When an increasingly uncomfortable climate forces more of life indoors, who might be forced to bear the costs?
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?
St. Louis seems to define America’s past—but does it offer insight for the future?
“Solidarity is not a thing. There’s no formula, no exact science. There is ongoing process.”
Critical examinations of the internet too often focus on the successes and failures of corporate leaders, rather than on the real constituents of online communities.
Declaring water a human right is easy. But to actually secure that right, the best method—surprisingly—is bureaucratic sleights of hand.
Both violent surveillance and disease risk were integral to Atlantic slavery. That same war against Black people continues today.
Housing-justice movements ask: How can unhoused people be considered trespassers on state-owned land?
Houses without people, people without homes: New York has invested in empty storefronts and empty districts, even as most New Yorkers suffer.
Occupy Wall Street’s great achievement was to briefly create a community that prefigured a robust democratic culture.
In Detroit today, politicians promise that real estate development—coupled with police violence—will guarantee the city’s spiritual redemption.
“A relentless assault on received orthodoxies has the effect of making you unpopular with the people for whom those received orthodoxies are orthodox.”
Today we know that, just as Adam Smith and Thomas Jefferson predicted, economic elites will never relinquish supreme power easily.
Thanks to surveillance, political violence, and AI, we no longer have the luxury of humanist utopias to plan for the future.
As in mythology, the characters in a 1984 Turkish novel are acted upon by forces distant and uncaring.
“We're in a science fiction novel now that we are all co-writing together.”
“Being in community with people and teaching and learning outside of the confines of our classroom: I still actually really believe in that.”
Companies like Uber and Airbnb rely on the exploitation of users and workers—and some investors are pushing back. Welcome to the “techlash.”
“What we build and how we build influences the kinds of families and relationships that we can have or can even imagine.”