As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, our ruling classes are coming to the conclusion that in the contest between loss of profit and loss of life, they choose death.
Peter Frase is on the editorial board of Jacobin and the author of Four Futures: Life After Capitalism.
The “UBI” ideas being thrown around as a response to the coronavirus are, in many cases, neither universal, basic, nor an income. But they do show how much the Left has shifted what’s considered possible over the past decade.
We need a comprehensive vision of ecological reconstruction — and that means having geoengineering as part of our vision.
The socialist project is about more than just winning a nicer version of capitalism.
Creating institutions where people exercise control over their lives is important in itself as a goal of socialist politics.
Steve Bannon was supposed to mobilize Trump's adoring masses, and so far he's failed.
It’ll be more meaningful — but hopefully won’t involve endless meetings.
Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn survived decades of reaction to inspire a resurgent left.
We need a politics that acknowledges that the social-democratic class compromise is unsustainable.
A high minimum wage could disrupt an economy based on crappy jobs — and that's a good thing.
Bernie Sanders suffered a setback last night. But local victories point to the resurgence of popular movements.
Panic over automation misses the real problem — that workers themselves are treated like machines.
Our challenge is to see in technology both today's instruments of employer control and the preconditions for a post-scarcity society.
We must fight for a robust and universal welfare state, but the socialist imagination cannot end there.
Don’t blame gamers for the sins of capitalism.
Lots of people are at risk on the job. But when it comes to cops, they’re mostly a danger to others.
Snowpiercer’s themes go beyond merely pointing out class exploitation to challenge the logic of capital.
Class is not the universal solvent that does away with all identity.
When it comes to housing and gentrification, anti-racism is about more than purifying what’s in our hearts or our heads.