Capitalists look at houses and only see dollar signs. But we can win a world where housing isn’t only guaranteed for all, but homes are a place to grow and thrive.
Nicole M. Aschoff is on the editorial board at Jacobin. She is the author of The New Prophets of Capital and the forthcoming The Smartphone Society: Technology, Power, and Resistance in the New Gilded Age.
Everywhere you look, the wealthy and powerful are touting “green investing” as a way to fight climate change. It’s not — it’s just a scheme to make some rich people even richer.
Feminism is about fighting for a good life for everyone, regardless of gender, race, or income. We can’t achieve that under capitalism.
The late scholar Immanuel Wallerstein left us with an important message — while the need to elect progressive leadership is urgent, the solutions to the ills of capitalism won’t be found in one country.
For-profit colleges are making Wall Street firms even richer. Bush’s 2008 GI Bill helped make that possible.
With their new statement disavowing “shareholder value,” the CEOs of the country’s biggest corporations are trying to send a message: we feel your pain and we want to do better. They’re empty words, but it’s the latest sign that the masters of the universe are getting nervous about capitalism’s waning popular legitimacy.
Even the Financial Times, the mouthpiece of international business, is suggesting the US needs an industrial policy. But we need one that empowers workers, not American corporations.
The new normal of low interest rates is designed to sooth the palpitations of capitalists, not to improve the lives of working people.
Facebook is joining a long tradition of companies minting their own currency to cement their monopoly over the infrastructure of social and economic life. Now is the time to stop tech titans like Mark Zuckerberg in their tracks — before they amass even more power.
The closing of the Lordstown plant and the recent Chattanooga defeat are the latest crushing losses for US autoworkers. What's worse, the UAW has proven completely incapable of fighting back.
The relationship between private equity firms and workers is zero sum: when they thrive, working-class communities suffer.
Advertisers thrive on perpetuating a system that is ravaging the planet. We can do without them — and a lot of the junk they’re trying to sell us.
Tech companies are getting into the business of making cities. We need to stop Silicon Valley social engineering before things get even worse.
Tom Friedman and Steve Bannon are, as usual, wrong. Hardship in the United States can’t be blamed on China’s “economic war” on democracy. It’s the fault of American corporations and elites.
The Financial Times thinks Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn are would-be despots. They're wrong — it's socialists, not centrists, who will save democracy.
Harvard is worried because people increasingly don’t seem to like capitalism. But elite universities and billionaires are part of the problem, not the solution.
Yes, it was absurd for Trump to suggest nominating Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve. But the Fed is already political — our goal should be to make it democratic.
The battle between the US and China over global hegemony has moved to the technological arena. But what we really need is a democratic digital commons.
For the first time in decades, a genuine opening for the Left has emerged. We must forge a new consensus.
Bernie Sanders is right: we need to rein in the big banks. But we shouldn't just break them up — we should socialize them.