Children in Trouble

Karen J. Greenberg reminds us that, despite we-are-not-them American exceptionalism, childhood is everywhere under threat and needs to be protected.

Bullshit Jobs

In this review of David Graeber’s Bullshit Jobs, Miki Kashtan explains what bullshit jobs are and how they can help us understand “the rightward turn of so many voters around the world.”

What’s Wrong With Western ‘Progress’?: Challenges to Stephen Pinker and Nicholas Kristof

Charles Eisenstein and Jeremy Lent challenge the mainstream champion of the status quo Stephen Pinker and the NY Times columnist (and human rights advocate) Nicholas Kristof in their willingness to promote a view of the world that cheerily suggests that global capitalism is really doing great, despite all that we know to the contrary.