The Long History of Anti-CRT Politics

The Long History of Anti-CRT Politics

Recent attacks on CRT often claim that the US, since its founding, has been committed to principles of liberty and equality. This strategic use of American universalism, along with an explicit focus on public education, has a long history in rightwing politics: ​for the better part of a century, it has been perhaps the dominant way of articulating white resistance to racial reform.

Towards a Law and Political Economy Approach to the Global War on Terror

Towards a Law and Political Economy Approach to the Global War on Terror

To ensure support for its Global War on Terror, the United States has exploited the Pakistani government’s reliance on foreign credit to guarantee cooperation in US counterinsurgency operations. In leveraging its role as a lender to provide Pakistan with short-term financial relief, the United States has deepened Pakistan’s economic dependency, undermined the nation’s chance for a more equal domestic political and economic arrangement, and consolidated the power of its domestic military elite.

Living in a Capitalist City With No Capital

Living in a Capitalist City With No Capital

Elite white capital created housing for middle-class whites built by working-class whites. Nowhere in this process, nor in the profit of lending, the employment of housing construction, or the long-term appreciation of white homeownership, was there a meaningful place for African Americans to bridge racial economic inequality.

The Same System, the Same Results

The Same System, the Same Results

Every year, governments and public entities wrestle with tough decisions about how they will fund their communities, and every year we absolve Wall Street of its role in siphoning money away from our public budgets. Enough is enough.

Making Public Debt a Public Good

Making Public Debt a Public Good

Dependence on public debt is a hallmark of democratic capitalist governance. How, then, can we ensure that the interests of private investors do not overtake the needs of the people that debt is meant to serve?

fat cat capitalist cartoon

Weekly Roundup: September 10, 2021

Introducing vulnerability theory, Martha McCluskey on the mythical ideal of the autonomous subject, and Brian Highsmith on the curse of fiscal federalism.