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David and Goliath, or Why the One Percent Has to Rig the System

By Polly Cleveland Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller, David and Goliath, asks how and why the weak win far more often than we expect. What characteristics of the weak can sometimes make them strong? What characteristics of the powerful can often make them vulnerable? For a long-time inequality buff like me, Gladwell provides some new insights. Show More Summary

Labour Party Leadership:  Fight for Policies Not Souls

By John Weeks A Yawning Divide Those following the internal conflict in the UK Labour Party repeatedly read that  it is a fight for the “soul” of the party.  This metaphysical reference to the contest between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith...Show More Summary

John Perkins’ New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

By Polly Cleveland In 1946, when I was a year old, my father hung up his Navy uniform and joined the U.S. Foreign Service. He could have returned to a well-paid position at Borden Cheese, but he wanted to continue serving his country after World War II. First we went to Bucharest Romania (’47-49), then … Continue reading John Perkins’ New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Financing vs. Spending Unions: How to Remedy the Eurozone’s Original Sin

By Thomas Palley In economic policy, timing isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. The euro zone crisis has been evolving for over seven years, making it difficult to time policy proposals. Now, the shock of Brexit has created a definitive political opportunity for reforming rather than patching the euro. Show More Summary

The July/August Issue Is Out!

The July/August issue of Dollars & Sense is out! We fell a bit behind because of our recent office move. But the issue has now been sent out to e-subscribers and the print edition is at the printers. We have posted three articles from...Show More Summary

Understanding the Corbyn Phenomenon

By John Weeks Labour Party Rebellion of 2016 Cross-country political comparisons mislead by creating an illusion of insight.  The attempt to compare Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn provides a clear example.  While both rose to prominence...Show More Summary

Why Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP) Is Ineffective and Dangerous

By Thomas Palley NIRP is quickly becoming a consensus policy within the economics establishment. This paper argues that consensus is dangerously wrong, resting on flawed theory and flawed policy assessment. Regarding theory, NIRP draws on fallacious pre-Keynesian economic logic that asserts interest rate adjustment can ensure full employment. Show More Summary

Alone Now: From Hope to Brexit Despair

By John Weeks A Tale of Two Summers The summer of 2015 brought a spectacularly bright ray of progressive hope to the United Kingdom: the increasingly obvious likelihood that a socialist would soon lead the near-moribund Labour Party....Show More Summary

Brexit: The Day We Entered the Eye of the Maelstrom

By Thomas Palley In years to come, the Brexit referendum may come to be seen as the day we entered the eye of the maelstrom that now promises enormous destruction. The immediate consequence looks to be a possible financial crisis, but even if that is avoided the other costs of Brexit will not be. The … Continue reading Brexit: The Day We Entered the Eye of the Maelstrom

New Office!

New Office!  We had to move the Dollars & Sense office yet again (we were only in our last office for just under a year), but this time we have landed in a great building we think we’ll be in for a long while–the NonProfit Center of Boston, near South Station in downtown Boston. The building, which … Continue reading New Office!

D&S Left Forum panels, plus: Friedman Responds on Single-Payer

Dollars & Sense will be at this year’s Left Forum conference in New York City, this afternoon through Sunday afternoon. Come visit D&S co-editor at the book exhibit table!  We are also sponsoring two panels: Bernie v. The Greens: What...Show More Summary

Boycott the Rio Olympics to Defend Brazilian Democracy

By Thomas Palley Reposted from Thomas Palley’s blog. Terrible anti-democratic events are now unfolding in Brazil with the constitutional coup against President Dilma Rousseff, organized through a cooked-up impeachment trial. The impeachment coup represents a naked attempt by corrupt neoliberal elements to seize power in Brazil. Show More Summary

Our May/June issue is out!

Our May/June issue is out!  Print subscribers should get their copies soon, and electronic subscribers just received their full-color pdfs. And we have posted the cover feature, an interview with economist Jayati Ghosh, The ‘Emerging’ Economies Today. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman Crosses the Line

By Gerald Epstein Cross-posted at our sister blog Triple Crisis.  In his recent New York Times opinion column, “Sanders Over the Edge” (4/8/16), economist Paul Krugman offers his readers a basketful of misinformation on important economic matters about which he should – and probably does – know better. Show More Summary

Sanders Is Fighting to Raise the Wages for Most Black and Latino Workers

By Stephanie Luce, Associate Professor, CUNY, and Mark Paul, Research associate at The Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, and economics instructor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Cross-posted at Huffington Post.  Corporate profits are booming, and U.S. Show More Summary

Bernie Slanders: How the Democratic Party Establishment Suffocates Progressive Change

By Thomas I. Palley, Independent Economist Washington, D.C. Cross-posted at the author’s blog,  An earlier version of this appeared at Social Europe. The Democratic Party establishment has recently found itself discomforted by Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign to return the party to its modern roots of New Deal social democracy. Show More Summary

Venezuela: Dismantling a Weapon of Mass Destruction

By Mark Weisbrot Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., and the president of Just Foreign Policy. He is also the author of the new book “Failed: What the ‘Experts’ Got Wrong About the Global Economy” (2015, Oxford University Press). Show More Summary

Our March/April Issue Is Out!

We sent our March/April 2016 issue to e-subscribers last week, and the print copies are now arriving in print subscribers’ mailboxes!  (Not a subscriber? We hope you’ll consider subscribing today–just click here.)  We’ve already posted...Show More Summary

The Latest Links on Friedman/Sanders, Romers, etc.

Gerald Friedman, Naked Capitalism, Gerald Friedman Responds to the Romers on the Sanders Plan: Different Models, Different Politics. Differences between my evaluation of the impact of the Sanders economic program from that of the Romers...Show More Summary

Latest links on Friedman/Sanders, etc.

More posts related to the kerfuffle over our columnist Gerald Friedman’s report WHAT WOULD SANDERS DO? ESTIMATING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SANDERS PROGRAMS: Alan Harvey, IDEAeconomics, Standard Fare or Fantasy Economics? An excellent and...Show More Summary

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