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Blog Post Archive

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

On the Neglect of Class in Neoclassical Macroeconomics

A Response to the Romers’ Critique of Friedman Bernienomics Analysis By Ron Baiman of the Chicago Political Economy Group To her credit Christina Romer, one of the four former CEA Chairs who wrote a scathing four paragraph letter dismissing...Show More Summary

Galbraith Summary of the Friedman v. Romers Debate

By James K. Galbraith, Professor of Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin. His most recent books are Inequality and Instability and The End of Normal.   Via Naked Capitalism. Show More Summary

Yet More Links on Friedman-Sanders Kerfuffle

Christina D. Romer and David H. Romer, Senator Sanders’s Proposed Policies and Economic Growth.  Finally, one of the “Gang of 4” (as Bill Black has dubbed them) has responded to Friedman’s paper with an actual substantial critique.  From...Show More Summary

Black Students Matter: Why Sanders Is Winning Young Voters

By Gerald Friedman and Mark Paul The writers are respectively Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a graduate student in Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Horace Mann and John Dewey understood that universal public education is essential for a functioning democracy. Show More Summary

More Links on Kerfuffle about Friedman’s Sanders Analysis

Here are more links related to the kerfuffle surrounding our columnist Gerald Friedman’s research paper on the likely macroeconomic effects if Bernie Sanders economic policies were implemented. (Find the full 53-page paper here.) David Dayen, The New Republic,  The Pious Attacks on Bernie Sanders’s “Fuzzy” Economics. Show More Summary

Links on the Kerfuffle about Friedman’s Sanders Analysis

There’s been quite a fuss about our columnist Jerry Friedman’s analysis of the macroeconomic effects that implementation of all of Bernie Sanders’ proposals would have. (The analysis was the basis of two of Jerry’s recent columns for...Show More Summary

The Poverty of Neoclassical Economic Analysis

By Ron Baiman, Chicago Political Economy Group When I first got wind of the denunciation of Prof. Gerald Friedman’s Bernienomics impact estimates by prominent liberal Economists two questions came immediately to mind. Who were these liberal economists and what were their objections? A little googling around got me the first answer in a jiffy. Show More Summary

Notes and Links on the Democratic Primaries

A round-up of some of the best things I’ve seen on the battle so far between Clinton and Sanders: Gerald Friedman, What Would Sanders Do.  We have posted the research report by Friedman that is the basis of his two columns for us, What Would Sanders Do?, Part 1: The Dynamic Effects of Seven Sanders Initiatives, … Continue reading Notes and Links on the Democratic Primaries

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