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Blog Profile / Dollars


URL :http://www.dollarsandsense.org/blog
Filed Under:Business & Finance / Economics
Posts on Regator:1625
Posts / Week:4.7
Archived Since:June 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Friday Links

Quick links–some new, some long overdue: (1) On the so-called “CRomnibus” and the provision that would “add numerous additional exemptions to the section’s ban on Federal government bailouts of large derivatives dealers”: Simon Johnson,...Show More Summary

New Issue! Plus: Links

(1) New Issue! We have finally finished layout for our November/December issue, which is our 40th-anniversary issue (see retrospective cover above). Two articles are posted: Arthur MacEwan’s “Ask Dr. Dollar” column on global inequality,...Show More Summary

That Film About Money

The film director James Schamus, who is a D&S subscriber and supporter, wrote us saying he “thought you’d like to see some work inspired by what you do”–two short films about money that are part of the New York Times‘s “We … Continue reading ? The post That Film About Money appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Tuesday Links: London Whale, S.A.C. Capital, Jeff Madrick

Apologies about the break from posts for the past week plus.  I just moved apartments, and that kept me from blogging. (Though around the same time I was moving we had some troubles with our sister blog, Triple Crisis, which … Continue reading ? The post Tuesday Links: London Whale, S.A.C. Capital, Jeff Madrick appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Friday Links: Market Basket, War and Climate Change, etc.

(1) Alejandro Reuss on Market Basket:  I noticed that a Twitter account related to the low-wage worker organizing that is going on now, @LowPayIsNotOk, tweeted about a ridiculous article from Forbes arguing that the take-away from the return of Arthur T. Show More Summary

Annual Labor Issue

  We have finally sent our September/October 2014 Annual Labor Issue out to e-subscribers (print subscribers should get it within a week to ten days).  And I just posted our cover story to the website, The Future of Work, Leisure, … Continue reading ? The post Annual Labor Issue appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Climate March Links: Industrial Policy!

A few items in advance of this weekend’s Climate March in NYC: (1) Ron Baiman of the Chicago Political Economy Group sent us this: I’m sometimes asked: What is industrial policy? This article (“Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind”) by … Continue reading ? The post Climate March Links: Industrial Policy! appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Tuesday Links: CEO Pay, Crisis Costs, Climate March, etc.

(1) Dr. Dollar on the Ex-Im Bank.  Our latest piece from the (still in production) Sept/Oct issue: Arthur “Dr. Dollar” MacEwan answers this question from D&S reader Arne Alpert: “Congressional Republicans and the Heritage FoundationShow More Summary

“Labor Day” Links: Rand Wilson, Steve Early, Jeannette Wicks-Lim

(1) Jeannette Wicks-Lim on the Real News Network.  Frequent D&S author and staff economist at the Political Economy Research Institute, Jeannette Wicks-Lim, in an interview back in 2009 about the coming low-wage future. The email today...Show More Summary

Thursday Links: Boots, Salaita, Kalamazoo, etc.

(1) Boots Riley talks communism on Fox:  See what happens when someone criticizes capitalism on an Ohio Fox affiliate.  The story at the Plain Dealer website is great; the comment section is hilarious. See also the original story at the Lakewood Citizen … Continue reading ? The post Thursday Links: Boots, Salaita, Kalamazoo, etc. appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Friday Links: Gaza, Ferguson, Argentina, and unemployment

(1) Max Blumenthal, interviewed on Jung & Naiv.  An excellent interview with Max Blumenthal, contextualizing the assault on Gaza in the rise of right wing and genocidal rhetoric in Israel.  (Hat-tip to Marjo van der Veen.) A wide-ranging...Show More Summary

Wednesday Links

(1) Claudia Roth Pierpont, A Raised Voice: How Nina Simone turned the movement into music.  Great piece in the current New Yorker. Read while listening to “Mississippi Goddam” (above). (2) Frederick Reese, In Greece Privatization Schemes, Who Benefits?  From Mint Press. (3) Gerald Friedman, … Continue reading ? The post Wednesday Links appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Martin Khor: The Gaza Carnage Must Stop

This is an op-ed piece in the China Post by Martin Khor, who is a contributor to our sister blog, Triple Crisis, and is executive director of the South Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. Here are links to our four most … Continue reading ? The post Martin Khor: The Gaza Carnage Must Stop appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Monday Links

Here’s what I’ve got for this week: (1) Jason Stanley, Detroit’s Drought of Democracy. Last week’s links included a piece about water privatization in Detroit; this piece is from the New York Times‘ philosophy blog, The Stone, by one of my … Continue reading ? The post Monday Links appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Monday Links

Just three links this week: (1) Mark Karlin, The End Game of Shutting Off Residential Water in Detroit Is a Likely Privatization Attempt.  Buzzflash at Truthout. Mystery solved (not that this is surprising). (2) Gretchen Morgenson, Private Equity’s Free Pass.  The New … Continue reading ? The post Monday Links appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Piketty’s Model of Inequality and Growth in Historical Context, Pt 2

Part II: The Neoclassical Response to the Classical Theories of Inequality and Growth Mason Gaffney has shown how many individuals helped construct neoclassical economics, often with financial support from the robber barons and their successors. Show More Summary

The Supreme Court’s Supremely Inconsistent Same-Day Decisions

Originally posted at the website of the Chicago Political Economy Group (CPEG). Let me get this right. An association of people with an elected leadership with no direct authority over its members whose primary purpose (which its members get to … Continue reading ? The post The Supreme Court’s Supremely Inconsistent Same-Day Decisions appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Piketty’s Model of Inequality and Growth in Historical Context, Pt 1

In Thomas Piketty’s doomsday model, slowing of growth in the twenty-first century will cause an inexorable increase in inequality. Piketty is not the first to propose a grand model of inequality and growth. To get some perspective on...Show More Summary

Monday Links

(1) Esther Kaplan, Losing Sparta: the Bitter Truth Behind the Gospel of Productivity.  This is a must-read piece that came out last week in the Virginia Quarterly Review.  Yves Smith wrote about it at Naked Capitalism last week, and Doug Henwood did … Continue reading ? The post Monday Links appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

The Euro “Recovery” in Real Time (in Case You Missed It)

If you read the Financial Times on 2 May, you learned that at long last recovery gathered pace among the countries of the eurozone, “the eurozone’s recovery is spreading from the bloc’s core to its periphery”.  This merely confirmed the … Continue reading ? The post The Euro “Recovery” in Real Time (in Case You Missed It) appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

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