Vijay Prashad’s Poorer Nations asks whether the Global South can pose a credible alternative to neoliberal development.
A socialist-feminist classic appeared just as Thatcherism began pulverizing the Left. Today, should it be read as historical document or a blueprint for action?
Maurice Dobb was one of John Maynard Keynes’ favorite students. He was also a committed Marxist.
With a vacuous social vision, economics confronts the “return of the social question” woefully unprepared.
Introducing the Jacobin books section.
In the popular imagination, opposition to the Vietnam War was driven largely by the privileged, while supposedly reactionary blue-collar workers supported the war effort. That memory is wrong.
The overthrow of all intellectual property leaves unanswered the question of how to control the exploitation of the cultural commons by digital capitalists.
Queer theory fought the marriage equality movement and lost. What comes next will require scholars to come out of their journals and into the streets.
The exploitative relationship between city and countryside pervades Chinese life. Nowhere is inequality in access to public goods clearer than in the country’s urban education system.
The memory of riot grrrl deepens the divide between cultural and material feminism, hobbling critiques of inequality by mistaking self-improvement for revolution.
So long as the karmic tip jar clouds our perceptions, the insane injustice of an underpaid labor force reimbursed through only the guilty feelings of their coworkers will persist.
To put it most unkindly, trap music is adult contemporary for the prosumer age.
Gendered conceptions of credit and reward are written into the structures of intellectual property law.
With roots in the laws of seventeenth and eighteenth-century England, intellectual property protections go back to the beginnings of capitalism itself.
At least Verbinski tries to bring intelligent, politically-savvy revisionist westerns back into style.
Law and lawyers can’t save us from the creeping police state – but politics might.