Hello, my name is Liberal America, here to engage you in dialogue. Let’s stipulate, before we begin: College kids are dumb. Okay? Can we move on to Everything Else In The World, now?
It’s winter. The beach? I’d love to live on one. A warm one. Right by a great city. Where might that be? Uhhhh....
Grad student workers at fancy universities across America have unionized in recent years, primarily because they are smart enough to realize how they are being exploited. Today, at the University of Chicago, the situation for all grad student unions in America got much more grim.
Later this month, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, the case that will almost surely result in the decimation of public sector union membership in America. It will be an unbridled catastrophe for working people. Which makes it all the propaganda being distributed about the case all the more…
At an internal town hall meeting with CNN employees today, CNN boss Jeff Zucker was asked his opinion on the possibility of his employees unionizing. His answer may surprise you, or not!
Why has the investor class been getting richer for decades as the working class’s share of the pie grows smaller? One prime reason is: our system, left unchecked, leads inevitably towards monopoly, which eats us all alive.
If anyone tries to make the argument to you that free markets rationally deploy capital towards its most productive purpose, ask them to explain the last month in the life of Kodak.
In the past week, the U.S. stock market has seen its two biggest one-day drops in history. The market is down more than 10% from its recent high point, entering “correction” territory. This is good.
Tuesday was National Frozen Yogurt Day. Did you score a free frozen yogurt? Idiot! Let’s take a moment to appreciate a great thing: Yogurt.
When the government won’t do the work of improving basic rights for everyone, who will? A union can. As long as you unionize the whole damn sector. Example one: Germany.
Apart from the task of deciding how things should be done morally, there is the more mundane but equally important task of accurately describing how things are done. In American politics, our failure at morality is complete. Our failure to describe this failure makes everything worse.
Bitcoin is cratering. Experts are calling it the “mother of all bubbles.” But here’s what all the “nay sayers” don’t understand: the crypto brotherhood shall never die.
It is no exaggeration to say that nothing in this hollow world brings as much joy as hearing the unedited public statements of people who quite recently moved to Williamsburg—Brooklyn’s most intolerable neighborhood—reminiscing about the “Wild West” days of a few years back.
The slow collapse of traditional retailing is attributable to Amazon more than any other single company. We’re sad to report, then, that a new study finds that a new Amazon warehouse won’t create any jobs in your decrepit town, at all.
Every single action that the Trump administration has taken with regard to workers’ rights has been uniformly bad. With one exception.
Because they are overworked and underpaid, the graduate student workers at Columbia University—like many others across America—formed a union. Today, Columbia University formally told them to go straight to hell.
Looking towards a looming future in which everyone rides in driverless cars, genius “design” types are already rethinking the humble American gas station. But are they visionaries—or IDIOTonaries?
Amazon is a company worth $678 billion whose CEO is the richest man in the history of the world. Oddly, it is also the perpetrator of one of the biggest welfare scams America has ever seen. It’s even worse than you think!
America’s cash bail system ensures that thousands of people who have not been convicted of a crime nevertheless sit in jail before their trial. A new study finds that pretrial detention is warping our justice system in profound ways.
Davos is the absence of class consciousness in public life.