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Reflections on a Xenophobic Speech

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. Anticipating and sitting through President Trump’s address to Congress last night was arduous, to say the least.  There are so many things that can be said about the speech, not the least being how many inaccuracies were mouthed by Trump.  I wish that I could say that was the most disturbing … Continue reading Reflections on a Xenophobic Speech

The Political Economy of Trumponomics

The following interview with Gerald Epstein, contributor to Triple Crisis blog, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), is based on his article “Trumponomics: Should We Just Say ‘No’?” forthcoming from Challenge magazine. Show More Summary

New Issue!

Our January/February issue is finally out–sent to e-subscribers a couple of days ago, and in the mail to print subscribers.  We most recently posted David Bacon’s contribution to the issue, What Trump Can and Can’t Do to Immigrants, especially timely given Trump’s recent executive orders. Show More Summary

The Women’s March on Washington and the Coming of Age of Feminism

We are a bit late posting this excellent piece by Julie Matthaei, but it’s all the more relevant given the huge numbers at yesterday’s marches in DC, around the country, and around the world. Re-posted from the blog of the Union for Radical Political Economics ( Show More Summary

The New Democrats’ Addiction to Austerity Will Not Die

Cross-posted at New Economic Perspectives.  By William K. Black I know the Republicans are complete hypocrites about federal deficits and debt.  I know their dishonesty and faux deficit and debt hysteria, when a Democrat is president,...Show More Summary

The Public Editor Reveals the NYT’s Contempt for Workers

A few weeks ago, the New York Times ran a front-page article about president-elect Donald Trump’s public browbeating of Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers Local 1999, which represents the workers at the Carrier plant where Trump claimed to have saved jobs. Show More Summary

The Federal Reserve Raising Interest Rates Is Unwelcome and Unnecessary

  By Thomas Palley Cross-posted from the AFL-CIO economy blog.  Wednesday’s decision by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates is unwelcome and unnecessary. As admitted in its statement, investment remains soft, growth is only moderate and inflation expectations are little changed. Show More Summary

The Democratic Party’s “Centrist” Leaders Remain Clueless

By William K. Black Cross-posted at New Economic Perspectives. On December 10, 2016, a New York Times article entitled “Democrats Have a New Message: It’s the Economy First” that unintentionally revealed that the Party’s “centrist” leadership...Show More Summary

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs — Not Austerity

By William K. Black Cross-posted at New Economic Perspectives. Bob Rubin and Alan Greenspan convinced the New Democrats, over a quarter-century ago, that the key to economic growth was to out-Republican the Republican Party in the fervency...Show More Summary

Krugman’s Failure to Speak Truth to Power about Austerity

By William K. Black Cross-posted at New Economic Perspectives.  In the first column in this series I explained how Hillary Clinton, during the closing 40 days of her campaign, showcased repeatedly her promise to assault the working class...Show More Summary

Hillary’s Threat to Wage Continuous War on the Working Class via Austerity Proved Fatal

By William K. Black Cross-posted at New Economic Perspectives. I’ve come back recently from Kilkenny, Ireland where I participated in the seventh annual Kilkenomics – a festival of economics and comedy.  The festival is noted for people...Show More Summary

The Economic Consequences of Donald Trump

By Pavlina R. Tcherneva Cross-posted at New Economic Perspectives.  Economic consequences A lot has been said already. For me, this was the culmination of a decades-long process where the Democrats sold out their progressive agenda and happily embraced the Republican’s neoliberal economic policies. Show More Summary

The Liberals Didn’t Listen: The Immense Cost of Ignoring Tom Frank’s Warnings

By William K. Black Cross-posted with New Economic Perspectives.  November 8, 2016     Kansas City, MO I am writing this article late on election night in my office at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, about a mile from the home...Show More Summary

New Issue!

Our November/December 2016 issue is out!  I just posted the cover story, Jerry Friedman’s Nativism: As American as (Rotten) Apple Pie. Here is this issue’s editorial note: Liberty in a Time of Crisis It is both apt and ironic. The most “American” symbol of liberty is an immigrant. The Statue of Liberty—or, as it is … Continue reading New Issue!

Cheaper, Quicker, Safer: Green Transportation for All

By Liz Stanton Cross-posted from Liz Stanton Consulting’s Public Goods Blog. Getting ourselves, our kids, and all of the material goods of our economy from point A to point B resulted in 1.9 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere in 2015. Show More Summary

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

By Polly Cleveland When I was a teenage bookworm, and later a student at Harvard and Berkeley, I looked down on what my dad called “The Great Unwashed”. By this unfortunate Victorian term, he meant the ignorant, the prejudiced, the parochial...Show More Summary

An Undergraduate’s Question about Economic Policy

By Thomas Palley Cross-posted from the author’s blog.  I received an e-mail from an undergraduate economics student who was curious about economic policy in Washington, DC. His question says a lot about the current state of affairs. Here it is with my reply. Show More Summary

The Clean Power Plan’s Day in Court

  By Elizabeth A. Stanton Cross-posted from the author’s blog, and at our sister blog Triple Crisis.  In one week, the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals will begin hearing oral arguments regarding the...Show More Summary

Our Annual Labor Issue Is Out!

Our September/October Annual Labor issue is printing now, and the full-color pdf has been sent to electronic subscribers.  (Not a subscriber? Click here to subscribe.)  We have posted our lead feature, Class Struggle By Other Means:Show More Summary

The Federal Reserve Must Rethink How It Tightens Monetary Policy

By Thomas Palley Cross-posted at the author’s website, After more than 7 years of economic recovery, the Federal Reserve is positioning itself to tighten monetary policy by raising interest rates. In light of the wobbly...Show More Summary

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