IN THESE TIMES | We Don’t Have Time to End Capitalism—But Growth Can Still Be Green
THE NATION | Amazon’s Defeat Is Local and Global
Growth, energy use and emissions are historically linked, but this trend could end with mass investment in renewables and energy efficiency.
THE NATION | Economic Nationalism is Suicide
It’s official: Amazon, one of the most powerful corporations in the world, has been booted out of Long Island City, New York, thanks to a determined coalition of grassroots organizations and their elected allies. Together they…
FOREIGN POLICY | China is Cheating at a Rigged Game
The ongoing melodrama of the Brexit negotiations has lived up to its billing as one of the great shit-shows of our time. But the whole tragicomic affair has shown us the clear political premium of nationalist ideas today:
IN THESE TIMES | How Tariffs Are Playing Into Trump’s Xenophobic Agenda
A new attitude toward China is rapidly taking shape across the U.S. political spectrum. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) echoes President Donald Trump’s talking points, decrying the transfer of “our” technology to China and condemning investment there.
In early March, President Trump announced steel tariffs as part of a protectionist, anti-China economic strategy. More recently, Trump escalated to target $60 billion of imports from the Chinese tech industry with additional tariffs.