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Friedman Responds to Thorpe on Single-Payer

By Gerald Friedman Find a pdf version of this statement here.  A distinguished professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management, in the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Kenneth Thorpe has been one of the leading figures in the analysis of health care finance in the United States. Show More Summary

Flint Water Crisis: Let Them Eat Pollution?

By James K. Boyce The tragic crisis in Flint, Michigan, where residents have been poisoned by lead contamination, is not just about drinking water. And it’s not just about Flint. It’s about race and class, and the stark contradiction...Show More Summary

Chelsea Clinton Is Confused about Single Payer

Yes, Chelsea, President Sanders would dismantle Obamacare, the CHIP program–and, indeed, the entire system of private health insurance.  And good riddance to it. Instead of relying on a patchwork of programs and a leaky safety net, under...Show More Summary

David Kotz on Neoliberalism’s Crisis and What Comes Next

I have just posted David Kotz’s two-part article on the origins and crisis of neoliberalism and what comes next. Part One, from our November/December issue, is A Great Fall: The Origins and Crisis of Neoliberalism. Part Two, from our brand-new January/February issue, is All the King’s Horses: Neoliberalism, Its Crisis, and What Comes Next. Enjoy!

Top Eleven Dollars & Sense Graphs of 2015

It’s time for our second-annual Top Eleven Dollars & Sense Graphs of the year! (Why eleven? Ask Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel!) Click here for our favorites from 2015. Happy New Year!

New Issue! Plus–Fed Rate Hike Explained

Our new issue is at the printers!  Print subscribers should get their copies in the first week of January (the holidays will delay things a bit), and I expect to email the issue to e-subscribers early next week. We have posted one feature from the issue, Marty Wolfson’s The Fed Raises Rates–by Paying the Banks. Show More Summary

The $80 Billion Shift We Need Now for Economic Democracy

By Michelle Long, Executive Director, BALLE This guest post appears on the Dollars & Sense blog as part of New Economy Week: From Austerity to Prosperity, a week of online and in-person events being convened by the New Economy Coalition from...Show More Summary

Why Free Higher Ed Can’t Wait

By Biola Jeje and Belinda Rodriguez This guest post appears on the Dollars & Sense blog as part of New Economy Week: From Austerity to Prosperity, a week of online and in-person events being convened by the New Economy Coalition from...Show More Summary

Dead Empires: How China May Overtake the U.S.

By Polly Cleveland “The earth is the tomb of dead empires, no less than of dead men.” Thus wrote the American economist and journalist Henry George in his 1879 worldwide bestseller, Progress and Poverty. Adam Smith had identified cooperation...Show More Summary

The Worst Place in the U.S. to Be Black Is…

… the home state of our new Speaker of the House. Now that our November/December issue, with its cover story by D&S collective member and Milwaukee native Dan Schneider, is being shipped to subscribers (and the electronic version has been sent to e-subscribers), here is the issue’s p. Show More Summary

Tuesday Links; New Issue!

New Issue!  We are just sending this to the printers; e-subscribers will get their full-color pdfs in the next few days. Check out the table of contents here. Not a subscriber?  We can help! Arthur MacEwan, Dollars & Sense, Puerto Rico’s Colonial Economy;  Linda Backiel, Monthly Review, Puerto Rico: The Crisis Is About Colonialism, Not Debt. Show More Summary

Tuesday Links: TPP, Corbyn, Sanders, etc.

Off Guardian (embedded above), Tony Benn speech on the aims of Thatcherite policies.  Via Gaius Publius, via Naked Capitalism, where they are calling it Tony Benn’s “Ten-Minute History of Neoliberalism.” I found it moving, especially...Show More Summary

Corbyn Victory; Other election links

Scott Fullwiler, New Economic Perspectives, Corbynomics 101.  A good piece responding to three critiques of Corbyn’s idea of a “People’s Quantitative Easing”: ” the government would create a public bank for financing infrastructure (National Investment Bank, or NIB), which the Bank of England (BoE) would then lend to directly in order to fund. Show More Summary

Labor Day? Let’s Tell The Truth And Call It “Assets Day”

By Douglas K. Smith, author of On Value and Values: Thinking Differently About We In An Age Of Me. Crossposted from Naked Capitalism by permission of the author.  Come on, face it. “Labor Day” is a national fiction — right up there with...Show More Summary

Our Annual Labor Issue is out!

Our September/October Annual Labor Issue is out!  (In time for Labor Day, for the first time in a long while!) We have emailed the full-color pdf to electronic subscribers and print subscribers should be getting their copies in the mail in the next few days.  See the full table of contents here. We have posted two … Continue reading Our Annual Labor Issue is out!

On Its 80th Birthday, Securing Social Security

Today is the 80th anniversary of Social Security; here’s our book reviewer Steve Pressman’s review of Social Security Works!, from our current issue: Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All by … Continue reading ?

Links: SEC and CEOs, Greece, Mexico, Trump, Salaita

  (1) Greece: In addition to the great video by Alicé Anil embedded above (well worth watching; includes clips with Krugman, Stiglitz, and Rick Wolff!), whose “Know Bullshit!” project looks great, these items were of interest: Adam Davidson, New York Times Magazine, Why Greece’s … Continue reading ?

Links on Cops, Wage Stagnation, Phil Gramm, etc.

(1) Cops:  I just posted Kristian Williams’ article in our current issue, Poverty Crime, Privileged Crime: Policing and Economic Inequality.  You might remember an earlier piece he wrote for us: Cops for Labor (D&S, Sept/Oct 2011), which I thought of when I saw … Continue reading ?

Report from Greece, plus more links on Greece

(1) When Greece Bailed Out Germany: Via Portside, the image above was the “poster of the week” recently from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, which organizes traveling exhibitions, including Art Against Empire: Graphic Responses to US Interventions Since World … Continue reading ?

A Report from Iran

Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain had a great piece in The Intercept, Iranians’ View of the Nuclear Deal: Optimistic, With Significant Caveats, that linked to the tweet above from back in April. The Intercept article talks about Iranian public opinion about … Continue reading ?

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