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Brazil on Strike  

In the face of a far-reaching austerity package being imposed by an unelected government, more than 1 million Brazilian workers took the streets Friday for the country’s first general strike in decades.





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The Trouble with Macron  

In this year’s unpredictable campaign, Emmanuel Macron’s business-friendly liberalism could be enough to spare France from the National Front. But in the long run, it’s no safe bet against the populist far right.



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The Invisible Hand  

Somewhere between the apostles and Joel Osteen, mainstream Christianity turned from a wellspring of egalitarian promise into yet another exponent of the market gospel. Two new books chart where things went wrong.







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Love’s Labor Earned  

How might we compensate women’s emotional labor? Unlike the wife bonus, robust public services would benefit all women.









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How Tax Havens Make Us Poor  

Gabriel Zucman’s The Hidden Wealth of Nations offers a plainspoken explanation of what we are constantly told is “too complicated” for us to understand: the myriad legal loopholes the rich exploit to avoid paying taxes, and why closing them should be a priority for the rest of us.



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The Care Deficit  

Care work has always divided working- and middle-class women. But by claiming labor rights on their own terms, 1970s domestic worker organizers were able to overcome these barriers and win major reforms. Can their success be repeated?




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