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John Buell

John Buell

John Buell has a PhD in political science, taught for 10 years at College of the Atlantic, and was an Associate Editor of The Progressive for ten years. He lives in Southwest Harbor, Maine and writes on labor and environmental issues. His most recent book, published by Palgrave in August 2011, is "Politics, Religion, and Culture in an Anxious Age." 

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Big Pharma Patents on Covid-19 Vaccines Must Be Waived to Save the World

In the long term we must treat public health as a common good, a good upon which all of our virtues depend

John Buell ·


Neoliberalism Is a Killer

Biden's recent characterization of Putin applies to this dominant ideology as well.

John Buell ·


An Open Letter to Joe Manchin: Care About Workers, Not Inflation

Your concerns about workers leaving the workplace reveal an appalling ignorance of the demands and inequities of the labor market. 

John Buell ·


Making the Covid Vaccine Less Accessible to Poorer Countries Is Dangerous for Everyone

COVID-19 and its variants reduce poor nations to producers of pathogens that will continue to disrupt economic and social life in wealthy nations. 

John Buell ·


Opponents of a $15 Minimum Wage Are Dead Wrong

Raising the minimum wage is widely popular.

John Buell ·


GameStop Fiasco Proves We Need a Financial Transaction Tax

America is over-financialized and needs a tax on speculation.

John Buell ·


This Last-Minute Congress Stimulus Package Is Terrorism by Austerity

Congress stimulus package finally passes—but it is too little, too late.

John Buell ·


Where’s the Second Relief Act? The US Safety Net Is Working, but There Are Capitalists Who Don’t Want It To

If the current model of capitalism is incompatible with the guarantee of quality jobs, it is time to talk about alternatives that provide workers more leverage within labor markets and a broader voice in compensation and investment decisions.

John Buell ·

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