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.
Nicole M. Aschoff is on the editorial board at Jacobin and the author of The New Prophets of Capital.
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.
Ursula Le Guin's masterful works pushed readers to expand their vision of what's possible.
The desire to radically challenge capitalism is widespread and growing. Naomi Klein’s new book is an important contribution to that project.
Looking back at the Pink Tide’s accomplishments, and the roots of its shortcomings.
Forget the first 100 days — Jacobin contributors weigh in on Trump's first 103.
The dismantling of autoworker gains was a class project, not the inevitable result of globalization.
Battles over Trump's candidacy reveal the tensions underlying the US-led global capitalist project.