The human cost of 10 years of conflict in SyriaJohn WashingtonThe Nation June 30, 2021 A decade after the first shots were fired, cities are in ruins, over half a million Syrians have died, and more than ten million have been displaced.
Rigged: How globalization and the rules of the modern economy were structured to make the rich richerDean Baker June 23, 2021 (Access a free PDF copy or purchase a paperback from this page.) There has been an enormous upward redistribution of income in the United States in the last four decades. In his most recent book, Baker shows that this upward redistribution was not the result of globalization and the natural workings of the market. Rather it was the result of conscious policies that were designed to put downward pressure on the wages of ordinary workers while protecting and enhancing the incomes of those at the top. Baker explains how rules on trade, patents, copyrights, corporate governance, and macroeconomic policy were rigged to make income flow upward.