The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century
Sarah Leonard, Bhaskar Sunkara
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A stirring blueprint for American equality, from the "breakout stars" (The New York Times) of the young new left
Democrat, Republican -- the list of presidential candidates confirms that business is proceeding pretty much as usual. The Future We Want proposes something different. In a sharp, rousing collective manifesto, ten young cultural and political critics dismantle the usual liberal solutions to America's ills and propose a pragmatic alternative.
What would finance look like without Wall Street? Or the workplace with responsibility shared by the entire workforce? From a campaign to limit work hours, to a program for full employment, to proposals for a new feminism, The Future We Want has the courage to think of alternatives that are both utopian and possible.
Brilliantly clear and provocative, The Future We Want -- edited by Jacobin magazine founder Bhaskar Sunkara and the Nation's Sarah Leonard -- harnesses the energy and creativity of an angry generation and announces the arrival of a new political left that not only protests but plans.
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find that shorter working hours are correlated with smaller ecological footprints. While making people work demoralizing jobs to earn a living has always been spiteful, it’s now starting to seem suicidal; growing economies just so people can “earn” their living is a recipe for disaster. It’s time to reclaim job-killing environmentalism, this time not as a project that demonizes workers, or even work—rather, as one that rejects work done for its own sake. Instead of stigmatizing and criminalizing
photo of someone’s “cool” uncle. With his feathered bangs, wispy mustache, and open-necked collared shirt, Steven seems like the kind of guy who used to spend his Saturday nights cruising the main drag in his Trans Am, scoping babes and blasting Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Most iterations of the meme contrast the postwar prosperity with the straitened circumstances of today’s young workers. Steven pays his yearly tuition at a state college—with his savings from a summer job! He graduates with a
circles, this impulse involves a leap toward a world with no states or markets, and thus no money, wages, or prices: a system in which goods would be freely produced and freely taken, where the economy would be governed entirely by the maxim “from each according to ability, to each according to need.” Whenever such ideas are considered, debate seems to focus immediately on big philosophical questions about human nature. Skeptics scoff that people are too selfish for such a system to work.
Introduction Sarah Leonard Working for the Weekend Chris Maisano Imagining Socialist Education Megan Erickson How to Make Black Lives Really, Truly Matter Jesse A. Myerson and Mychal Denzel Smith Sex Class Sarah Leonard The Green and the Red Alyssa Battistoni Red Innovation Tony Smith The Cure for Bad Science Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones Finding the Future of Criminal Justice Phillip Agnew, Dante Barry, Cherrell Carruthers, Mychal Denzel Smith, Ashley Yates After Gay Marriage Kate