Articles in Media

Elite Universities Should Be Eliminated

Even when their admissions processes aren’t corrupt, elite universities provide little benefit to society at large.

Inside the Cryptocurrency Casino

Bitcoin and its imitators were supposed to democratize the world of money. Instead, speculators have gotten rich—and the planet is paying the price.

Valentines to Melt Your ICE-y Heart

Happy Valentine’s Day! ICE still exists.

The Deadly Mix of Individual Responsibility and Racial Capitalism

Poor people of color are dying in droves so that a privileged few can enjoy pretending life is “back to normal.”

The Insidious Influence of the Arms Industry on Foreign Policy

Nobody with any affiliation to a weapons company should be allowed to hold government office.

The Limits of Descriptive Representation

After the disappointment of the Obama years, we need a new way to think about diversity in politics.

How the Media Cracks Down on Critics of Israel

I was fired as a newspaper columnist after I joked about U.S. military aid to Israel on social media.

Raúl Carrillo on MMT’s Connection to Student Debt

Millions of Americans urgently need student debt relief. Modern monetary theory might offer a solution.

The Problems With Public Defense Are Big, But They’re Fixable

A growing number of public defenders are refusing to submit to a brutal and soul-crushing system.

COVID-19 Killed My Husband in Jail. So Did Democrats’ Indifference

Republicans have botched the pandemic response, but Democratic elected officials have blood on their hands, too.

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