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To Beat the Right, We Have to Understand Their Arguments

Matt McManus Jacobin
Since the French Revolution, the Right has deployed a common set of arguments to resist the drive to democratize economic and political power. The Left will only win if we analyze their rhetoric — and counter it.

AOC in Conversation With Noam Chomsky: The Way Forward

Laura Flanders interviewing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Noam Chimsky Jacobin
At 93, Noam Chomsky is the most important leftist intellectual alive. At 32, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of our most important leftist elected officials. The two recently spoke about our prospects for winning a better world.

Actually, Joe Biden Was Elected to Be FDR

Michael Tomasky The New Republic
Abigail Spanberger is wrong: Biden campaigned explicitly by comparing his ideas to the New Deal. That’s what millions of people voted for.

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The PMC and Virtue Hoarding

James Foley Conter
Reviewer Foley discusses a new examination of the "professional managerial class." The book's publisher calls this book "an unapologetically polemical call to reject making a virtue out of taste and consumption habits."

Cuomo's Departure Is an Opportunity for the Left

Ross Barkan Substack
It cannot be overstated how much of an obstacle Cuomo, once a popular and inordinately powerful executive, was to the progressive movement in New York. His successor, Kathy Hochul, will have to gravitate to the left, where New York voters are.

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Workplace Struggles Are Political

Marianne Garneau Organizing Work
The owners of capitalist society would like us to see politics as its own sphere of activity completely separate from the economy.

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The Gatekeeper: Charting Paul Krugman’s Economics Turn for the Better

Adam Tooze London Review of Books
A systemic look at the evolving intellectual career of New York Times economics writer and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman in his shift from herald of neoliberal globalism to an emphasis on class and the public policies that address social inequities.

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Right to Work has Failed to Live up to Conservative Hype

Rick Haglund Michigan Advance
The annual decline in the number of union members actually slowed after the a right-to-work law in Michigan took effect in 2013. And membership grew to 604,000 in 2020 from 589,000 in 2019. 
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