Political & Social Issues

How Media Workers are Organizing in the Dual Economy

With journalism moving from a stable to a precarious profession, digital media workers have become some of the most organized in the startup world Aaron Freedman: In the past few years digital media workers have been on the frontlines of unionizing private workplaces. Why is that? Hamilton Nolan: I think that journalists are smart enough to understand the basic fact that unionizing is good for them. Once people in our industry saw unionization happening, the unavoidable logic of the idea reall

Socialism in Our Time?

Bhaskar Sunkara, founder of the socialist magazine Jacobin, has released a new book just in time for the 2020 presidential election season called The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality (Basic Books, 2019). In the book, Sunkara makes the case for why a socialist economy, government, and society is necessary, and what it might look like. He also provides an in-depth historical look at the development of socialist intellectual thought over the past 150 years. Our Economics Editor Aaron Freedman speaks with him about the past, present, and future of socialist economics.
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