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The New Gilded Age Marches On

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On February 26, 2020
Donald Trump once again has defeated neoliberalism: The National Labor Relations Board announced a new regulation on Tuesday that makes it harder to challenge companies over their labor practices, potentially affecting the rights of millions of workers. The rule, which will take effect on April 27, scales back the responsibility of companies like McDonald’s for […]
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The Next Recession

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On November 13, 2019
One thought I’ve had a lot over the last couple of years is that the real power of the rejuvenated left will truly be determined in the next recession, not in this presidential election. The biggest reason that no bankers went to prison after 2008 is that the left was so enervated and weak that […]
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The False Economy

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On May 21, 2019
Yes, unemployment rates are low. There are jobs for most people who want them. But this has not really budged the national worry over income inequality and the widespread belief that the economy does not work for most of us. There’s a good reason for that–it does not. Unemployment numbers are a facile measure of […]
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