Category: Economics

Gloria Dawson: Poor fetishes, poor critiques: gentrification as violence

If we actually want to build a city for everyone, we should support and participate in those organizing efforts against displacement, against privatization, for housing held in common and at rents everyone can afford

Pete Dolack: Real unemployment is double the ‘official’ unemployment rate

How many people are really out of work?

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Chris Hedges: Journalism as Subversion

Global capitalism seeks to erase our stories and our histories

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Paul Mason: To move beyond boom and bust, we need a new theory of capitalism

The fundamental question in economics still concerns the 2008 crisis. Was this event the last in a series of shocks needed to allow a third technological revolution to take off? Or was it evidence that capitalism’s tendency to adapt and reshape in response to technology has stalled, or is even finished?

Sarah Anderson: Off the Deep End

The Wall Street Bonus Pool and Low-Wage Workers

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Jérôme Roos: Blockupy vs ECB: a battle for the future of European democracy

Yes, the Eurozone is running itself into the ground. And no, it cannot be reformed. For European democracy to thrive, it must be torn asunder

Nicole Aschoff: The Smartphone Society

We have the power to contest and deny capital’s gains, and we should. Perhaps our phones will come in handy along the way

John Ikerd: The Failure of Modern Industrial Agriculture

Americans are being subjected to an ongoing multimillion-dollar propaganda campaign designed to “increase confidence and trust in today’s agriculture”

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Michael T. Klare: Big Oil’s Broken Business Model

The Real Story Behind the Oil Price Collapse

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Gar Alperovitz: Inequality’s Dead End—And the Possibility of a New, Long-Term Direction

The real option on the table involves building what amounts to a new kind of economy—a “next system,” if you like—that is constructed, institutionally, from the ground up

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