Understanding the Pentagon: Intent, Construction, and Development

Understanding the Pentagon: Intent, Construction, and Development

Adjusted for inflation, The United States defense budget has multiplied by sixty over the last century. This article reflects on the development of the Department of Defense and the early impacts of America’s permanent wartime economy.  

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A Glimpse of Modern Syndicalism: Studying the Mondragon Corporation

A Glimpse of Modern Syndicalism: Studying the Mondragon Corporation

Nearly a century after the Catalan experiment with syndicalism, the Basque region of Spain now hosts the most expansive network of cooperatives in the world. The unique structure of the Mondragon Corporation provides insight into how multinational corporations could function democratically in a predominantly capitalist setting.

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Would Enlightenment Philosophers Endorse Modern Capitalism?

Would Enlightenment Philosophers Endorse Modern Capitalism?

Considering the past three centuries of economic development, how would Enlightenment philosophers critique modern capitalism? Has the West’s economic structure developed as they hoped? Would they approve of modern state-capitalism? These questions are crucial to uncovering the current applicability of Enlightenment ideals. 

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