The arc of Paul Krugman’s thinking shows the paradox of liberal reformism constrained by a conservative understanding of the possible.
Luke Savage is a staff writer at Jacobin.
In 2016 we learned that for some liberals, the best time to push for fundamental change is never. In 2020, we can expect more of the same.
The media doesn’t talk much about working-class America. But when it does, it mainly has one thing to say about it: that it’s entirely white, male, and very right-wing. All those things are lies.
In the 1970s, Canada’s working class was at the height of its power, combining shop-floor militancy, political ambition, and intellectual confidence. Canada’s liberal elites, led by Pierre Trudeau, were determined to crush it.
The stakes are too high in 2020 for another charismatic, ideologically empty politician, standing for everything and nothing in particular, like Beto O'Rourke.
Billionaires are the grotesque products of an exploitative, immoral economic system. We should get rid of them.
Just three men have more wealth than 160 million Americans. We're ruled by a rigged system designed to exploit the many for the benefit of the few.
If Canada’s NDP is to have a future, it needs to rediscover its militancy.
Nancy Pelosi and the rest of institutional liberalism has to decide whether they're on the side of working people or health insurance companies.
Mainstream Democrats love to talk about making things like health care and education more affordable. They should be talking about making them free.
Exciting news: burnt coffee magnate Howard Schultz wants to make an independent run for president. Americans may finally get the common-sense, bipartisan solutions they’ve been yearning for!
Aaron Sorkin wants to give Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez advice. Yet The West Wing creator’s worldview remains a vision of liberalism at its hollowest and most ineffective.
With a restless Democratic base leaning left, party centrists are looking for their Justin Trudeau — a candidate who will seem progressive while preserving the status quo.
Individual acts of holiday charity by the rich are a hustle. Real altruism is collective.
Contemporary liberals are temperamentally conservative — and what they want to conserve is a morally bankrupt political order.
When the survival of the planet is at stake, calls for moderation and compromise aren’t a mark of adult politics — they’re a threat to civilization.
The life of Harry Leslie Smith, a working-class rebel to the end, was a towering monument to socialist compassion, internationalism, and peace.
Republicans could not have conquered the labor stronghold of Wisconsin without the complacency of the Democratic Party.
Decrying “tribalism” is a favorite pastime of American elites, but the real problem is the unity among them.
A new book of essays edited by UK Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell makes the case for economic democracy and charts the increasingly transformative thinking of Corbyn's Labour Party.