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Democracy

To Win a Political Revolution, We Need a New…

Since Bernie Sanders’s defeat in 2020 and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US left has been largely disorganized. The time is ripe for Bernie and the Squad to create a new mass organization to confront today’s crises. t’s hard for leftists in the United States to find much to celebrate these days. After

Reproductive Rights

Data brokers resist pressure to stop collecting info on…

With concerns around data surveillance and abortion bans, lawmakers want these datasets to be off-limits. Democratic lawmakers are piling pressure on data brokers to stop collecting information on pregnant people in order to protect those seeking abortions. They’re not having much luck. For years, brokers have sold datasets on millions of expectant parents from their

Capitalism

Why Capitalists Care About Our Record-Low Birth Rate

Our ruling class, like ruling classes throughout history, cares intensely about how many kids we have and how much it will cost them. If we continue to think of the establishment as a neutral arbiter, and the abortion fight as a squabble between ordinary people, we’ll miss what is really at stake. The ruling class

Equality

Women’s wages fall by at least 5% after abortion…

Women’s average wages fall after abortion restrictions are enacted in their home state, as some either stop working or take lower-paying jobs, finds a comprehensive new analysis, set to be published next year in the Indiana Law Journal. Why it matters: The study expands on other research, looking at decades of data across the U.S., and points toward a grim

Capitalism

Social capital I: measurement and associations with economic mobility

Social capital—the strength of an individual’s social network and community—has been identified as a potential determinant of outcomes ranging from education to health1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. However, efforts to understand what types of social capital matter for these outcomes have been hindered by a lack of social network data. Here, in the first of a pair of papers9,