Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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The Right Way to Rewrite NAFTA

What is an internationalist to make of Donald J Trump’s vow to blow up the North American Free Trade Agreement?

Act Against Amazon!

Some have asked whether it’s finally ‘time to break up with Amazon’.

Team Obama Cashes In

It is cherished notion in American political ideology that the market and democracy go happily hand in hand. The purveyors of that myth keep the revolving door turning.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Let’s Not Work Together

Obama has chosen the wrong issue on which to embrace collaboration. The TPP is bad policy. And some ideological divides don’t deserve to be bridged.

Why is College so Damned Expensive?

With a grim job market and soaring debts, new graduates face the prospect of long-term indenture to the banks.

What the U.S. Made of Thomas Picketty

Reactions to a surprise best seller: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

The Problem with Cadillac’s Electric Wheels

While making cars more energy efficient is a worthy goal, it is not enough. Seriously addressing the challenges of climate change and environmental destruction will require us to break the stranglehold of GDP as the sole measure of human progress.

When Martin Luther King Gave Up His Guns

It took years of political evolution for King to understand nonviolence not merely as a moral force, but as an effective strategy for leveraging political change.

Obama’s “Free Trade” Voyages: NAFTA Across the Oceans

Seeing drafts of new trade agreements that enhance corporate power could move people to similarly rash displays of democracy.

Wall Street Wants Your Gratitude

International progress in recovering from the economic downturn of recent years has been sluggish. But there is growth in at least one sector: The shamelessness of the global financial elite.