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capitalism



  • Is Capitalism Racist?

    Nicholas Lemann considers Walter Johnson's new book The Broken Heart of America in light of recent debates among historians about the relationship of slavery, capitalism and racism.



  • How Coffee Ruined a Country

    by Lizabeth Cohen

    Lizabeth Cohen reviews Augustine Sedgewick's book, which argues that coffee monoculture was disastrous to El Salvador.



  • Wall Street Wins – Again: Bailouts in the Time of Coronavirus

    by Nomi Prins

    If ground-up solutions to help ordinary Americans and small businesses aren’t adopted, one thing is predictable: once this crisis has been “managed,” we’ll be set up for a larger one in an even more disparate world.



  • Toward an Economic Democracy

    by Christopher Mackin

    Why the coronavirus crisis is an opportunity to reshape the relationship between workers and their employers.



  • Hospice of the Creative Class

    by Alex Sayf Cummings

    No event has so starkly revealed the brutal inequalities of contemporary capitalism as the coronavirus pandemic.



  • Coronavirus and Chronopolitics

    by Gabriel Winant

    What matters now is the balance of authority in everyday life—between young and old, worker and boss.



  • What Democracy’s History Tells Us About Its Future

    In an email exchange hosted by the Harvard Business Review, Professor of Business Rebecca Henderson and Professor of History Jill Lepore discussed capitalism’s role in an increasingly populist world.


  • Capitalism Versus Socialism: Did Capitalism Really Win?

    by Walter G. Moss

    The main task of voters in 2020 and thereafter will not be to choose whether we want capitalism or democratic socialism. Rather, it will be to decide the best pragmatic mix of the two (and best presidential candidate) to further the common good. 



  • The Original Evil Corporation

    by William Dalrymple

    The East India Company, a trading firm with its own army, was masterful at manipulating governments for its own profit. It’s the prototype for today’s multinationals.



  • Whatever Happened to Moral Capitalism?

    by Michael Kazin

    Let one loyal, if anxious, Democrat offer a solution: “moral capitalism,” a system that, in the words of Congressman Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts, would be “judged not by how much it produces, but how broadly it empowers, backed by a government unafraid to set the conditions for fair and just markets.”