Ethical Economics

I Saw the Future of Climate Technology—and Its Big-Oil Investors

I Saw the Future of Climate Technology—and Its Big-Oil Investors I Saw the Future of Climate Technology—and Its Big-Oil Investors

At the Cleantech North America conference, the fates of climate-tech start-ups are tangled into the balance sheets of companies who caused the crisis in the first place.

Feb 15, 2024 / Molly Taft

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

Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, speaks during a news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 18, 2023.

Bernie Sanders: “The International Billionaire Class Is Making Out Like Bandits” Bernie Sanders: “The International Billionaire Class Is Making Out Like Bandits”

The Vermont senator denounces the wealth concentration fueling global wars at the expense of everyday people.

Feb 8, 2024 / Sen. Bernie Sanders

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

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

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

We’ve Got to Tax the Rich

We’ve Got to Tax the Rich We’ve Got to Tax the Rich

Of all the ills afflicting our democracy, the failure to rein in the power of money remains the most egregious.

Jan 23, 2024 / Editorial / D.D. Guttenplan

Phil White, a British millionaire, poses with a placard that reads

The Case for Capping Wealth at $10 Million The Case for Capping Wealth at $10 Million

The superrich at Davos do not deserve their hoards, and the rest of the world desperately needs those resources.

Jan 17, 2024 / Ingrid Robeyns

A statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse

Socialism and Disney Are Incompatible Socialism and Disney Are Incompatible

Our species can’t afford another century of the principles fostered by the Disney emporium.

Dec 11, 2023 / Ariel Dorfman

You Deserve a 4-Day Workweek

You Deserve a 4-Day Workweek You Deserve a 4-Day Workweek

It’s time for Americans to claw their lives back from work.

Nov 24, 2023 / Editorial / Bryce Covert

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