From Boston Review, a forum on Basic Income in a Just Society (and more). A basic income really could end poverty forever — but to become a reality, it needs to get detailed and stop being oversold. From Vox, Byrd Pinkerton and Sarah Kliff on the case for and against a universal basic income in the United States; and what happens if you replace every social program with a universal basic income (and more). The free banquet: George Scialabba reviews Basic Income: A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy by Philippe van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght. Tom Ward on what we can learn from Finland’s basic income experiment.

Frederick Harry Pitts (Bristol), Lorena Lombardozzi (SOAS) and Neil Warner (TCD): Beyond Basic Income: Overcoming the Crisis of Social Democracy? Hillel Steiner on a philosopher’s take on Global Basic Income. Study: A universal basic income would grow the economy. J. Mikael Olsson on the hedonist case for a basic income.


Eric Meyer (LMU): Beyond Ecological Democracy: Black Feminist Thought and the End of Man. Ramsi Woodcock (Georgia State): The Obsolescence of Marketing in the Information Age. Is Russia rehearsing for a major war? Aung San Suu Kyi, a much-changed icon, evades Rohingya accusations. After Trump pardon, Joe Arpaio gives interview to publication that denies the Holocaust. The scourge returns: Cassidy-Graham repeal-and-replace bill is as bad or worse than all the others. Senate to hold phony Graham-Cassidy hearings so that they can pretend to deliberate. How Cassidy-Graham would make single payer more likely. Hopeful Martians emerge from 8-month experiment to find Earth horrific as ever.

Seven takeaways from the weirdest U.N. speech ever. Trump’s message to the world at the UN: Every country is on its own. Trump’s U.N. General Assembly speech was hostile and dangerous. Trump brags about election to UN, turning global address into an embarrassing campaign rally.


Why do schoolhouses matter? Johann Neem on the rise of public education in America. Katherine Stewart on what the “government schools” critics really mean. When privatization means segregation: Setting the record straight on school vouchers. Who is Betsy DeVos, and how did she get to be head of our schools? The 59-year-old billionaire Betsy DeVos is said to be the spearhead of Trump’s agenda, and alarm is growing at her plans for privatization — and her erosion of civil rights (and more). Dunce’s app: How Silicon Valley’s brand of behaviorism has entered the classroom. Natasha Singer on the Silicon Valley billionaires remaking America’s schools. Why do billionaires care so much about charter schools?

Leon Salter and Sean Phelan (Massey): The Morality and Political Antagonisms of Neoliberal Discourse: Campbell Brown and the Corporatization of Educational Justice. Wayne Ross on how the fear created by precarious existence in the neoliberal world discourages critical thinking. Diane Ravitch on the demolition of American education. How the culture wars destroyed public education. Itay Snir (Tel Aviv): Education and Articulation: Laclau and Mouffe’s Radical Democracy in School.

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