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January/February 2010

  • jobs

    Creating Decent Jobs

    By Jeannette Wicks-Lim

    What would help generate decent jobs in the coming decade? Unions, and collective bargaining for better wages, benefits, and working conditions. Read more »

  • Dr. Dollar

    Empire and Entitlements

    By Arthur MacEwan

    In his book Colossus (2004), Niall Ferguson argues that a major problem with Social Security and Medicare is their underfunded liabilities—to the tune of $45 trillion. Can you comment on this claim? Read more »

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  • Guard Labor

    By Michael Perelman

    How capitalists’ need to control access to commodities—especially their workers’ labor-power—distorts production and stifles creativity. | Order this issue or subscribe.

  • Land Reform Under Lula

    By Chris Tilly, Marie Kennedy, and Tarso Luís Ramos

    One Step Forward, One Step Back | Order this issue or subscribe.

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