From Jacobin “Only bankers and businessmen could cure the situation,” observed John Kenneth Galbraith in 1977, for “[t]heirs indeed was a special, even magical, talent where money was concerned.” Galbraith was sarcastically describing the popular mythology surrounding New … [Read more...] about Austerity Is Looming in New York. Is Ray McGuire the Mayor to Carry It Out?
From Jacobin Our Current Childcare System Has Failed Today, universal childcare seems like a distant dream to most working-class mothers. Those who are able to afford the exorbitant rates, costing as much as $30,000 a year in some places, usually have few options and wait on long lists to get into … [Read more...] about The US Government Can Provide Universal Childcare — It’s Done So in the Past
From Jacobin Over the last five years, the number of people around the world suffering from hunger has been on the … [Read more...] about Bill Gates’s Foundation Is Leading a Green Counterrevolution in Africa
From Jacobin Mutinies If often overlooked by historians, the mutinies nonetheless deserve closer attention. They had their origin in the Allies’ intervention in the Russian Civil War, beginning in 1918. This intervention was a consequence of the threat posed to the victorious powers in World … [Read more...] about During the Black Sea Mutiny, French Sailors Rejected France’s War on Soviet Russia
From Jacobin Next Stop: Dobrovíz-Amazon The Dobrovíz municipality lies several kilometers west of the outskirts of Prague, combining a historical center with a typical suburban satellite housing development. It is located near the airport as well as the R6 express road, an important connection … [Read more...] about Czechs Don’t Use Amazon, but Amazon Does Use Czechs