You wouldn’t know it from the widespread glorification of America’s “founding fathers,” but the years around American independence were shot through with class conflict between elites and working people. And most of the founding fathers were on the wrong side.
The Global South produces 26% more manufactured goods than the North but accounts for 80% less income per capita. The assertion that inequality is due to the lack of development of productive forces in the South thus becomes nonsensical.
This book situates the climate crisis in a socioeconomic context, showing, writes reviewer Chen, how events like big wildfires are "important signifiers of an unfolding global calamity that urges the public to challenge the status quo."
The European Union’s power sector is an example of what market fundamentalism has done to electricity networks. With the end of cheap natural gas, retail consumers and businesses are paying the price for their governments’ embrace of a shoddy theory.
What makes this noteworthy is that it comes from an economist who gained his reputation as a researcher with vaguely left-of-center sensibilities but was far from a radical. The times are such that even honest moderates are driven to radical remedies
When it comes to pro sports, public officials are constantly dealing with issues from social equity to neighborhood development to taxpayer subsidies. Nothing illustrates these issues better than Atlanta’s long relationship with the Braves.