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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 ?
(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 ?
(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 ?
(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 ?
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 ?
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 ?
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 ?
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 ?
(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 ?
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! 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 ?
(1) Rihanna, American Oxygen. The video for this song from mega-pop-star Rihanna’s new album R8 is pretty interesting–with lyrics that seem to be about the so-called “American Dream,” and which could almost be a patriotic anthem, but with at least one … Continue reading ?
Here are today’s topics, in no particular order: (1) Warren Buffett, the Greedy Grandfather of Omaha: Joe Nocera had a puff piece in the New York Times last March invitingly called How Warren Buffett Does It, discussing the magic of...Show More Summary
A piece by William D. Cohan in the current issue of Vanity Fair, Wall Street Executives from the Financial Crisis of 2008: Where Are They Now?, is pretty harsh on the bankers who lost their top positions in the 2008 meltdown (Jimmy … Continue reading ? The post Siding with Wall Street’s “Winners” appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.
The lectures and award ceremony for the 2015 Leontief Prize are happening tonight at 5:30pm. Here is information about this year’s prize winners. Click here or on the image above for streaming video. The post Macroeconomics in the Age of Climate Change appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.
Our March/April issue, a collaboration with Farm Aid on the theme of Farms Today, is finished–we’re sending it to the printers today and to e-subscribers tomorrow. Here is the p. 2 editorial note: Farms Today In his comment for this … Continue reading ? The post New Issue! Farms Today–a collaboration with Farm Aid appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.
Links on Greece: Now that the Syriza government has reached an agreement with the powers that be in Europe to extend its bailout for four months, there seems to be a lot of disagreement about how to assess it, even among commentators … Continue reading ? The post Links on SYRIZA-Eurogroup Agreement appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.
We are featured in an episode of the PBS show Religion & Ethics Newsweekly! It airs this weekend–here’s the schedule for our local station, WGBH: Saturday 2/14/15 11:30 AM WGBH World Sunday 2/15/15 6:00 AM WGBX 44 Monday 2/16/15 7:30 … Continue reading ? The post D&S on PBS! appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.
(1) Higher ed: There’s a nice piece by Jefferson Fish at Psychology Today‘s website, of all places, on the corporatization of universities: A University Is Not Walmart. (Hat-tip to Polly Cleveland.) This is a wide-ranging overview piece, covering everything from student … Continue reading ? The post Links on Higher Ed and Housing appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.
Margaret Thatcher coined the radical neo-liberal slogan/mantra, “There Is No Alternative”—what most of us know as, “TINA.” Naomi Klein brilliantly developed the history and use of TINA in both theory and practice in her bestseller, The Shock Doctrine. TINA has … Continue reading ? The post Greece and TINA: Syriza Igniting Debates appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.