Capitalism

How Stan Lee Became the Face of an Exploitative Industry

How Stan Lee Became the Face of an Exploitative Industry How Stan Lee Became the Face of an Exploitative Industry

The Marvel editor became a Hollywood icon by claiming credit for other people’s creations.

Jul 28, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Visitors walk past the New York Stock Exchange

The Right Hates Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) Investing. The Left Should, Too. The Right Hates Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) Investing. The Left Should, Too.

If the right really understood ESG, they would celebrate it, not denounce it.

Jun 29, 2023 / Brad Swanson

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 23: Associate Justice Samuel Alito sits during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on April 23, 2021. (Photo by Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images)

Matchmaker Leonard Leo Helps Unite Billionaires With Supreme Court Justices Matchmaker Leonard Leo Helps Unite Billionaires With Supreme Court Justices

High-court corruption is built on a network of plutocratic coziness.

Jun 23, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Common Sense Fiscal Policy or Austerity by Another Name?

Common Sense Fiscal Policy or Austerity by Another Name? Common Sense Fiscal Policy or Austerity by Another Name?

An interview with Clara E. Mattei about how liberal economists help quash working class movements and her new book The Capital Order. 

Jul 18, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins

People stand outside Silicon Valley Bank.

Abolish Venture Capitalism Abolish Venture Capitalism

Venture capitalists have supercharged surveillance, immiseration, and dispossession. Why should we trust them with so much power over the economy? 

May 23, 2023 / Edward Ongweso Jr.

Protester with sign

Is This the Most Dangerous Right-Wing Think Tank You’ve Never Heard Of? Is This the Most Dangerous Right-Wing Think Tank You’ve Never Heard Of?

Meet the Foundation for Government Accountability.

May 10, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Bill Gates

Do Charitable Write-Offs Pay Off? Do Charitable Write-Offs Pay Off?

The nonprofit-industrial complex would have you believe they do.

Apr 28, 2023 / Rebecca Gordon

Exploitation, Abuse, and Death: The Dark Side of Working in the Weed Industry

Exploitation, Abuse, and Death: The Dark Side of Working in the Weed Industry Exploitation, Abuse, and Death: The Dark Side of Working in the Weed Industry

The cannabis industry is booming, but workers say they face low wages, rapacious bosses, and life-threatening conditions.

May 1, 2023 / Feature / Dusty Christensen

close-up of a frightened dog on a sofa

Private Equity Is Killing Your Pets Private Equity Is Killing Your Pets

Private equity firms have gobbled veterinary companies around the country—and the results have been disastrous.

Apr 25, 2023 / Brendan Ballou

Man pours liquid into a bottle in front of a pile of bottles

Nothing Encapsulates the False Promise of Capitalism Like Plastic Nothing Encapsulates the False Promise of Capitalism Like Plastic

Individual good intentions can only carry us so far when the global recycling system is stacked in favor of the oil industry.

Apr 18, 2023 / Nanjala Nyabola

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