Effective altruist Peter Singer argues that individuals should do more to alleviate the world’s poverty. But his emphasis on giving to charity disregards the structural causes of inequality, suggesting that nothing fundamental can be changed.
Michael Lazarus teaches politics and philosophy at Monash University. He works on normative ethics and the critique of political economy.
Although it’s been sitting on your shelf for years, your paperback copy of Capital has a tellingly uncreased spine. It’s time to change that — here’s a guide to how.
The list of Australian universities that have admitted to systematically underpaying casual employees is growing every month. The scale of the problem shows that these aren’t innocent errors — rather, wage theft is built into the core of casual work.
Australian historian Stuart Macintyre passed away on Monday. A veteran of the New Left and the Communist Party of Australia, as a historian, writer, and political activist, Macintyre exemplified the spirit of solidarity at the heart of the workers’ movement.
Worker action exposed systematic wage theft within Australia’s largest university and forced management to pay staff the millions that had been stolen from them.