Within ten days of giving birth, a quarter of us are forced to return to work. If liberals truly want to support parents’ choices, they need to back the subsidies and employment legislation that are vital to child-rearing.
Abi Wilkinson is a Jacobin columnist based in Washington, DC.
Here are questions we need to ask right away: If foundational economic principles must be abandoned when things get tough, does capitalism really serve our needs? If rapid, radical change is possible when circumstances demand it, what excuse is there for failing to act with similar urgency to prevent cataclysmic climate change?
Though commentators like David Brooks see the rise of an authoritarian left, Bernie Sanders’s message is that formal rights are essential — but they’re insufficient if most people are denied the resources necessary for their realization.
Britain has a new government. What does it mean for Corbyn’s path to power?
A recent New Yorker cartoon is proof that elite liberals still harbor contempt for mass democracy.