Disaster Capitalism

Can Biden Become a Pugilist for Populism?

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.”

May 21, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Boeing building

Fatal Recklessness at Boeing Traces Back to Long-Standing C-Suite Greed Fatal Recklessness at Boeing Traces Back to Long-Standing C-Suite Greed

Why Jack Welch’s philosophy of maximizing short-term shareholder value at all costs is to blame.

Apr 9, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Democracy Dies in Darkness

Democracy Dies in Darkness Democracy Dies in Darkness

The rise of authoritarian criminals threatens the world.

Mar 7, 2024 / OppArt / Sue Coe

Palestinians are standing next to an unexploded bomb dropped by an Israeli F-16 warplane in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza Strip, on January 1, 2024

They’re Supposed to Be Socially Conscious Investors. Why Are They Funding the War on Gaza? They’re Supposed to Be Socially Conscious Investors. Why Are They Funding the War on Gaza?

A range of so-called ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) funds have major investments in some of the weapons manufacturers making arms for Israel.

Feb 16, 2024 / Sarah Sax

President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders during a 2020 presidential primary debate.

Democrats and the Left: A Mutual Dependency Democrats and the Left: A Mutual Dependency

Mass movements stoke the fires of popular discontent, but only the state can pass laws and overhaul key institutions.

Jan 9, 2024 / Michael Kazin

Thin crowd of anti-vaxxers protested on Times Square against vaccination mandates for many professions.

Why Don't Americans Believe in Science? Why Don't Americans Believe in Science?

When medicine doesn’t focus on prevention, anti-vaccination rhetoric flourishes. It’s time to address the system.

Nov 30, 2023 / Highlights / Philip Eil

Javier Milei lifts a chainsaw next to Buenos Aires province governor candidate Carolina Píparo during a rally on September 25, 2023 in San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Argentina’s Chainsaw Massacre Election Argentina’s Chainsaw Massacre Election

A far-right libertarian and dictatorship apologist is about to become the nation’s next president. It’s a victory that the United States helped enable.

Nov 21, 2023 / Jacob Sugarman

Santiago, Chile, June 1973.

How Pinochet’s Chile Became a Laboratory for Neoliberalism How Pinochet’s Chile Became a Laboratory for Neoliberalism

A new book examines how a group of University of Chicago–trained economists sought to remake the Chilean economy in the aftermath of 1973.

Nov 14, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Vincent Bevins

A boy searches through buildings, destroyed during Israeli air raids in the southern Gaza Strip on November 10, 2023, in Khan Yunis, Gaza.

Architects Must Refuse to Profit From the Ruins of Palestine Architects Must Refuse to Profit From the Ruins of Palestine

Gaza is a site of human tragedy, not a prize of war.

Nov 14, 2023 / Column / Kate Wagner

photo of a sink with water that is not safe for drinking

A Year Later, the Water Crisis in Jackson Has Gone From Acute to Chronic A Year Later, the Water Crisis in Jackson Has Gone From Acute to Chronic

And the officials in charge of fixing the situation seem more interested in privatization than accountability.

Sep 7, 2023 / Highlights / Makani Themba

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