Is our energy grid a sleeping giant of collective ownership?
Trumpism: It’s Coming From the Suburbs
Racism, fascism, and working-class Americans.
Jesse A. Myerson
The Rock-Star Appeal of Modern Monetary Theory
The Sanders generation and a new economic idea.
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
What Will Kill Neoliberalism?
A roundtable on its fate.
William Darity Jr.
Asking for a Friend: I Have a Fancy Law Degree, but No One Will Hire Me to Do Good!
And another reader loves a prickly communist.
Out From Under Capitalism
An introduction to our special issue.
The Most Important Story of Trump’s First 100 Days
The United States is a constitutional democracy, whether Trump likes it or not.
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The People’s Voice Is Heard
The Democratic Party Is Fighting Over Its Future. How Important Will Defending Abortion Rights Be?
It’s one thing to acknowledge that anti-choice Democratic leaders exist. It’s another to say that the party should welcome them to get back into the majority.
The Election Could Give Theresa May a Mandate. It Won’t Give Her a Clue.
There’s no such thing as a successful Brexit, only degrees of bad.
Books & the Arts
George Saunders’s Lincoln
The novel ‘
Lincoln in the Bardo’
examines the Civil War as the root of America’s violent past—and as a possible source of empathy that might release us from it.
The Fight Over Sexual Freedom
Geoffrey Stone’s book is a powerful reminder that the history of sexual equality is one of backlash as well as progress.
Pushing the Limits of Photography
The reflexive photography of Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Jason Loebs.
When Big Names Are Everywhere
are movies lovingly dedicated to the virtues of the small and the anonymous.
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Letters From the May 22/29, 2017, Issue
Schlesinger and Navasky on McCarthyism… Pollitt, Navasky, Grandin, and Lawrence on ‘Russiagate’…
Puzzle No. 3432
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto