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Can We Scale Down Big Tech?  

Scandal at Facebook and the Amazon headquarters search charade have prompted renewed calls to break up big tech companies. But we need to go beyond trustbusting to rein in Silicon Valley.



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Myths of Maoism  

In recounting how a group of politically engaged scholars sought to extend solidarity to East Asia in the 1968 era, a new book falls into many of the same pitfalls as the scholars it profiles.





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Zoning for the 1%  

The rezoning of northern Manhattan has exposed the failings of New York City’s top-down housing program, which puts the profits of landlords and developers over the rights of tenants.











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All Roads Lead To Wall Street  

Calls for unions and activists to transform Wall Street from the inside have proliferated since 2008. But when progressives organize as shareholders, their good intentions inevitably run up against a fundamental obstacle: the bottom line.





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Brazil’s Coalition Against Democracy  

Jair Bolsonaro’s electorate—a loose coalition brought together by the candidate’s appeal to “bullets, bibles, and bulls”—stands perilously close to dragging Brazil back into authoritarianism.



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A Glimmer of Hope in Brazil  

Building on the legacy of the assassinated Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco, a new wave of local candidates is fighting to transform the country’s democracy.




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