Blog Profile / Dollars


URL :http://www.dollarsandsense.org/blog
Filed Under:Business & Finance / Economics
Posts on Regator:316
Posts / Week:0.9
Archived Since:June 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

New Issue!

  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 ?

Monday Links: Rihanna, Baltimore, Jean Tirole, Private Equity

(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 ?

Thursday Links: Buffett, Chicago/Illinois, Atlanta Teachers

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

Siding with Wall Street’s “Winners”

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.

Macroeconomics in the Age of Climate Change

  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.

New Issue! Farms Today–a collaboration with Farm Aid

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 SYRIZA-Eurogroup Agreement

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.

D&S on PBS!

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.

Links on Higher Ed and Housing

(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.

Greece and TINA: Syriza Igniting Debates

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.

Cover Story, plus: Greece Links

(1) Cover Story Posted: Where Are Today’s Mass Movements?:  We have posted the cover story for our current issue, Where Are Today’s Mass Movements?, by Trudy Goldberg.  The subtitle is “What we can learn from the millions who demonstrated for … Continue reading ? The post Cover Story, plus: Greece Links appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Links on Yanis Varoufakis

One of the exciting things about the new SYRIZA government in Greece is that the new finance minister is Yanis Varoufakis, a left economist. I am familiar with him because he has been interviewed many times on Behind the News, … Continue reading ? The post Links on Yanis Varoufakis appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Mike-Frank Epitropoulos on SYRIZA Victory

See also Mike-Frank Epitropoulos’s pre-election piece, A Second Demonstration Project for Greece. Patti Smith’s song People Have the Power has been adopted as SYRIZA’s anthem.  SYRIZA’s twitter feed posted another YouTube version of the song (as reported by the New … Continue reading ? The post Mike-Frank Epitropoulos on SYRIZA Victory appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Links: SYRIZA, SOTU, etc.

(1) Greek elections:  We just posted an article by Mike-Frank Epitropoulos on tomorrow’s elections in Greece, and what a SYRIZA election would mean: A Second Demonstration Project for Greece. The title alludes to the article Mike wrote for us back … Continue reading ? The post Links: SYRIZA, SOTU, etc. appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

New Issue!

  New Issue!  Our Jan/Feb 2015 issue is (finally) out–or at least it is ready to be sent to the printers tomorrow. (E-subscribers will get their pdf by email tomorrow also.)  We posted John Miller’s “Up Against the Wall Street … Continue reading ? The post New Issue! appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Support the Homelessness Marathon, Jan 17-18

I heard from my old friend in the Finger Lakes in upstate New York, Jeremy Alderson, about the upcoming 17th Homelessness Marathon, happening this coming Tuesday and Wednesday. This is an annual, 14-hour, overnight radio broadcast focusing...Show More Summary

Wednesday Links

Here are some items I’ve been meaning to post: (1) ASSA Protests:  My last post mentioned the planned protests at the ASSA;  there was a bit of a buzz about the protests at the conference, and there was pretty impressive … Continue reading ? The post Wednesday Links appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Calling All Rebel Economists! — ASSA Disruption

Adbusters magazine is organizing demonstrations at this year’s Allied Social Sciences meetings, which are happening in Boston this coming weekend.  Here’s the info about it:   Demonstration against mainstream economics at the ASSA on...Show More Summary

Friday Links

Quick links–some new, some long overdue: (1) On the so-called “CRomnibus” and the provision that would “add numerous additional exemptions to the section’s ban on Federal government bailouts of large derivatives dealers”: Simon Johnson,...Show More Summary

New Issue! Plus: Links

(1) New Issue! We have finally finished layout for our November/December issue, which is our 40th-anniversary issue (see retrospective cover above). Two articles are posted: Arthur MacEwan’s “Ask Dr. Dollar” column on global inequality,...Show More Summary

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