Leon Fink is the author of The Long Gilded Age: American Capitalism and the Lessons of a New World Order (2015) and editor of the journal Labor: Studies in Working-Class History.
Could Regional Reparations Help the Democrats Retake the Rust Belt?
States such as Ohio and Michigan have been hit with blight and economic downturn. Offering reparations to those hardest hit could be the key to winning in 2020. MORE
Features · June 20, 2019
The Personal Is Not Always Political
The problem with the media’s individualistic response to collective tragedy. MORE
Culture · November 14, 2017
Coal Country vs. the Arts Community, Says Who?
Last weekend, amidst much talk in the media of the proposed Trump budget, my wife and I were crossing Coal Country on a car trip from Chicago to Washington DC, and we happened... MORE
Rural America · March 28, 2017
Why We Need a New Left Internationalism
Neither neoliberal globalization nor populist isolationism offers a workable path forward. MORE
Views · January 4, 2017
On Trade, Our Choices Aren’t Only Xenophobic Nationalism Or Neoliberal Globalization
Few issues are receiving a more insipid—and thus more harmful—treatment in our public discourse than world trade. Along with immigration, “free trade” is now the... MORE
Working · August 2, 2016
‘Liberal’? No. ‘Progressive’? Nah. How About ‘Democratic Socialist’?
The democratic socialist tradition that Sanders is invoking may be just what we need. MORE
Features · February 9, 2016
Labor Lost the Fight Over Fast Track. But the Fact That Unions Oppose the TPP at All Is a Big Deal.
Organized labor’s recent “victory” over President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade initiative, was short-lived, as “fast track” was passed by Congress shortly after it had... MORE
Working · July 6, 2015
Wisconsinites Must See How Obama Likes Benign Neglect
"When all Israel saw that the king refused to listen to them, they answered the king: ‘What share do we have in David, what part in Jesse's son? To your tents,... MORE
Working · June 8, 2012