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Yes, the US Still Has a Child Poverty Problem

Yes, the US Still Has a Child Poverty Problem

The New York Times released a big story this week declaring that child poverty has plummeted over the last thirty years. But their numbers are misleading: unlike social democratic countries, the US is still plagued by sky-high child poverty. The OECD relative child...

The Gonzo Weimar Germany of George Grosz

The Gonzo Weimar Germany of George Grosz

Between the 1920s and the 1950s, the German painter George Grosz went from being Vladimir Lenin’s favorite modern artist to a bitter illustrator in American exile. In between, he drew some of the fiercest caricatures of capitalist society ever seen. Fairy Tale by...

The Death of the Iran Deal Was Entirely Avoidable

The Death of the Iran Deal Was Entirely Avoidable

The Iran deal could easily have been maintained had it not been for a series of perverse policy choices by Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Now, with the deal scrapped, Israel and the US are once again threatening to attack Iran. President Joe Biden speaks to members of...

Yes, Europe Needs a Minimum Wage

Yes, Europe Needs a Minimum Wage

A proposed minimum wage for the European Union promises to end the race to the bottom on pay — and instantly improve 25 million workers’ conditions. Faced with a cost-of-living crisis, the move is a welcome step to support incomes. Sanna Marin (L), prime minister of...

Wall Street Is Funding Chris Rufo’s Culture War

Wall Street Is Funding Chris Rufo’s Culture War

Right-wing pundit Chris Rufo is stoking fears about “critical race theory” and “gender ideology” across America. Who’s paying his bills? Wall Street billionaires, intent on provoking culture war to divert Americans’ attention from grotesque wealth inequality....

Yes, the US Still Has a Child Poverty Problem

Yes, the US Still Has a Child Poverty Problem

The New York Times released a big story this week declaring that child poverty has plummeted over the last thirty years. But their numbers are misleading: unlike social democratic countries, the US is still plagued by sky-high child poverty. The OECD relative child...

The Gonzo Weimar Germany of George Grosz

The Gonzo Weimar Germany of George Grosz

Between the 1920s and the 1950s, the German painter George Grosz went from being Vladimir Lenin’s favorite modern artist to a bitter illustrator in American exile. In between, he drew some of the fiercest caricatures of capitalist society ever seen. Fairy Tale by...