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Thomas Piketty: The Making of a Socialist

Robert Kuttner New York Times
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

Winners and Losers in the Politics of the Old Ball Game

Jabari Simama Governing
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.

The Economics of Irreconcilability

Joyce Mao Positions Politics
The new cold war resounds with echoes of the old one, including geopolitical maneuvering and proprietary competition over technological innovations.

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The Bryn Mawr Summer School Prepared Workers for the Class Struggle

Jackie Brown, Leanna Katz Jacobin
In the 1920s and ’30s, a summer school for industrial working women built an economics curriculum around the perspective of labor rather than capital. It offers a visionary example of worker ed that emphasizes class struggle and worker empowerment.

How Will the US Counter China?

Michael T Klare Le Monde diplomatique
Would a Joe Biden administration relieve pressure on China, with less antagonism? Though the rhetoric may be softened, the main thrust of US policy, to prevent Beijing from ever achieving international parity with Washington, is unlikely to change
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