Finland’s social-democratic prime minister, Sanna Marin, has called for a six-hour workday without loss of pay, allowing Finns more free time and a fairer distribution of employment. As the pandemic forces us to reassess how working life is organized, we should take up labor’s historic call for a shorter workday. It’s often hard to shake […]
Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump – neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Neoliberalism’s triumph also reflects the failure of the left. When laissez-faire economics led to catastrophe in 1929, Keynes devised a comprehensive economic theory to replace it. When Keynesian demand management hit the buffers in the […]
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Six Characters in Search of an Author An EDGE Original Essay By Freeman Dyson In the near future, we will be in possession of genetic engineering technology which allows us to move genes precisely and massively from one species to another. Careless or commercially driven use of this technology could make the concept of species meaningless, […]
” We define market power as “the ability to skew market outcomes in one’s own interest, without creating value or serving the public good.” ECONOMIC INCLUSIONECONOMY & GROWTH By Marshall Steinbaum Today, the Roosevelt Institute released Powerless: How Lax Antitrust and Concentrated Market Power Rig the Economy Against American Workers, Consumers, and Communities, a report I wrote […]