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Workers of the World Unite (At Last)

Ronaldo Munck Working-Class Perspectives
Our world order, globalized from above, cries out for a globalized response from below, a new international fit for the purpose of system transformation in the twenty-first century

China’s Belt and Road of Science

Emanuel Pastreich Foreign Policy in Focus
China’s ambitious infrastructure Belt and Road Initiative is about building knowledge and not just things. It has grown by leaps and bounds while America’s geopolitical vision has become increasingly isolationist, paranoid, and confrontational.

9 Reasons Why You Should Care About Trade

Ethan Earle The Nation
Elites make trade boring for a reason. Here's how to fight back. These agreements don't just set tariffs and other trade restrictions. They may end up governing the quality of your water. They're about the price of your medications....

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What the Strike Ahead of Uber's IPO Exposes About American Inequality

Alana Semuels Time
One group who won’t benefit much from Uber’s IPO: its drivers, who numbered 3.9 million at the end of last year. They are likely to see their pay worsen as the company strives to become more profitable while facing public shareholder pressure.

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Edge of Chaos

Paschal Donohoe The Irish Times
In this new book, Zambian-born economist Dambisa Moyo is concerned with the relationship between democracy and economic growth. Reviewer Donohoe considers whether the author sees any intrinsic value in democracy.

A Green New Deal for Agriculture

Raj Patel and Jim Goodman Jacobin
farmer workers during New Deal in 1930s Agriculture policy in the original New Deal sprang from a...mix of class struggle and uneasy alliances. The Green New Deal will have...a different coalition...(to) challenge the dominant mode of agriculture and create a more just food system.
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