These are dangerous but also hopeful times for the left. The Trump years, and the years of right-wing governance that may lie in store for other countries, are not likely to be good ones for progressive policymaking. Since 2008, a network of scholars, practitioners and activists meet as the ClassCrits group to discuss socioeconomic inequality in the United States and around the world. The Articles in this ClassCrits IX Symposium issue all deal in one way or another with the problems created or exacerbated by neoliberalism or by longstanding defects of the American legal, economic and political systems: access to justice (Victoria Haneman); plutocracy (Timothy Kuhner); liberal theory and corporate ideology (James Wilson); corporate tax fairness (Daron Narotzki); and the use of arbitration to entrench corporate power (Eric George.) Victoria Haneman’s piece, Bridging the Justice Gap with a (Purposeful) Restructuring of Small Claims Court, is perhaps the most reform-oriented of the Articles.
Matthew Titolo, FOREWORD: CLASSCRITS IX SYMPOSIUM ISSUE, 39 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 449 (2017), http://digitalcommons.law.wne.edu/lawreview/vol39/iss4/1