What the Attention Economy Does to Workers—and How It Drives America Insane
Two new books argue that the attention economy is unsustainable—for people, and for the planet.
'The Romance of Believing in Justice': On Arundhati Roy's New Book of Essays
Roy's essays about the environmental and human costs of late-capitalist development read as dispatches from a recent past that will also be our future.
It's Corruption, Not Socialism, That Brought Down Venezuela
Four scholars explain why the failure of Venezuela is due to corruption—not to universal health care.
Can Sustainable Agriculture Survive Under Capitalism?
Without a drastic change to the system, sustainable agriculture risks becoming an esoteric side note—or simply another way for those with money to live healthier lives than those without.
At the GCAS in San Francisco, the Youth Have a Voice—But Only One
An interview with Jamie Margolin, founder of Zero Hour and the youngest official speaker at this week's climate summit in San Francisco.
'My Year of Rest and Relaxation' Is a Narcoleptic Triumph
Ottessa Moshfegh's unsettling, darkly funny new novel asks readers to wake up.
Taking Freedom: Capitalism, Democracy, and W.E.B. Du Bois' Two Proletariats
On W.E.B. Du Bois' theory of the working class and how race and class cannot be separated in the United States.
'Butcher's Block' Is a Horror Series About Class War and Cannibalism
Where other horror shows tell you to fear technology, Butcher's Block tells you to fear the rich.
America's Obsession With Competition Is Making Our Lives Worse
Our refusal to learn from Europe is contributing to our overworked, hyper-stressed way of life.
How Millennials Became Convenient Scapegoats for a Changing Society
Malcolm Harris' new book argues that grim realities are behind the hand-wringing press about Gen Y.