Taking Off the Straitjacket and Running the Asylum

Spectators watch as escape artist Harry Houdini frees himself from a straightjacket while he hangs from a hook above a subway. Bettmann / Getty.

More than any Marxist tract could ever do, the 2008 crisis taught the world how capitalism subjugates human life to the forces of money. The global economy has returned to sustained growth, yet the social and psychic scars refuse to disappear. Economically, the effects have been permanent: thanks to the crash, American households born in […]

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