How Silicon Valley Broke the Economy
The question of how to fix the tech industry is now inseparable from the question of how to fix late 20th century capitalism.
October 14, 2019
The making of the black working class.
William P. Jones
October 7, 2019
The Credo Company
A shocking story about the biggest company in the US's most profitable industry.
The Huffington Post
August 1, 2019
The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You
The 400 wealthiest Americans now pay a lower rate than the middle class.
New York Times
October 6, 2019
Remembering the First Clash Between UAW and GM
The strike at GM recalls the Flint sit-down strikes of 1936-7: a profit-hungry corporation, a fed-up workforce, and workers' willingness to take militant action.
October 1, 2019
On One of the Great Unsung Heroes of the American Labor Movement
Emma Tenayuca and the San Antonio Pecan Shellers Strike of 1938.
October 2, 2019
Home on the Range
A review of “The American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century: A Social and Cultural History.”
Victor Davis Hanson
The New Criterion
September 27, 2019
The pitfalls and the potential of cryptocurrency are explored in three recent publications.
Los Angeles Review of Books
August 20, 2019
State of the Unions
What happened to America’s labor movement?
The New Yorker
August 26, 2019
The Necessary Radicalism of Bernie Sanders
His plan to enhance workplace democracy puts the strike back where it belongs: at the center of political power.
New York Times
September 11, 2019
How Gentrification Caused America’s Cities to Burn
Yuppies attract cafes and amenities to gentrifying neighborhoods. They also spark rising rents — and even violence.
Made by History
September 13, 2019
How Google Discovered the Value of Surveillance
In 2002, still reeling from the dot-com crash, Google realized they’d been harvesting a very valuable raw material — your behavior.
September 5, 2019