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The economics of a feasible socialism.
Our big plans for 2013 and how you can help.
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How state repression sets off radiating outrage towards police, prosecutors, and the social order they produce.
The political economy of Marissa Mayer.
Inside the real war on public education.
There’s a reason designers describe their field in abstract terms.
Why socialist realism loses out to avant-garde aesthetics.
The problem for reality TV is that real life is too dull to make compelling TV, but compelling TV is obviously contrived.
Chicago teachers against neoliberalism.
How an uncompromising spirit led the CTU to victory.
Rebecca Burns & Simon Swartzman
Debtors of the world unite?
Not quite feudalism, student debt is a peculiarly capitalist form of social control.
Today's Republican extremism owes more to the Constitution that established the Union than the secessionists who sundered it.
Seth Ackerman & Mike Beggs
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