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New Issue! Focus on Europe

  We have just sent our May/June 2017 issue to e-subscribers, and print subscribers should find the issue in their mailboxes soon. (Not a subscriber? You can subscribe online here.) You can find the full table of contents for the issue here. Here is the page 2 editors’ note for the issue: The Resistible Rise … Continue reading New Issue! Focus on Europe

The Dissing of Henry George

By Polly Cleveland   My father, born in 1910, told me that when he was young every educated person read Progress and Poverty. Henry George (1839–1897) was a journalist, self-educated economist and philosopher, and eventually prominent politician. Show More Summary

Trumponomics: Neocon Neoliberalism Camouflaged With Anti-Globalization Circus

By Thomas Palley A key element of Trump’s political success has been his masquerade of being pro-worker, which includes posturing as anti-globalization. However, his true economic interest is the exact opposite. That creates conflict between Trump’s political and economic interests. Show More Summary

Costs of Empire: King’s “Beyond Vietnam”

As part of our ongoing “Costs of Empire” project (see our March/April special issue on that topic here), we are posting the text of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech “Beyond Vietnam,” delivered fifty years ago yesterday, April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church in New York.  Mr. Show More Summary

The 7 Secrets of the Prolific

By Polly Cleveland If you’re like me, you always wanted to be a writer—but obligations came first: family, friends, bosses, students, bills, good causes. Recently, I grumbled about my lack of productivity to my editor Chris Sturr at Dollars & Sense magazine. Show More Summary

New Issue–Costs of Empire

Our March/April issue has been sent to e-subscribers and should be hitting print subscribers’ mailboxes soon.  (Not a subscriber? You can subscribe online here.) This is our special “Costs of Empire” issue (though we are covering the theme throughout 2017). Here is the editors’ note from page 2: Costs of Empire At one time or … Continue reading New Issue–Costs of Empire

Reflections on a Xenophobic Speech

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. Anticipating and sitting through President Trump’s address to Congress last night was arduous, to say the least.  There are so many things that can be said about the speech, not the least being how many inaccuracies were mouthed by Trump.  I wish that I could say that was the most disturbing … Continue reading Reflections on a Xenophobic Speech

The Political Economy of Trumponomics

The following interview with Gerald Epstein, contributor to Triple Crisis blog, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), is based on his article “Trumponomics: Should We Just Say ‘No’?” forthcoming from Challenge magazine. Show More Summary

New Issue!

Our January/February issue is finally out–sent to e-subscribers a couple of days ago, and in the mail to print subscribers.  We most recently posted David Bacon’s contribution to the issue, What Trump Can and Can’t Do to Immigrants, especially timely given Trump’s recent executive orders. Show More Summary

The Women’s March on Washington and the Coming of Age of Feminism

We are a bit late posting this excellent piece by Julie Matthaei, but it’s all the more relevant given the huge numbers at yesterday’s marches in DC, around the country, and around the world. Re-posted from the blog of the Union for Radical Political Economics ( Show More Summary

The New Democrats’ Addiction to Austerity Will Not Die

Cross-posted at New Economic Perspectives.  By William K. Black I know the Republicans are complete hypocrites about federal deficits and debt.  I know their dishonesty and faux deficit and debt hysteria, when a Democrat is president,...Show More Summary

The Public Editor Reveals the NYT’s Contempt for Workers

A few weeks ago, the New York Times ran a front-page article about president-elect Donald Trump’s public browbeating of Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers Local 1999, which represents the workers at the Carrier plant where Trump claimed to have saved jobs. Show More Summary

The Federal Reserve Raising Interest Rates Is Unwelcome and Unnecessary

  By Thomas Palley Cross-posted from the AFL-CIO economy blog.  Wednesday’s decision by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates is unwelcome and unnecessary. As admitted in its statement, investment remains soft, growth is only moderate and inflation expectations are little changed. Show More Summary

The Democratic Party’s “Centrist” Leaders Remain Clueless

By William K. Black Cross-posted at New Economic Perspectives. On December 10, 2016, a New York Times article entitled “Democrats Have a New Message: It’s the Economy First” that unintentionally revealed that the Party’s “centrist” leadership...Show More Summary

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs — Not Austerity

By William K. Black Cross-posted at New Economic Perspectives. Bob Rubin and Alan Greenspan convinced the New Democrats, over a quarter-century ago, that the key to economic growth was to out-Republican the Republican Party in the fervency...Show More Summary

Krugman’s Failure to Speak Truth to Power about Austerity

By William K. Black Cross-posted at New Economic Perspectives.  In the first column in this series I explained how Hillary Clinton, during the closing 40 days of her campaign, showcased repeatedly her promise to assault the working class...Show More Summary

Hillary’s Threat to Wage Continuous War on the Working Class via Austerity Proved Fatal

By William K. Black Cross-posted at New Economic Perspectives. I’ve come back recently from Kilkenny, Ireland where I participated in the seventh annual Kilkenomics – a festival of economics and comedy.  The festival is noted for people...Show More Summary

The Economic Consequences of Donald Trump

By Pavlina R. Tcherneva Cross-posted at New Economic Perspectives.  Economic consequences A lot has been said already. For me, this was the culmination of a decades-long process where the Democrats sold out their progressive agenda and happily embraced the Republican’s neoliberal economic policies. Show More Summary

The Liberals Didn’t Listen: The Immense Cost of Ignoring Tom Frank’s Warnings

By William K. Black Cross-posted with New Economic Perspectives.  November 8, 2016     Kansas City, MO I am writing this article late on election night in my office at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, about a mile from the home...Show More Summary

New Issue!

Our November/December 2016 issue is out!  I just posted the cover story, Jerry Friedman’s Nativism: As American as (Rotten) Apple Pie. Here is this issue’s editorial note: Liberty in a Time of Crisis It is both apt and ironic. The most “American” symbol of liberty is an immigrant. The Statue of Liberty—or, as it is … Continue reading New Issue!

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