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Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. The print magazine is released quarterly and reaches over 30,000 subscribers, in addition to a web audience of 1,000,000 a month.

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Can I Talk to a Manager ?

lundi 10 décembre 2018 par RJ Quinn
If Guy Debord were alive today, he might say that “in societies where the neoliberal conditions of political economy prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of customer service interactions.” That is, to the liberal, all relationships are business transactions. Nowhere is (...)

The People’s Vote Illusion

lundi 10 décembre 2018 par Dawn Foster
Even the dogs in the street know Theresa May can’t get her Brexit deal through Parliament. But what should Labour’s position be in case of complete constitutional deadlock? The position of Corbyn’s opposition party has attracted more attention than the position of the government. Little scrutiny (...)

The Public Ownership Solution

lundi 10 décembre 2018 par Thomas M. Hanna
Socialism in the United States is making a comeback. Socialists are winning elections at the local, state, and federal levels; the membership of Democratic Socialists of America stands at a record fifty-five thousand; and polling consistently finds that younger Americans have relatively (...)

Fighting for the Right to Heal

dimanche 9 décembre 2018 par Leo Hyde
If Incilay Erdogan is stressed, she doesn’t show it. In the morning, a trial which could put her behind bars for years will begin. But she spends the evening laughing with friends, drinking tea, and breaking into spontaneous dance. “When they told me the court case was here in Mardin, I couldn’t (...)

A Political Revolution for Labor

dimanche 9 décembre 2018 par Jane Slaughter
The term “political revolution” is an odd one. Bernie Sanders never said that voting for him or building his campaign would overthrow capitalism (the traditional meaning of “revolution” in the socialist movement). The idea was radical but vague. It was rightly inspirational while what was actually (...)

Mexico in the Era of AMLO

dimanche 9 décembre 2018 par Laura Carlsen
In over two centuries of nationhood, Mexico has never seen a presidential inauguration like that of December 1, 2018. From the pre-dawn indigenous ceremony to consecrate the bastón de mando — a wooden staff symbolizing government — that representatives of Mexico’s indigenous peoples would later (...)

Can the Yellow Vests Speak ?

samedi 8 décembre 2018 par Édouard Louis
For some days now, I’ve been trying to write a text on and for the gilets jaunes, but I can’t do it. Something in the extreme violence and class contempt that is battering down on this movement leaves me paralyzed. For in a certain sense I feel that I personally am being targeted. It’s hard (...)

Corporate Science and Designer Babies

vendredi 7 décembre 2018 par Pankaj Mehta
In Paolo Bacigalupi’s masterful 2009 novel The Windup Girl, bio-engineered plagues have ravaged the world while “company men” working for large corporate conglomerates genetically engineer crops and people for profit. Last week, He Jiankui, a Chinese scientist at the Southern University of Science (...)

Rent Control’s Momentum

vendredi 7 décembre 2018 par Tanner Howard
Rent control is back on the agenda. Its presence on the ballot recently in California and Chicago suggest that rent control has found new life amid a countrywide affordable housing crisis. While it will take years of struggle to win, both campaigns have awoken the real estate lobby, long ago (...)

The Fund for Needy Millionaires

vendredi 7 décembre 2018 par Meagan Day
Many people imagine the state as a kind of referee — a transcendent mediator enforcing theoretically neutral rules, arbitrating as fairly as possible between different interest groups in society. This faith in the state’s basic neutrality leads even people who care about inequality to miss the (...)

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