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June 24, 2022
The Real Reason to Be Nervous About AI
Declarations of sentience are wildly premature. But the dangers AI poses to labor are very real.
June 20, 2022
How Bleak Is the Future of the Art World?
A conversation with critic Ben Davis about making art amid global crisis, fine art’s waning relevance, and his recent book
Art in the After-Culture
June 9, 2022
If Men Could Breastfeed
Here’s a solution to the baby formula crisis.
May 23, 2022
Vivek Chibber on the Future of Marxist Thought
His new book
The Class Matrix: Social Theory After the Cultural Turn
is an impassioned argument for centering class politics in both theory and praxis.
May 10, 2022
China’s Battle for Cultural Power Begins at the Box Office
A conversation with Erich Schwartzel about the vexed relationship between Hollywood and Beijing, how movies became a vehicle for Chinese ideology, and his new book
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April 13, 2022
Has Neoliberalism Really Come to an End?
A conversation with historian Gary Gerstle about understanding neoliberalism as a bipartisan worldview and how the political order it ushered in has crumbled.
April 6, 2022
How Can Puerto Rico Escape the Debt Trap?
When it comes to Puerto Rico, the questions of debt haunt everyday life and shape the colonial reality of the island.
April 5, 2022
Let’s Start Charging Men to Have Babies
Mothers are pushed out of the workforce. Maybe it’s time for a market solution.
March 31, 2022
Medicare for All Is Not Enough
Communities, not corporations, should own our most vital health care assets.
David U. Himmelstein
March 8, 2022
Are Museums in Crisis?
As institutions around the world deal with various challenges—politically and economically—it is worth asking if museums have lost their authority.