Blog Profile / Dollars

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Archived Since:June 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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 ?

Latest Greece Links

Greek referendum 2015: demonstration for voting NO at Syntagma square, Athens Greece. Wikimedia Commons, author Ggia, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Yanis Varoufakis in the Guardian: Germany won’t spare Greek pain – it has an interest in breaking us, … Continue reading ?

New Issue!

Our July/August issue is out!  We have posted two articles:  our cover feature, an interview with Gerald Epstein of UMass-Amherst:  From Boring Banking to Roaring Banking; and John Miller’s “Up Against the Wall Street Journal” column, Trans-Pacific Partnership: Corporate Power … Continue reading ?

Report from Greece; Links on Greece

Links to good pieces on tomorrow’s Yes/No referendum in Greece: Yanis Varoufakis (Greece’s finance minister), from his blog, Why we recommend a NO in the referendum — in 6 short bullet points. Joseph Stiglitz, the Guardian, How I would vote in the … Continue reading ?

Thursday Links: “Fix Our T,” SEC, TPP, etc.

(1) Fix “Our” T:  On my walk from Boston’s South Station to the D&S office this morning, I encountered an army of people in red “Fix Our T” t-shirts asking commuters to sign a petition to “Fix Our T.” (The … Continue reading ?

Two Illinois Victories

Last month (in this post) I blogged about Doug Henwood’s great interview with Jane McAlevey and her comments about billionaire Illinois governor Bruce Rauner and his relentless campaign against labor.  Since then, Rauner has been handed some stinging defeats, which … Continue reading ?

New Issue!

  New issue!  Our May/June 2015 issue is out (for electronic subscribers; print subscribers will get their copies in about ten days).  We have posted one article from the issue, Marie Duggan’s timely piece A Way Out for Greece and … Continue reading ?

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