BITS & BRIEFS: How the Great Regression began // Leisure for the sake of capitalism // Inequality Paradigm // Evictions never end // Precarity and fast food // State-regulated prostitution

Wolfgang Streeck: “Neoliberalism arrived with globalization or else globalization arrived with neoliberalism; that is how the Great Regression began… Whoever puts a society under economic or moral pressure to the point of dissolution reaps resistance from its traditionalists.”

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© Stephan Walter

The rhetoric about leisure being “restorative” emerged since capitalism firstly set us to be productive — by Miya Tokumitsu

Mike Savage: We’re seeing a new ‘Inequality Paradigm’ in social science, and it has to be amplified

Their “American Dream” is in the hands of their landlords. Eviction is the core of American poverty, compellingly shows and asserts Matthew Desmond

Eating unhealthy fast food is associated more with how many hours or jobs your work than with low income per se, a new study finds

> On state-regulated prostitution in the Middle East in the interwar period: the local planning of global mobility — Liat Kozma on her book Global Women, Colonial Ports

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