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June 14, 2021
Brad Lander Knows How to Achieve the Big, Bold Structural Changes That Will Transform New York
The urban planner running for comptroller argues that the city can drive innovation and change by leveraging its financial power and influence to serve the people.
June 8, 2021
Charting a Sustainable Course for the Blue Economy
Ocean industries are often even more polluting than their terrestrial counterparts.
June 4, 2021
Covid-19 Is a Boon for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Buds
The British government’s latest “test to travel” scheme is providing yet another opportunity for Conservative officials’ friends—like Randox founder Peter FitzGerald—to profit from the crisis.
Natasha Hakimi Zapata
May 21, 2021
The Blue Welfare State
With its new budget proposal, California could be poised to go down the social-democratic route taken by most Western democracies three-quarters of a century ago.
May 12, 2021
When Lean-In Feminism Reaches the Factory Floor
Garment workers in India don’t need life-skills training. They need higher wages.
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May 5, 2021
Student Debt Is Devastating American Families—Here’s How
Advocates collected thousands of responses from borrowers across the country, and their stories show just how debilitating student debt has become.
April 27, 2021
What Next for Amazon Workers?
How labor can leverage the current antitrust revival to advance unionization at Amazon and other giant corporations.
April 26, 2021
¿Quiere arreglar la brecha racial de riqueza? Comience cancelando la deuda estudiantil.
Quiero imaginar un futuro mejor, al igual que lo hicieron mis padres. Pero no debería venir con ataduras abrumadoras.
April 26, 2021
Want to Fix the Racial Wealth Gap? Start By Canceling Student Debt.
I want to imagine a better future, just as my parents did. But it shouldn’t come with overwhelming strings attached.
April 22, 2021
Platforms Like Canvas Play Fast and Loose With Students’ Data
Many universities have yet to reckon with the data justice implications of learning technologies—now, with online learning the norm, these practices deserve more scrutiny.