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Three Takes On Anarchism

[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] I’ve developed some relatively new intellectual interests over the past year. The most important–at least in terms of its likely long-term impact on the research work I’m doing–is an increased engagement with urban communities, and how questions about governance play out differently depending on the scale of the community in

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At Year’s End, Public Banking Steers Economic Justice Conversation

Originally published at the Public Banking Institute Blog. The movement for public banking, democratically-run public banks that avoid high interest rates and make financing accountable to the public good, ended a solid building year on a several high notes, including a column of support from Chris Hedges, analysis of a volatile struggle in Vermont, and

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Wage-ing Justice in SeaTac

Here’s David Sirota’s piece on one town’s struggle for higher wages and the wrath it inspired from far-away billionaires. A small, job-intensive municipality of 26,000 launches a $15-per-hour minimum wage initiative. This invites the full-on wrath of the Koch brothers, who have calculated what is at stake in even the smallest manifestations of the wage