Host Doug Henwood covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global.
Is work from home here to stay? And the Confederate roots of the concept “taxpayer”
Economist Réka Juhász looks at the move from home to factory in early 19th century for precedents for today’s move to working from home: will it stick? And Brookings fellow Vanessa Williamson explores the roots of the concept of “taxpayers,” popular in conservative discourse, in Southern elites’ successful efforts to disenfranchise black citizens and undo Reconstruction in the 1870s.
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The Capitol Assault: Is It Fascism?
Political scientist Jodi Dean reflects on whether Trump is a fascist and the future of the right in the US. And historian Quinn Slobodian, co-author of this article , looks at the "Querdenker"—the odd coalition of out-of-the-box thinkers in Germany who hate masks and lockdowns.
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Indian farmer strikes, minimum wage, tech worker union
• Vijoo Krishnan on the Indian farmer strikes
• Yannet Lathrop, author of this report , on state and local minimum wage increases
• Alex Peterson on the Alphabet Workers Union [if you’re interested in organizing a union at your tech workplace, contact the CWA’s tech worker project ]
Indian strikes, a new feminist magazine
Vijay Prashad, historian, journalist, and director of The Tricontinental, on the general strike and farmer protests in India; Sarah Leonard and Natalie Adler on Lux, a new feminist magazine they are among the editors of
A memorial to Leo Panitch
A tribute to Leo Panitch, who died on December 19: excerpts from 2012 and 2018 interviews.
Why Republican judges voted against Trump, and a look at a brutal “release” house for prisoners
The conservative legal commentator Walter Olson explains why all those Republican judges, including those on the Supreme Court, voted against Trump's ridiculous lawsuits to overturn the election. And journalist Lindsay Beyerstein looks at Passages, a brutal "release" house for women prisoners in Montana.