JAMIE MERCHANT is a writer, organizer, and Fellow at the Center for Progressive Strategy and Research in Chicago.
FEB 2018 | Field Notes
Over the past few years, financial power has become a political black hole, collapsing ideological space into itself. Common ideas on the left, right, and center trace confused and overlapping trajectories as they spiral towards it.
JUL-AUG 2018 | Field Notes
The apparition of a general trade war stalks the global economic order. In the United States, it recently manifested itself in the debate over the issue of sanctions leveled against Chinese companies. Bernie Sanders, the unofficial standard bearer of neo-social democracy in the U.S., excoriated the Trump administration for walking back on sanctions against the telecommunications firm ZTE.