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The Threat of Just-in-Time Scheduling

Sean McElwee | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

One of the most unnoticed labor trends in the past few decades has been the rise of "just-in-time scheduling," the practice of scheduling workers' shifts with little advance notice that are subject to cancelation hours before they are due to begin.

Living for Change: 'Healing Civilization'

Grace Lee Boggs | Posted 04.14.2012 | Detroit
Grace Lee Boggs

Naranjo's book is a fascinating example of the diverse roads by which serious thinkers in different fields are arriving at the conclusion that we have come to the end of the period of pursuing rapid economic growth.

"It's the Democracy, Stupid!": The "Vague" Goals of the Other 99%

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

To help my students think about the way the market works, and especially how it affects real people, I have them play Monopoly. But I modify the rules to make the game more realistic.

Can We Learn From China?

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

It doesn't matter whether China or the United States has the larger economy in 2025. What matters is whether the world's largest economies will together usher in a new economic model.

Freedom, Choice, and Health Care Reform

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

The Health Insurance Exchange is a means of regulating private insurance, not destroying it: it maintains a market for insurance, while affirming modern-day economists' good sense.