“Individual Americans thought they were the only ones who could not afford to send their kids to college.”
Past Editor: Destin Jenkins
“Doesn’t every New Yorker really want to own a co-op?,” a realtor asked a crowd of tenants in 1972. But this provoked only “a chorus of noes.”
“As often the most vulnerable in our cities, immigrants face struggles that reflect the wider landscape of housing precarity.”
A powerful grassroots movement campaigned in the ’70s and ’80s for banks to reinvest equitably in red-lined urban communities. It failed—but why?
“What if we identified the politics of municipal debt as circumscribing political horizons and futures?”
"The ways in which the community itself is breaking down felt like end game capitalism."
“We need to have both the reparation and the universal perspective on economic justice.”
“Anyone who comes in the way of the ‘good times’ becomes a threat to capital, and to the nation-state itself.”
Today, Jewish philanthropy—like all philanthropy—is big business, thanks to US philanthropy’s torturous entanglement with US capitalism.
Apps like Uber benefit from making their workers strangers to one another. So what happens when workers start caring for one another?
COVID-19 is the first truly comprehensive crisis of the Anthropocene era, affecting virtually everyone on the planet.
If factory farming is the source of pathogens like SARS-CoV-2, could smaller-scale farms and communities—even in China—be the safest alternative?
Houses without people, people without homes: New York has invested in empty storefronts and empty districts, even as most New Yorkers suffer.
Today—as in 1968—it remains to be seen if McDonald’s pivot toward racial justice will mean anything for how it treats its scores of Black workers.
Occupy Wall Street’s great achievement was to briefly create a community that prefigured a robust democratic culture.
When employers fail to provide PPE, testing, sick pay, or job protection, the message is clear: Latinx laborers are “not us.”
The inconvenient truth of police history in the United States is that police departments were not designed to keep a generic public safe.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has been described as an unprecedented global event. Yet for some, the virus arrives with uncanny familiarity.
In Detroit today, politicians promise that real estate development—coupled with police violence—will guarantee the city’s spiritual redemption.
Rather than taking money out of politics, we should inject more money into politics: but money in the service of the public good.