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How to Save Global Capitalism From Itself

Decentralizing decision-making can help left-behind regions get back on track.

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The Tyranny of Property

Thomas Piketty’s new book argues that rising inequality is explained by politics, not economics, and offers some radical solutions.

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Why Socialism Won’t Work

Capitalism is still the best way to handle risk and boost innovation and productivity.

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The World After Capitalism

The future depends on a social democracy that doesn’t reshape capitalism but transcends it.

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The Hope at the Heart of the Apocalyptic Climate Change Report

Along with their latest dire predictions, the world’s leading climate scientists offered a new path forward—but will anyone take it?

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How to Make Karl Marx Sexy

The philosophy of economics doesn’t make for a good movie. It gets easier if you drop the philosophy and the economics.

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the opening session of the 19th Communist Party Congress in Beijing on Oct. 18, 2017. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Globalization Has Created a Chinese Monster

Xi Jinping's dictatorship isn't what the end of history was supposed to look like.

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It’s More Than Cigars and Rum: Why Cuba Matters

The Trump administration’s rollback of Obama’s opening to Cuba is a step in the wrong direction.

On this episode of The E.R., Max Boot joins us to discuss his new book "The Road Not Taken."

Book Talk: Are the United States and China Destined for War?

It’s a law of nature: rising states and established powers come to blows. But can the Trump administration avoid a clash of nuclear superpowers?

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Why Young Americans Are Giving Up on Capitalism

Should we really be surprised that young people are rejecting the economic status quo?

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Americans Acclaim Pope Francis in DC Visit, But Still Wary of His Climate Activism

Pope Francis is popular, but his calls for action on climate change fall flat.

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An Act of Empathy

Joshua Oppenheimer’s unsettling new film, "The Look of Silence," raises questions about the troubling relationship between global capitalism and western complicity.

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Rebooting Democracy

Traditional democratic institutions are failing. It’s time for an upgrade.

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