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Charles Kernaghan, RIP

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On June 10, 2022
The 1990s was the worst decade ever for the American left. In the post-socialist world, the domination of capitalism over our lives seemed unshakeable. Bill Clinton led the Democratic Party sprinting right on economic issues. Jobs by the millions left the U.S. and no one in power cared. It was all celebratory ideology and no […]
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On August 2, 1995, California agents raided an apartment complex in El Monte, California, freeing 72 Thai immigrants forced to work in an illegal sweatshop. This case demonstrated the labor trafficking that still goes on in the United States, even today, and also the fact that while we may think of American sweatshops as a […]
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Five years after Rana Plaza, basically nothing has changed for south and southeast Asian sweatshop workers. American consumers effectively don’t care. The left doesn’t actually take trade policy seriously except for knee-jerk rejections of trade agreements. I oppose most of those agreements too, but to reform this system, the left has to have actual, concrete […]
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