Peter S. Goodman
LocusBots at Locus Robotics, a Massachusetts company that aims to automate warehouses with robots.Credit...Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

This article reminds me of a cartoon I saw 50+ years ago: Henry Ford and a union leader are overlooking an assembly line. Ford says, "No workers here are going on strike!" The union leader replies, "Nope, and none who will buy Fords either."

                    -- Gene McGuckin

Sept. 7, 2022

Jake Johnson
Farmers in Egypt harvest wheat to increase local production in order to relieve the shortage on May 14, 2022. (Photo: Mohamed Abdel Hamid/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Sept. 9, 2022

"People's misery makes capitalists' superprofit," said one critic as commodity traders make a killing off worldwide food and energy chaos.

Russia's war on Ukraine has wreaked havoc on global commodity markets, driving up energy and food prices and exacerbating hunger emergencies around the world.

"We're in a market where speculators are driving prices up."

Justin McCurry
Kohei Saito’s book In Capital in the Anthropocene, inspired by Karl Marx’s writings on the environment, has become a surprise hit in Japan. Photograph: Ruben Earth/Getty Images

Sept. 2022

Kohei Saito’s book Capital in the Anthropocene has become an unlikely hit among young people and is about to be translated into English

he climate crisis will spiral out of control unless the world applies “emergency brakes” to capitalism and devises a “new way of living”, according to a Japanese academic whose book on Marxism and the environment has become a surprise bestseller.

Nora Loreto
Photo via Pedro Lopez on Flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Sept. 8, 2022

Last week, a group of more than 50 media outlets, unions, employer associations and other organizations, representing pretty much every main player in the industry, sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling for the federal government to take action against the online harassment of journalists. 


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