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URL :http://www.dollarsandsense.org/blog
Filed Under:Business & Finance / Economics
Posts on Regator:1616
Posts / Week:5
Archived Since:June 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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.

Monday Links

I have had a rocky start with my intention to post links every Monday–I missed last week, but I’m picking up today (with some of the ones I meant to post last week). Sarah Jaffe, Why Harris and Hobby Lobby … Continue reading ? The post Monday Links appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Report on Working Families Summit, Plus One More Link

(1) Tim Koechlin, “Inequality and the Case for Unions.”  In my Monday Links post, I meant to include this excellent piece by sometime D&S author Tim Koechlin, which appeared at Common Dreams and at Huffington Post. It’s a careful account of … Continue reading ? The post Report on Working Families Summit, Plus One More Link appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Monday Links

(1) Bill Barclay:  Reproduction, Production, and the Gender Division of Labor.  An excellent piece by Bill Barclay of the Chicago Political Economy Group (CPEG) that I was supposed to post here in time for Fathers’ Day, but I was on the … Continue reading ? The post Monday Links appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

The Mouse That Wouldn’t Die: How a Lack of Public Funding Holds Back a Promising Cancer Treatment

Spring 1999. “Professor Cui, this mouse didn’t get cancer. Should I get rid of him?” It was a standard experiment in Zheng Cui’s lab at Wake Forest University, North Carolina: Inject inbred mice with cancer cells, not to study cancer,...Show More Summary

Live-Blogging Piketty: Reading Pt. IV

To summarize the argument of Capital thus far, Piketty has found that over long stretches of time and in many different countries economic growth (g) is substantially less than the return to capital or wealth (r). This means that income from wealth … Continue reading ? The post Live-Blogging Piketty: Reading Pt. IV appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

After the Vote: Results of the European Parliament Elections

Above–an image from Wilders’ Best Friends Forever, which makes posters displaying reactionary and/or racist quotations from people allied with the Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders.  Wilders, the far-right in Holland, and the far-right...Show More Summary

Live-Blogging Piketty: An Interlude (Response to Chris Giles)

Should We Count Out Piketty Due to Sum Math Errors? While I am here in Paris reading Capital in the Twenty-First Century carefully, the book has dominated the headlines again. Having just spent a good deal of time thinking about its … Continue reading ? The post Live-Blogging Piketty: An Interlude (Response to Chris Giles) appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Live-Blogging Piketty: Reading Pt. III

Chris Giles and Ferdinando Giugliano raised some concerns about Thomas Piketty’s data in yesterday’s Financial Times. (See Naked Capitalism’s useful post on the flap.) Our reviewer Steve Pressman sent in his lastest “live-blogging” post...Show More Summary

Live-Blogging Piketty: Reading Pt. II

Capital in the Twenty-First Century Part II  Part II of Capital in the Twenty-First Century focuses on the functional distribution of income—how income gets divided up between labor and capital; or to be more precise, this part of the book … Continue reading ? The post Live-Blogging Piketty: Reading Pt. II appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

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