Book cover of Regime Change: Toward a Postliberal Future by Patrick Deneen
Politics & Government

Regime Change: Toward a Postliberal Future

Classical liberalism promised to overthrow the old aristocracy, creating an order in which individuals could create their own identities and futures. To some extent it did—but it has also demolished the traditions and institutions that nourished ordinary people and created a new and exploitative ruling class. This class’s economic libertarianism, progressive values, and technocratic commitments have led them to rule for the benefit of the “few” at the expense of the “many,” precipitating our current political crises. […Learn More]

Book cover of Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond
Politics & Government

Poverty, by America

The United States, the richest country on earth, has more poverty than any other advanced democracy. Why? Why does this land of plenty allow one in every eight of its children to go without basic necessities, permit scores of its citizens to live and die on the streets, and authorize its corporations to pay poverty wages?  […Learn More]

Book cover of The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality by Kathryn Paige Harden
Biological Sciences

The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality

A provocative and timely case for how the science of genetics can help create a more just and equal society

In recent years, scientists like Kathryn Paige Harden have shown that DNA makes us different, in our personalities and in our health―and in ways that matter for educational and economic success in our current society. […Learn More]

Politics & Government

The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World

Meritocracy: the idea that people should be advanced according to their talents rather than their birth. While this initially seemed like a novel concept, by the end of the twentieth century it had become the world’s ruling ideology. How did this happen, and why is meritocracy now under attack from both right and left? […Learn More]

Business & Money

Engine of Inequality: The Fed and the Future of Wealth in America

The first book to reveal how the Federal Reserve holds the key to making us more economically equal, written by an author with unparalleled expertise in the real world of financial policy

Following the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy placed much greater focus on stabilizing the market than on helping struggling Americans. […Learn More]