Economy

Charleston Removes John C. Calhoun Statue From City's Marion Square

The Party of Lincoln Is Really the Party of Calhoun The Party of Lincoln Is Really the Party of Calhoun

Nikki Haley and Greg Abbott echo the theorist of secession.

Feb 2, 2024 / Jeet Heer

11 Arguments for Open Borders

11 Arguments for Open Borders 11 Arguments for Open Borders

A world not divided by militarized borders would help form a world where sustainability and justice take precedence over extraction and exploitation.

Feb 5, 2024 / John Washington

Is Derek Penslar the Wrong Kind of Jew for Harvard?

Is Derek Penslar the Wrong Kind of Jew for Harvard? Is Derek Penslar the Wrong Kind of Jew for Harvard?

He’s a distinguished scholar, director of Harvard’s Center for Jewish Studies, and former president of the American Academy for Jewish Research. But Bill Ackman doesn’t like him.

Feb 2, 2024 / Eric Alterman

The Century of Milton Friedman

The Century of Milton Friedman The Century of Milton Friedman

An interview with Jennifer Burns on her authoritative new biography of the American economist and the personal and intellectual origins of his theories.

Feb 5, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during afternoon trading on January 22, 2024, in New York City. The Dow Jones and S&P both hit all-time highs with the Dow Jones closing over 38,000 points for the first time ever as stocks continue to rise.

Why We Need a “Doug Jones” More Than a Dow Jones Why We Need a “Doug Jones” More Than a Dow Jones

On the Magnificent Seven and market myths.

Jan 30, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

President Joe Biden at the pulpit of the St. John Baptist Church

The Abject Failure of Biden’s Quiet Diplomacy Is Spreading Middle Eastern Chaos The Abject Failure of Biden’s Quiet Diplomacy Is Spreading Middle Eastern Chaos

The president’s promise of restraint is repeatedly belied by the reality of continued escalation.

Jan 29, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Austrian Marlene Engelhorn, whose family owns Germany's chemical giant BASF, poses with a placard reading “tax the rich!”

This Austrian Heiress Wants to Redistribute Millions of Dollars This Austrian Heiress Wants to Redistribute Millions of Dollars

Marlene Engelhorn has committed to giving away 90 percent of her wealth. Will a council of citizens be able to decide how to spend it?

Jan 30, 2024 / Zoë Beery

A wide-frame photo of marchers at the March for Life in front of the Washington Monument, on a snowy, foggy day.

From “Don’t Say Gay” to Abortion Bans, a New Pronatalism Is Here From “Don’t Say Gay” to Abortion Bans, a New Pronatalism Is Here

To understand the conservative fervor around abortion, contraception, and LGBTQ rights, we have to understand the impact these relatively new rights have on the labor market.

Jan 29, 2024 / Comment / Elizabeth Gregory

We Underestimate Young People. That’s a Mistake.

We Underestimate Young People. That’s a Mistake. We Underestimate Young People. That’s a Mistake.

Younger generations are out there leading the way toward justice in a fashion that they seldom get credit for.

Jan 24, 2024 / Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

Young man holding wallet and counting money.

“I Had to Turn My Interests Into Something Profitable” “I Had to Turn My Interests Into Something Profitable”

For many young people today, work often means giving up their hobbies—or being forced to monetize them.

Jan 25, 2024 / StudentNation / Aina Marzia

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