Renewed attention to industrial policy has the potential to accelerate decarbonization and expand our productive capacities. If we are to realize this promise, however, we must guard against the diversion of public investment to private coffers. In this post, Lenore Palladino, Reed Shaw, and Will Dobbs-Allsopp explain how the Biden Administration can limit. . .
Lauren van Schilfgaarde and Dana Powell conclude our symposium on A Nation Within. Plus, a hot new issue of the JLPE, Melinda Cooper on the family office, a CFP on money as a democratic medium, Karen Tani interviewed at Death Panel, and Luke Herrine on the relationship between antitrust and consumer protection.
In the sci-fi short, The Sixth World, filmmaker Nanobah Becker poses the unthinkable: Diné people on a space mission to colonize Mars. Yet, in Becker’s telling, colonizing Mars is not a linear journey into a post-apocalyptic future, but is instead part of a genre of indigenous futurism and “decolonizing encounters.” Ezra Rosser’s A Nation Within. . .
In his prodigious A Nation Within, Ezra Rosser identifies numerous moments throughout Navajo Nation history that would have benefited from more robust consultation. The Diné’s forced march to Bosque Redondo, the arbitrary sheep stock reduction, and harmful strip mining all point to a lack of tribal input and an overabundance of federal paternalism. In. . .
A debate over corporate personhood, a new symposium on Ezra Rosser’s A Nation Within, and another deposit in our syllabus bank.
Native Nations in the United States are stronger today in many respects than they have been in the past 250 years. Despite much growth, however, tribes continue to experience the instability that comes from the ruptures of colonialism and must work to recover, rebuild, and revive the cultural lifeways that make them who they are as Indigenous Peoples. This. . .
Demand for land and natural resources has fundamentally shaped both the development of the Navajo Nation government and the relationship between the tribe and non-Indian interests. In this post, Ezra Rosser kicks off a symposium on his recent book, A Nation Within, by offering a brief look at this history, and suggesting that Diné have the power to assert. . .
In a recent post, Carly Knight argues that resuscitating the vision of the corporation as a “creation of the state” is an important part of reclaiming the progressive argument for increased corporate accountability. In this response, Dan Rohde suggests that, rather than subscribe to one unified theory of “the corporation,” progressives would be. . .
An LPE-themed Crossword Puzzle, an LPE Academic Fellowship, Seven rapid reactions to the recent FTC policy statement, and a look at the failures of neoliberal electricity. Plus, NYC x LPE and an open letter in support of the railway workers.
The global energy price shocks of the past two years have made it painfully clear that energy cannot be treated as an ordinary commodity. They also offer an opportunity to rethink the push to liberalize energy markets over the past forty years, and particularly the use of markets for electricity provisioning.
Seven friends of the blog offer their initial reactions to the FTC’s recent policy statement on unfair methods of competition.
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Helen Hershkoff and Luke Norris on the Oligarchic Courthouse, Missy Risser-Lovings on training students to partner with grassroots organizing groups, and Stephanie Campos-Bui on the use of creative, non-litigation strategies to address systemic racial, economic, and social injustice. Plus, an upcoming event on Jamie Martin’s The Meddlers, two CFPs,. . .
Many of us went to law school in the hopes of acquiring the tools necessary to contest and overhaul systems of oppression that have harmed our families and communities. The law, as we saw it, was the means or site of resolution. Yet for the increasingly complex and interconnected social problems that face our communities, traditional means of lawyering through. . .
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