China’s Army of Global Homebuyers Is Suddenly Short on Cash
China’s escalating crackdown on capital outflows is sending shudders through property markets around the world.
This Is How Uber Has Shaped the Taxi Labor Market
Ride-hailing hasn’t eroded the number of taxi driver jobs, but it has made them pay less.
Report: Suppression Of Palestine Advocacy Intensified Starkly In 2016
A legal organization, which responds to reports of suppression of Palestinian advocacy in the United States, recorded an increase in false accusations of anti-Semitism and terrorism in 2016. The accusations were “based solely on speech critical of Israeli policies.”
Fresh cracks appear in Trump’s relationship with conservatives in Congress
Will Donald Trump coopt conservatives on Capitol Hill, or will he be coopted?
The British Government Colludes with Monsanto
The British public and the environment are being poisoned with a deadly cocktail of 320 pesticides. Moreover, Wales has become a storage dump for Monsanto’s most toxic chemicals. These are the messages conveyed by Dr Rosemary Mason in her recent open letter to Councillor Rob Stewart.
US union membership hits new record low
Figures released this week on union membership in the United States show a further sharp decline in both absolute and relative terms, with union rolls falling by some 240,000 in 2016. Union membership as a percentage of the labor force fell 0.4 percentage points to 10.7 percent. By way of contrast, union membership in 1980 as a share of the total workforce was over 20 percent.
The Hidden Subtext of Vagrancy
In recent years, activists in cities across the country have repeatedly clashed with municipal officials over anti-vagrancy laws, raising questions about what freedoms extend to people who can’t or won’t support themselves financially. As Amy Dru Stanley explains, that’s a story that also unfolded in the years after the Civil War.